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Orioles lose challenge as Jones picked off in 11th
The Orioles watched the 11th inning against the Angels end on Thursday night on a reviewed pickoff play involving Adam Jones that stood as originally called.

Davis available off bench after bout with illness
Chris Davis, who had missed the past two games due to an illness, was back with the team and was an option to make his return to the starting lineup. When it finally came to it, Buck Showalter opted to take caution. Davis was available, but wasn't on the field to start Thursday's game.

McFarland activated from bereavement list
After spending three days on the bereavement list and missing the first two games of the Orioles' series with the Angels, T.J. McFarland was activated on Thursday and was available to pitch in the series finale.

Two baby raccoons rescued from fire in Waverly home
No one was inside home during Thursday morning blaze

Firefighters rescued two baby raccoons from a fire in a Waverly home Thursday morning, officials said.








Two motorcyclists killed in separate Anne Arundel crashes
Two motorcyclists involved in separate crashes in Anne Arundel County died Wednesday, police said.








Woman charged after SUV crashes into Towson government building
A 48-year-old woman was charged after she crashed an SUV into the Drumcastle government building in Towson on Thursday morning, Baltimore County police said.








Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
Obama nominee faces no questions about management controversies

Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement.








NAACP convention not necessarily coming to Baltimore after all
National headquarters says city is just one of four cities still being considered for 2016 event

The local branch of the NAACP spoke prematurely last week when it announced that the organization's 2016 national convention would be held in Baltimore, a spokeswoman from the national headquarters said Thursday.







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9/7/2011

Romney’s Economic Plan
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 6:29 am

from Powerline

Earlier today, Mitt Romney released his plan to revive America’s economy. You can read it in its entirety here. Most of its prescriptions will sound familiar; in general, they are pretty standard conservative fare. Taken together, however, they are quite impressive.

Romney begins with five bills he would introduce and five executive orders he would issue on his first day in office:

FIVE BILLS FOR DAY ONE

The American Competitiveness Act
• Reduces the corporate income tax rate to 25 percent

The Open Markets Act
• Implements the Colombia, Panama, and South Korea Free Trade Agreements

The Domestic Energy Act
• Directs the Department of the Interior to undertake a comprehensive survey of American energy reserves in partnership with exploration companies and initiates leasing in all areas currently approved for exploration

The Retraining Reform Act
• Consolidates the sprawl of federal retraining programs and returns funding and responsibility for these programs to the states

The Down Payment on Fiscal Sanity Act
• Immediately cuts non-security discretionary spending by 5 percent, reducing the annual federal budget by $20 billion

FIVE EXECUTIVE ORDERS FOR DAY ONE

An Order to Pave the Way to End Obamacare
• Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health care solutions that work best for them

An Order to Cut Red Tape
• Directs all agencies to immediately initiate the elimination of Obama-era regulations that unduly burden the economy or job creation, and then caps annual increases in regulatory costs at zero dollars

An Order to Boost Domestic Energy Production
• Directs the Department of the Interior to implement a process for rapid issuance of drilling permits to developers with established safety records seeking to use pre-approved techniques in pre-approved areas

An Order to Sanction China for Unfair Trade Practices
•Directs the Department of the Treasury to list China as a currency manipulator in its biannual report and directs the Department of Commerce to assess countervailing duties on Chinese imports if China does not quickly move to float its currency

An Order to Empower American Businesses and Workers
• Reverses the executive orders issued by President Obama that tilt the playing field in favor of organized labor, including the one encouraging the use of union labor on major government construction projects

That, of course, is only the beginning. I have had time only to skim Romney’s proposals, but they are worth studying in detail. Romney is blunt in calling President Obama a failure; this graph, which contrasts the Obama “recovery” with previous recoveries from recessions, pretty much says it all:

Democrats liked to call the recovery that took place early in the George W. Bush administration a “jobless recovery.” Today, for the first time America is experiencing a “jobloss recovery.”

Romney understands, and emphasizes, that regulatory costs are just as important as high taxes. This chart is revealing:

The estimate of the cost of regulation comes from the federal government itself.

Romney also ridicules President Obama’s claim to have initiated an “unprecedented” effort to cut costly red tape. Here is the real Obama record on regulation:

There is much more. I will try to return to Romney’s proposals in days to come, but in the meantime I would urge you to take a look.

