Traffic: Collision on I-895 in Baltimore City A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 895 North in Baltimore City prior to the Steel Bridge has closed the northbound right shoulder at 6:56 a.m. on Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Two influential City Council members introduced legislation Monday that would require every Baltimore police officer to wear a body camera within a year — a move they argue would cut down on police brutality in the aftermath of several high-profile misconduct allegations.
The Ravens have been reaching out to try to ensure that dozens of long-held relationships and the millions in revenue they provide remain intact.
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For the moment, Republicans have successfully beaten back the Democrat financial regulation overhaul, defeating a cloture motion to begin debate on the partisan bill with 42 votes.
Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), who has been most active in working with Democrats on the bill, voted no on cloture. So did other Republican question marks, including the Maine Ladies Collins and Snowe, Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who voted for Democratic derivatives language in committee, and Scott Brown (R., Mass.).
In somewhat of a surprise move, Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.) joined the Republican filibuster, which means the Democrats will now need two defectors to move ahead.
Nelson joined the Republicans because of language sought by Warren Buffet:
Buffett wanted a provision that would exempt existing derivative contracts from new rules.
And once removed he will go scurrying back to his friends on the left, hell….the man proved he has the spine of a jellyfish on the abortion issue so there is no counting on that man.
What do the Republicans want changed? A few things but most importantly on how the fed handles failing businesses. The way the current bill is written the fed will put 50 billion away for failing banks but the Republicans want that eliminated completely so no bail outs occur.
Basically saying that no business is too big to fail, and that is right on the money.
Jeff at Protein Wisdom thinks the Democrats will move onto immigration for a number of reasons:
The move to push immigration reform center stage at a time of high unemployment and unsustainable debt â€” made worse by enormous increases in federal entitlement spending â€” will be a cynical gamble on the part of Democrats, who realize that come November, they are likely to lose significant numbers in Congress anyway, and so will make a last ditch effort to swing public perception back in their favor by casting their opponents as anti-immigrant. Even should they fail, the thinking goes, theyâ€™ll help perpetuate a branding of Tea Partiers as fringe actors and angry white Christian rednecks â€” marketing being, in a country filled with low-information voters (who, thanks to the self-esteem movement and the dumbing down of civic education, believe themselves to be â€œpolitically activeâ€ and â€œawareâ€), the most important aspect of politics.
And the GOP establishment and its pragmatist mouthpieces â€” always on the lookout to find a defensive posture from which to dignify such cynical attacks â€” might just play right into the hands of Democrats by their inevitable ritual scapegoating of at least one or two vocal conservatives, who theyâ€™ll deem unclean.
Will the GOP play right into their hands tho? Or have they learned?
Monday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti disputed a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. Bisciotti, who rarely met with the media before the Rice saga, said he felt it necessary to respond to an ESPN story last week that described he, president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome pushing Commissioner Roger Goodell for leniency for Rice. Bisciotti acknowledged that the backlash over the handling of the domestic violence case is by far the biggest crisis he's faced since taking over the team 14 years ago, but defended the integrity of his organization.
Shutdown Corner NFL Power Rankings: Taking stock of the 3-0 teams (Shutdown Corner)
We're down to three undefeated teams after just three weeks. And the three undefeateds are far from flawless. The Bengals are the best of the group. Their offense has been diverse, especially with quarterback Andy Dalton playing well and running back Giovani Bernard emerging as a star. They're an impressive 3-0, yet you're forgiven if you have some reservations about completely buying in. You remember the playoffs the last three years. Then there are the Cardinals and Eagles. The Cardinals have a great coaching staff led by Bruce Arians. That's the best way to explain them overcoming their massive defensive personnel losses and winning despite having to go with Drew Stanton at quarterback. Their schemes on both sides are covering up some issues. It's hard to imagine the Cardinals being a Super Bowl contender with Stanton at quarterback (or, let'e be honest, with Carson Palmer at quarterback) but 3-0 is a great start nonetheless. The Eagles are just a strange 3-0 team. They're literally unlike any 3-0 team we've ever seen. They're the first in NFL history to go 3-0 after being down by at least 10 points in each of their first three games. They're 3-0, they also have a good coach, but do you really trust a team that allowed the Redskins and Jaguars to take double-digit leads on their home turf? All three of the 3-0 teams are in the top 10, of course, but none have cracked the top two yet. Onto the post-Week 3 power rankings: 32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3, LW: 29) Unbelievable. 31. Oakland Raiders (0-3, LW: 32) There's something to be said for moral victories. They played well. Not a win, but I bet they feel a lot better than after the Week 2 nightmare against Houston.
Ravens owner apologizes for not demanding Ray Rice video (Reuters)
By Eric Kelsey (Reuters) - The owner of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens apologized on Monday for not demanding the graphic video of former star running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance, saying it "never crossed my mind" and he was "deeply sorry." Stephen Bisciotti offered the mea culpa at a news conference the team called to address an ESPN report that alleged the Ravens had advocated for lenient punishment for Rice and knew about the contents of the video early on. ...
Owner: 'No misinformation' by Ravens on Rice (The Associated Press)
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. Bisciotti, who rarely met with the media before the Rice saga, said Monday he felt it necessary to respond to an ESPN story last week that described he, president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome pushing Commissioner Roger Goodell for leniency for Rice. ''Their accusations didn't jibe with what we know is fact,'' said Bisciotti, who, sitting in a raised leather chair square in the middle of a raised stage at his team's training facility, also denied that he contacted the league on Rice's behalf. ''I expected four of six games and I was surprised as everybody else that it was two.'' The two games were Rice's original suspension by the league - the Ravens took no action at the time - for punching Janay Palmer in a casino on Feb. 15.
Miscues cost Browns in 23-21 loss to Ravens (The Associated Press)
Browns coach Mike Pettine stepped behind the microphone Monday, then paused for several seconds and sighed. Without saying a word, he clearly conveyed his emotions one day after Cleveland's 23-21 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. We felt like we let the Ravens off the hook. There are no asterisks where we are.'' The Browns suffered their second last-second loss in three weeks Sunday when Baltimore's Justin Tucker made a 32-yard field goal as time expired.
Ravens deny cover-up bid in Rice case (AFP)
Washington (AFP) - Baltimore Ravens owner Stephen Bisciotti on Monday denied orchestrating a cover-up over the Ray Rice domestic violence case but apologized for the franchise's inadequate response to the scandal.
Ravens owner says demanding Rice video 'never crossed my mind' (Reuters)
By Eric Kelsey (Reuters) - The owner of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens on Monday apologized for not demanding the graphic video of former star running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance, saying it "never crossed my mind" and he was "deeply sorry." Stephen Bisciotti offered the mea culpa at a news conference the team had called in response to address an ESPN investigative story that alleged the team had advocated for lenient punishment for Rice and knew about the contents of the video early on. ...
Kicking game: It is called football, after all (The Associated Press)
In the biggest game of the NFL season so far, the winning coach said the game wasn't decided by superstars Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch or Richard Sherman. The MVP, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said, was punter Jon Ryan. The unsung heroes of special teams took center stage around the NFL Sunday, with crucial field goals, punts that flipped field position and electrifying returns. In the Super Bowl rematch between the Broncos and Seahawks, Ryan averaged 50.2 yards per kick and had five punts downed inside the Denver 20.