'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A few friends of extraterrestrials got together the other day at the National Press Club, where there's usually a couple of guys at the bar eager for a good story, to hold a Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, a "mock congressional hearing" on human encounters with extraterrestrials.
"If the Congress won't do it's job, the people will," declares the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, set to take off in the main ballroom of the National Press Club on Monday. Disclosure? Are we talking health care here, or gun control? No, we're talking extraterrestrial. Of course, the nation's capital may seem like another planet at times, but no matter.
Poisonous lizards are coming to Washington, and they're hailing disproportionately from Maryland, North Carolina and Texas.
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett of Maryland remembers a time two decades ago when things moved quickly in Washington and Democrats and Republicans weren't constantly at each other's throats.
Fresh from decisive losses in seven of Maryland's eight congressional districts and its worst performance ever in a U.S. Senate race, the Maryland Republican Party is searching for answers to stop its slide into irrelevance in the increasingly deep-blue state.
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett lost the battle for his political life Tuesday, failing in his bid to win an 11th term in a Maryland district that has long shared his values but has changed drastically as a result of gerrymandering.
Maryland politics might be dominated by one party, but that doesn't mean there's no suspense on Election Day.
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett of Maryland talks like a man who knows his days in office might be numbered.
A petition drive to put the state's new congressional map on the ballot could end Thursday if organizers cannot get all the signatures they need and were still missing Wednesday night.
Maryland's 6th District has long been a friendly home field for Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, but he might have to win on the road if he wants to hold on to his seat this fall.
Maryland primary voters turned out in expectedly low numbers Tuesday to select a GOP presidential candidate and choose Democratic and Republican nominees for this fall's U.S. Senate and House races.
Potomac businessman John K. Delaney lodged a convincing victory Tuesday in Maryland's 6th District Democratic congressional primary, beating a candidate who was backed by many of the state's most powerful Democrats.
Maryland state Sen. David R. Brinkley probably won't topple incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in Tuesday's Republican congressional primary, but his campaign sure is going down swinging.
When Maryland leaders redrew the state's congressional map last year to give Democrats a better shot at winning the long-conservative 6th District, observers predicted it would yield the state's most competitive race of the 2012 election season.
Roscoe G. Bartlett, who once represented a Maryland district, said for the "record" that "it is very arrogant and presumptive to believe this is the only place where life exists in the universe."
Mr. Bartlett is "86 years old; it's not like he was going to be in office for the next 10 years anyway," he said, adding that "Maryland is not only dominated by Democrats, but they feel like they can't be touched."