As far as I know, no one doubts Romney’s competence. Some members of the GOP base question whether Romney means what he says, and can be counted on, when in office, to fulfill his promises. I can understand that skepticism as applied to the social issues, where Romney’s record is indeed inconsistent. But is there any reason to doubt that Romney is serious about his economic proposals and will work hard to implement them? Not that I can see.

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49ers table talks with Harbaugh (The SportsXchange)
The San Francisco 49ers put contract talks with coach Jim Harbaugh on hold until the season ends. "We actually just had this conversation (Wednesday)," 49ers owner Jed York said, according to CSN Bay Area. The 49ers are hoping to go to the Super Bowl. San Francisco reached the Super Bowl two years ago before falling to the Baltimore Ravens.

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Lions coach Jim Caldwell leading team in a new way (The Associated Press)
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell took players - by position group - out to dinner during the offseason and allowed them to pick their favorite restaurants in the Motor City. Caldwell asked each player what their favorite books and movies were along with other questions, probing for details about them as people. ''The more you know about them, the better you can serve them,'' Caldwell said in an interview with The Associated Press after Thursday's practice. ''I've always believed coaching is a service business.'' Jim Schwartz never seemed to say anything like that during his five years with the Lions.

NFL roundup: Apologetic Rice calls actions 'inexcusable' (The SportsXchange)
A contrite Ray Rice apologized publicly to his wife, his 2-year-old daughter, his mother and children wearing No. 27 Baltimore Ravens jerseys in his first public comments since the NFL suspended him two games for a domestic violence incident in February. "My actions that night were totally inexcusable," Rice said Thursday. Rice said the most difficult punishment he'll deal with is knowing daughter, Rayven, will first hear not of his football achievements but what happened with his then-fiancee Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City casino. ---Running back David Wilson's future with the New York Giants and in football is in doubt.

Team Report - CLEVELAND BROWNS (The SportsXchange)
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Team Report - BALTIMORE RAVENS (The SportsXchange)
Ravens RB Rice issues heartfelt apology

Team Report - GREEN BAY PACKERS (The SportsXchange)
GM Thompson gets contract extension from Packers

Burfict emerges as center of Bengals defense (The Associated Press)
Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has gone from low-risk investment to the heart of the Bengals defense in only two years. ''He has the ingredients of what a great NFL player for a period of time can be.

Ravens DE Urban lost for season with torn ACL (The Associated Press)
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens rookie defensive end Brent Urban is done for the season after tearing his right ACL in practice.

Ravens' Rice calls altercation "biggest mistake" (AFP)
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, making his first public comments since being banned for two NFL games for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancee, called it "the biggest mistake of my life". Rice and Janay Palmer, who is now his wife, had an altercation in an Atlantic City casino elevator and security video posted online by TMZ.com showed Rice lifting a motionless Palmer out of the elevator and onto the floor. Rice apologized to his wife and all women who have been affected by domestic violence. Rice was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault.

Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable' (The Associated Press)
Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called ''the biggest mistake of his life.'' His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will haunt him long after NFL career has ended. The Baltimore Ravens running back was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palmer. Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being dropped. ''My actions that night were totally inexcusable,'' said Rice, who during Ravens training camp Thursday spoke publicly for the first time since receiving a two-game suspension from the NFL.

Pro Football HOF: Bottleneck frustrates worthy candidates (The SportsXchange)
When seven pro football greats have their legendary status verified this weekend at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, many other former stars will smile during the ceremony.

NFL's Rice publicly apologizes to wife for violent incident (Reuters)
Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who has been suspended by the National Football League without pay for the first two games of the 2014 season for hitting his wife, apologized to her on Thursday and vowed to speak out against domestic violence. The NFL ordered the suspension last week, determining that Rice had violated the league's conduct policy when he was arrested in February following a fight with his then-fiancee Janay Palmer. "I am going to go out there and be ambassador against domestic violence to make sure that someone doesn't have to go through what I went through and what me and my wife went through," Rice said in his first public remarks since the NFL decided to suspend him.Rice said he had failed to apologize to his wife during his last emotional public appearance, which he called awkward.
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