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Saunders, Webb among likely September callups
A pair of trades the Orioles made on Saturday changed the team's needs ahead of September callups, but there are still some spots that can be filled, and the O's will begin the process of expanding their roster on Monday.

De Aza excited to join O's, pennant race
Alejandro De Aza was added to the active roster about half an hour before the Orioles began an eventual 12-8 win over the Twins, and he arrived at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the fourth inning. Baltimore opted not to use him, so his debut will have to wait one more day, but he expressed his excitement after the game.

Gausman, O's look to finish off sweep of Twins
The O's will activate pitcher Kevin Gausman prior to Sunday's game to try to finish off a four-game sweep of the Twins. Minnesota sends Phil Hughes to the mound to try to slow Baltimore in the finale.

Video shows fight on Horseshoe Casino's first weekend
Woman sprayed mace in pizza line before security broke up scuffle, onlooker said

A fight broke out inside Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino on the first weekend after its grand opening.








Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light
War of 1812 battle took place on Eastern Shore, where corn now grows

— The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came from the moon and the flashes of the troops' muskets.








Popeye's night shift worker killed in Anne Arundel County
An employee at a Popeye's Restaurant off Richie Highway in Brooklyn Park was found dead early Sunday with significant trauma to her upper body, Anne Arundel County police said.








Problem gambling center mounts campaign urging restraint
Effort timed to Horseshoe Casino opening

Bythella V. Johnson lost so much — about $3,000 — on slot machines during a recent trip to Atlantic City with her husband, Gary, to celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary that he threatened to cut the trip short if she didn't ease up.








One killed, five others wounded in Baltimore Sunday
A man was killed and five others were wounded by gunfire early Sunday, Baltimore police said.







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11/9/2011

The Case for Newt
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 7:20 am

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I’ve been meaning for a while now to circle around to Newt Gingrich’s quiet rise from the ranks of the also-also-rans of this campaign. I’ve been pretty hard on Newt here on Power Line over the last few months, most notably back in May after he got tangled in labeling Paul Ryan’s fiscal design “social engineering from the right.”

I noted here last month that with each debate “Newt Gingrich’s ‘it’s-so-crazy-it-just-might-work’ strategy for this race is looking a little less crazy,” but the right analogy might be that Newt’s tortoise and hare strategy is paying off. We know Newt didn’t run in 2008 partly because he thought it would be difficult to compete with Romney’s ability to self-fund a campaign if need be, though Newt might also have perceived, as Nixon did about GOP prospects for 1964, that 2012 would be a more favorable year for both him and the GOP. The same problem—Romney’s money advantage—is here this year, too, so Newt’s live-off-the-land strategy was a long shot, requiring one thing that Newt has often struggled with: discipline and focus. Newt has always had the worst case of political Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder since the beginning of clinical politics.

But lately Newt seems to have hit his stride. Did you happen to catch him on the “Center Seat” segment of Fox News’s “Special Report” last night? It was Newt at his best, and reminding us that then he is on his game there is no one better. Maybe the best part was then Steve Hayes played the infamous TV ad Newt cut with Nancy Pelosi three years ago about the “climate crisis” (about the 6:50 mark of the video). Newt didn’t finesse it: he straight out said, “That was the dumbest single thing I’ve done. . . simply inexplicable. . . it was just dumb.” Not often a politician admits a mistake that straightforwardly. And then he went on to give a concise account of the issue of climate and energy that tracks pretty closely with what I said on this site way back in the spring after Romney botched the issue.

So enter as witnesses Byron York in the Washington Examiner a couple days ago, and this morning Dorothy Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal (“Why Gingrich Could Win”), making the case for Newt even more strongly:

Whoever his competitors are in Iowa and beyond, Mr. Gingrich faces a hard fight for the nomination. His greatest asset lies in his capacity to speak to Americans as he has done, with such potency, during the Republican debates. No candidate in the field comes close to his talent for connection. There’s no underestimating the importance of such a power in the presidential election ahead, or any other one.

His rise in the polls suggests that more and more Republicans are absorbing that fact, along with the possibility that Mr. Gingrich’s qualifications all ’round could well make him the most formidable contender for the contest with Barack Obama.

So as Cain fades from the scene (I like Cain, but I’m sorry, he’s not ready for prime time presidential politics) and Perry continues to perform erratically, there’s a decent chance Newt will emerge as the not-Romney candidate. And then there will be a test to see whether the GOP “establishment,” such as it is, can put Romney over the top, and whether the Tea Party and other conservative grass roots Republicans will put aside their well-founded suspicions of Newt.

