October 31, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Gay marriage advocates fighting tightly contested ballot initiatives in four states are getting a lift from actor Brad Pitt, who is donating $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign's National Marriage Fund and calling on others to match his efforts. "It's unbelievable to me that people's lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days," Pitt wrote in an email going out Wednesday to supporters of the gay rights group. "In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, voters will go to the polls to decide if gay and lesbian couples - our friends and neighbors - are worthy of the same protections as everyone else.
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September 4, 2013 |
The top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz said Wednesday that she would run for the Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks seat being vacated by Councilman Tom LaBonge, bringing the total number of contenders to four. Joan Pelico, Koretz's chief of staff, said she would fill out the paperwork next week to raise money for the contest, which is still 18 months away. LaBonge is set to step down in 2015 due to term limits. Pelico said she planned to use a vacation day to fill out the paperwork.
October 29, 2012 |
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As super storm Sandy made its way across Maryland late Monday night, state officials warned that the worst of the damage was yet to come. “We're America's weather in miniature today,” Gov. Martin O'Malley said at a news conference. “We've got the blizzard on one side. We've got the waves on the Atlantic, we've got the tidals and the flooding.” After making landfall near southern New Jersey with hurricane-force winds, Sandy was parked over Maryland, whipping the state with wind, rain and snow.
April 30, 2012 |
You might just be able to make a federal case out of an employer asking to snoop around your social networking account if a new bill wends its way into becoming law. The Social Networking Online Protection Act, or SNOPA, was introduced late last week by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). If passed, SNOPA would "prohibit current and potential employers for requiring a username, password or other access to online content," according to a news release on Engel's website.
March 15, 2005 |
Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, a onetime Maryland congressman, declared his intention Monday to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Paul S. Sarbanes. "I can't be bought. I won't be intimidated. I don't know how to quit," Mfume told supporters at a rally in Baltimore. Mfume is seeking the 2006 Democratic nomination to succeed Sarbanes, who announced Friday that he would retire at the end of his fifth term.
February 19, 2006 |
A New Jersey congressman said Saturday that he wanted to require that security officials at U.S. ports be American citizens to prevent overseas companies operating shipping facilities here from hiring foreigners in such sensitive positions. Republican Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman of the Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee, cited "significant" security concerns over a $6.
March 10, 2012
SATURDAY Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET The Chris Matthews Show General election; women in politics: John Heilemann; Howard Fineman; Nia-Malika Henderson; Kasie Hunt. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Democratic agenda in Congress; 2012 election: Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
October 28, 2012 |
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said he would halt early voting in his largely Democratic state on Monday but President Obama's reelection campaign says they don't yet assume that Hurricane Sandy will significantly disrupt their voter turnout operations in critical swing states. In the most closely contested states, Democrats are pinning hopes on Obama's get-out-the-vote efforts to tip the scales on election day. The president's campaign has been building volunteer networks for months and even years in some areas.
February 17, 2012 |
The Maryland House of Delegates narrowly approved legalization of gay marriage late Friday, clearing the way for final passage next week and the expected signature of Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. That would make Maryland the eighth state with a law on the books legalizing gay marriage, though it would have to survive an expected attempt to block it by referendum. In debate before the vote, Delegate Anne Kaiser, one of seven openly gay members of the House, said that she wanted, "Marriage.
June 8, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Piers Morgan Tonight 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET Today Customer service; talking to doctors; summer travel. (N) 4 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY Good Morning America (N)