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Maryland Congressmen Unite Against Trump’s Top White House Appointee

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Steve Bannon, Courtesy The Telegraph/YouTube
Steve Bannon, Courtesy The Telegraph/YouTube

With President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet already taking shape, some Americans are excited, though many others are considerably nervous. Count Maryland’s own Sen. Ben Cardin, Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Steny Hoyer among those on the nervous side.

Hillary Clinton v. Donald Trump: What’s the Difference?

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Though I have voted in every presidential election since Carter/Ford in ’76, I have often felt that the difference between the two candidates ranged from not much to slightly more than that. Once they get to Washington and get whopped over the head by the checks and balances, not to mention the lobbyists and the PACs, it’s more or less business as usual. The pro-life Bushes did not manage to recriminalize abortion, and Obama couldn’t stop the war. American politics blah blah blah, life goes on. 

Baltimore Boy Picked for White House Science Fair

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Nine-year-old Baltimorean Jacob Leggette has a hobby that’s unusual for an elementary school student: He’s super into 3D printing.

Obama to Nominate Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO as Librarian of Congress

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Carla Hayden

It appears President Barack Obama is making at least one nomination this week. Carla Hayden, who currently has the top job at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, is set to be nominated as the Librarian of Congress, according to the White House.

Obama: ‘You Don’t Want to be on the Wrong Side of Barbara Mikulski’

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Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 10.58.14 AMDecades-old plans to put an interstate through the center of Baltimore were a topic of conversation at the White House Wednesday, but there wasn’t a threat this time. Barbara Mikulski received the highest honor a civilian can get from President Barack Obama.

White House Names Baltimore a TechHire City

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IMG_2238Senior Obama administration officials were at City Garage Tuesday morning to add Baltimore to the list of cities in the White House’s TechHire program.

Baltimore-Area Girl Scouts Camped Out at the White House

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White House photo by Amanda Lucidon
White House photo by Amanda Lucidon

Sleep-away camp went to Washington this week. About 50 Girl Scouts camped out on the South Lawn of the White House, and a group of Baltimore-area scouts were among them. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama came down when he heard a commotion in the yard.

White House Fence Jumper From Bel Air Removed from Court After Outburst

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White House Fence Jumper Dominic Adesanya
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Last week, Dominic Adesanya was dragged from the White House lawn after jumping the fence. On Monday, the Bel Air man once again had to be removed from federal property after an outburst in court.

Ray Lewis Allllllmost Got President Obama to Do the Squirrel Dance

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Somehow I missed this video of the Ravens’ White House visit until today. Joe is cute, Ray is cute, Barack is cute — the whole thing just makes me grin.

Pro-Life Raven Skipped White House Visit in Protest Against Planned Parenthood

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Here at Baltimore Fishbowl, we’ve given a lot of attention to (former) Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo’s activism on behalf of gay rights and marriage equality. But there’s another Raven with strong political beliefs — so strong, in fact, that he sat out the team’s White House visit earlier this week in protest.

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