But beyond handicapping the primary campaign dynamics, Newt is doing something interesting and maybe profound: he is trying to run for president according to an older model that stresses substance over sound bytes and gimmicky, targeted campaign strategy. (Hence the emphasis on Lincoln-Douglas style debates that de-emphasize the place of the media questioners, among other things.) It is a bid to see whether presidential politics can still be conducted along the line of the old republic that would be more familiar to the Founders, to the style of public argument more akin to what Hamilton had in mind in talking about “refining and enlarging the public view” through “reflection and choice” in Federalist #1.

Footnote: Keep in mind one other thing from one of my previous comments here on Newt:

Whenever I think he is off his rocker, I remind myself that Newt was practically alone in thinking, from the first moment he arrived in Congress in 1979, that Republicans could take a majority in the House if it was sufficiently aggressive. Even as late as the eve of the 1994 election the conventional wisdom among political scientists and most journalists was that Democrats had a permanent majority in the House that the GOP could never break.

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49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence (The Associated Press)
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. Sgt. Heather Randol, a police spokeswoman, declined to discuss the circumstances that led to McDonald's arrest, saying only that officers had probable cause to take him into custody. ''I'm a good-hearted person.'' NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties this past week for players accused of domestic violence. ''The 49ers organization is aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously,'' general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.

Team Report - BALTIMORE RAVENS (The SportsXchange)
Health of Ravens secondary a primary concern

Team Report - WASHINGTON REDSKINS (The SportsXchange)
Redskins defense stands out heading toward regular season

Team Report - NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (The SportsXchange)
Saints marching into 2014 with limp

National Football League roundup (Reuters)
(The Sports Xchange) - San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence early Sunday morning. The Sacramento Bee reported that McDonald was booked by San Jose police at 5:30 a.m. Sunday for "inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant". He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 15, the day after the 49ers play a Sunday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced last week that the new punishment for those involved in domestic violence disputes would be six weeks for first-time offenders and a second offense would carry a lifetime ban.

Dolphins add 2 players, tweaking 53-man roster (The Associated Press)
Going with undrafted players is clearly not too risky for the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have added two more players who never got drafted, making moves Sunday to sign safety Brandian Ross and cornerback Sammy Seamster off waivers. He spent 2011 on Green Bay's practice squad as an undrafted free agent from Youngstown State. Seamster, an undrafted rookie out of Middle Tennessee State, was waived Saturday by Baltimore.

NFL roundup: 49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic violence (The SportsXchange)
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence early Sunday morning.

Pagano disappointed by Colts' poor preseason finale (The SportsXchange)
Head coach Chuck Pagano wasn't pleased by what he saw in the Indianapolis Colts' final preseason game, a 35-7 loss at Cincinnati. "I think we saw good football in all three phases during the course of training camp and the preseason," Pagano said. "Certainly (losing 35-7 to Cincinnati in the preseason finale Thursday night) was not the way any of us envisioned that night going and the way we wanted to finish," he said. "That's not Colts football.

49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic violence (AFP)
San José (United States) (AFP) - National Football League veteran Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of domestic violence. Law enforcement officials said the San Francisco 49er defensive end was booked in Santa Clara County jail for "inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant." McDonald was questioned and released after posting bail. The Sacramento Bee newspaper reported that McDonald was involved in an altercation with his pregnant fiancee while having a birthday party at his home.

Dolphins activate Pouncey from PUP (The SportsXchange)
As part of solidifying their 53-man roster Saturday, the Miami Dolphins activated center Mike Pouncey from the physically unable to perform list, meaning the team believes he may be ready to play soon. Pouncey couldn't have practiced or played for six weeks had he opened the season on the PUP list. "With any of those types of decisions, we are always going to consult with our medical staff," general manager Dennis Hickey said. "Dr. John Uribe, Ryan Grove our head athletic trainer, and all of the doctors involved to make the best decision for the player and the health and well-being.

Ravens sign 9 to practice squad (The SportsXchange)
The Baltimore Ravens signed nine players to their practice squad Sunday.

Colts claim Shipley, announce practice squad (The Associated Press)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts have claimed center A.Q. Shipley off waivers and started filling out their 10-man practice squad Sunday.

Three-Down Linebackers (Rotoworld)
Jeff Ratcliffe give you the heads up on which linebackers play three downs for all 32 teams.

Colts claim C Shipley, waive Austin (The SportsXchange)
The Indianapolis Colts claimed center A.Q. Shipley off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens and waived center Thomas Austin.

Dolphins claim Seamster, Ross off waivers (The SportsXchange)
The Miami Dolphins claimed cornerback Sammy Seamster and safety Brandian Ross off waivers Sunday.
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