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JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

The American lawyer and preservationist will discuss his latest book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, while The Hay-Adams Chef Peter Schaffrath presents a delicious lunch on Top of the Hay, the hotel's rooftop venue

On Monday, January 27, 2014The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome Richard Moe, who has had a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation, to discuss his recent book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and The Politics of War, while dining with guests at The Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House. Chef Peter Schaffrath will prepare a delicious seasonal luncheon with dessert by Pastry Chef Josh Short.

Gansler denies sparking investigation into whistleblower

BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA) -- Embattled Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler declined to comment on a Washington Post report that the whistleblowing state trooper who called Gansler reckless for his use of a state vehicle and police driver, was himself under investigation for allegedly inappropriate moonlighting.

Gansler said his office was not the source of information that sparked the investigation into Lt. Charles Ardolini and at least two another troopers now accused of using a state vehicle and firearms on executive protection jobs in DC and Virginia.

The investigation began three days after a memo outlining Ardolini's complaints about Gansler were made public.

"Obviously, it didn't come from my campaign," Gansler said.

 

Gansler responds to reports of reckless driving

WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is responding to accounts from Maryland State Police that he regularly ordered state troopers to drive him with lights and sirens to routine appointments.

Documents obtained by The Washington Post show Gansler directed troopers to speed, run red lights and bypass traffic jams while driving him. In one case, police said Gansler insisted on driving himself, running red lights with sirens blaring.

Police Lt. Charles Ardolini wrote in 2011 that the problem existed for five years and "occurs on a daily basis."

Gansler is now a Democratic candidate for governor.

Gansler's campaign issued a response Sunday. Gansler apologized if his "backseat driving" made troopers uncomfortable. But the campaign says the matters were settled and are now being used as a political attack on Gansler.

Maryland Delegate Announces Assault Rifle Raffle For Political Fundraiser

Annapolis, Md. (WUSA9) -- Republican Anne Arundel County Delegate Don Dwyer Tuesday announced plans to raffle off two assault rifles at a July political fundraiser to benefit his next campaign and an effort to challenge Maryland's new gun control law in court.

One of the rifles is an AR-15, a version of which was used  in the Sandy Hook massacre.  The other is an AK-47.  Both would be banned under Maryland's new law.

"There's never been a better time to do it.  Now is the time," Dwyer said when questioned about the timing of his announcement while the parents of Sandy Hook victims are lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Tickets are being sold for $10 for each rifle from Dwyer's campaign website.

"I will protect and defend the God given right to carry and bear firearms," Dwyer said.

Riderwood Retirement Community’s Nearly 3,000 Residents to Vote Nov. 6

Riderwood Retirement Community’s Nearly 3,000  Residents to Vote Nov. 6

Nearly 3,000 residents of Riderwood retirement community will vote November 6  in two separate county voting precincts located at their campus in Silver Spring, MD.

Half of Riderwood’s 120-acre campus is located in Montgomery County and half is located in Prince George’s County. Residents will vote in either of the county precincts depending on where they actually live at Riderwood.

As the November 6 General Election nears,  Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD,  is a hotspot for politically passionate people, their passion outweighed only by their savvy.

Many of Riderwood’s residents  belong to one of two resident-run political groups on campus—one for Democrats and one for Republicans. And though these two groups may hold different political opinions, they both serve as places for freedom of expression.

FINALLY, A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AD?...OOPS, IT'S FOR 2016

Although born and bred in upstate New York, I have lived in Northern Virginia for 31 years. This election cycle, the Commonwealth is a battleground in the Presidential race, and by virtue of anticipated coattails, negative or positive, in the Senatorial one as well. For what seems like an eternity, residents have endured increasingly nasty TV ads, and it isn't even post convention, post Labor Day!  Candidates have been crisscrossing the state in attack dog mode, spewing gall and gaffes, attempting to drum up support. I want to buy earplugs.