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State’s Attorney accused of conflict of interest

June 20, 2014
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State’s Attorney accused of conflict of interest

Janice Bledsoe says she was completely surprised when Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein told her on the morning of August 6, 2012, that she had five minutes to decide whether to resign or be fired. “Gregg and I used to joke all the time,” the former Assistant State’s Attorney who investigated police corruption says....
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Checking in with Heather Mizeur on her frantic final push to election day

June 20, 2014
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Checking in with Heather Mizeur on her frantic final push to election day

Early voting has ended and all that’s left in the primaries is Election Day on Tuesday, June 24th. City Paper caught up with upstart Democratic candidate for governor, Heather Mizeur, after a long day on the campaign trail on Thursday. Waiting for her at Spro in Hampden, we watched her smooch her wife Deborah...
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The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore’s legislative district races

June 6, 2014
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The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore’s legislative district races

The most recent round of campaign finance reports for Baltimore City’s 12 legislative-district races – a Senate and House race in each of the six districts – were due late May at the Maryland State Board of Elections. The mass of new data reveals who’s betting how much on the 46 candidates vying to...
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World’s Best Political Fights

October 1, 2013
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Judging by the rest of the worlds’ governments, our politicos are pussies. Here’s 10 videos of international politicians beating the crap out of each other, pulling guns, and generally being mean to their fellow humans. Enjoy.
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Vote Obama Out—or You’re Fired!

October 9, 2012
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Vote Obama Out—or You’re Fired!

Gawker has a letter (also authenticated by our sister paper, Orlando Weekly) from Central Florida’s palace-building time share mogul, David Siegel, to his 8,000 employees. In it he tells them that if President Obama is re-elected, he’ll fire them all: “You see, I can no longer support a system that penalizes the productive and...
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Election Results and 13th District Update

September 14, 2011
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Election Results and 13th District Update

Well, the primary election is over–with the lowest turnout in history–and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has coasted to victory over a strong field. On the City Council front, there was an upset and a near upset, with Nick Mosby beating long-time incumbent Belinda Conaway in the 7th District and Shannon Sneed running just 15 votes...
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Conaway, Mosby and the Homestead Tax

September 9, 2011
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Conaway, Mosby and the Homestead Tax

In the past couple of days, Nick Mosby, who is challenging 7th District City Councilmember Belinda Conaway, has sent out several lurid mailings pointing out Conaway’s issues with the homestead property tax break she and her husband are apparently still receiving on their Randallstown home. One of the mailings features hands gripping prison bars....
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Yes, there are Republicans running for Baltimore mayoral slot

September 8, 2011
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Baltimore is in the midst of two mayoral primaries: the Democratic one, which will almost certainly decide the city’s next mayor, and a rare Republican primary between two little-known candidates who have raised no money and, in one case, have been seldom seen on the hustings. Alfred V. Griffin III, 38, is the organizer...
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Councilmember Conaway Drops Lawsuit Over Coverage Questioning Her City Residency

August 1, 2011
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Councilmember Conaway Drops Lawsuit Over Coverage Questioning Her City Residency

City Councilmember Belinda Conaway (D-7th District) today dismissed a lawsuit she filed against the Examiner newspapers, owner Philip Anschutz, and Baltimore blogger Adam Meister. The suit, filed in May, accused them of libel, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotion distress after an online column by Meister, published in March, pointed out public records indicating...
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Jody Landers Works Blue

July 18, 2011
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Jody Landers Works Blue

SCENE: A meeting with mayoral candidate Jody Landers, June 13, at a home in Fells Point. There are seven or eight interns gathered around the dining room table (all white young college students), and one of them pitches the idea of a “green suit” he’d like to wear to drum up press. Landers laughs....
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Two Candidates Withdraw From City Races

July 18, 2011
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Two Candidates Withdraw From City Races

On the July 15 deadline for candidates to withdraw from this year’s city elections, two people–a Democrat running for the City Council’s 12th District seat and an independent candidate for mayor–scratched their names off the list. Robert Stokes is an aide to incumbent 12th District Councilmember Carl Stokes, who, after announcing a run for...
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O Rolley?

June 23, 2011
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Otis Rolley’s mayoral campaign e-mailed out an excited press release about the time he was staging a press conference in front of City Hall. The Sun’s Julie Scharper blogged that here.  The catalyst to this–a story about yet another standardized-test-cheating scandal in the city’s school system–is worth a look as well, if you’d not...
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