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August 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Delaney Does Not Qualify for September Presidential Debate

Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) of Potomac has failed to qualify for the third round of Democratic presidential debates. To qualify for the debate, candidates needed to have 130,000 unique campaign donors and they needed to reach at least 2% in four qualifying polls approved by the Democratic National Committee. Delaney has reached neither. RealClearPolitics […]

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August 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Weighs in on Democratic Debate

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando appeared on CNN on Thursday weighing in on how Democratic candidates performed in Wednesday night’s primary debate. Jawando defended former Vice President Joe Biden for aligning his policies with that of former President Barack Obama (Jawando, himself, worked an Obama White House official). Here’s what he had to say to […]

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July 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Delaney Takes Aim at Front-Runner Candidates in CNN Debate

During the second set of Democratic primary debates on CNN, John Delaney, Maryland’s former District 6 representative, appeared to have made a name for himself. The Washington Post, CNN, Vox, and Politico all listed Delaney as one of the night’s winners because of his viral exchanges with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.). […]

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July 31, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 31 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, July 31. Mostly cloudy in the morning, then thunderstorms later in the day. Here’s the forecast. Here’s five things to know: 1. Council Committee Work: The County Council’s planning committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation for a roundtable discussion. The committee is chaired by Councilmember Hans […]

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July 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 30 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, July 30 and we are celebrating three random holidays: International Day of Friendship, National Cheesecake Day, and National Father-in-Law Day. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Night One of CNN’s Democratic Debate: The first of CNN’s two-night Democratic primary debate is tonight at 8 p.m. […]

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July 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marianne Williamson’s Former Iowa State Director Joins Team Delaney

Brent Roske, the former Iowa state director for author-turned-presidential-candidate Marianne Williamson, has joined John Delaney of Potomac’s 2020 campaign. The news was first reported by the Des Moines Register on Monday. Brent Roske has resigned as the Iowa State Director for @marwilliamson ‘s 2020 campaign. Roske had no comment as to why he resigned. Paula […]

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March 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Faith Leaders Attend Interfaith Event at Gaithersburg Mosque

Montgomery County Councilmembers, County Executive Marc Elrich, and faith leaders showed support for the Muslim community Sunday by attending an interfaith event at the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg. According to Councilmember Evan Glass, over “two dozen religious institutions” came to this interfaith event to show support for the Muslim community, days after the attack […]

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March 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Navarro Release Statements on Mosque Shooting in New Zealand

Elrich and Navarro both released statements about the attacks on the two mosques in New Zealand on Friday. The attacks left dozens of people dead. Council President Nancy Navarro said in a statement that the council stands with the people of New Zealand and is committed to helping Montgomery County’s Muslim community practice their faith. […]

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February 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen, Raskin Call for Governor Northam’s Resignation

Maryland officials have taken to social media to call for Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-Va.) resignation over a racist image that surfaced Friday. The image came from Northam’s 1984 yearbook page when he was a student at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam did not resign during a news conference, saying he does not believe […]

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April 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Local Media Talent Honored During EPIC Awards

Some of the most talented television anchors and radio hosts in the Washington D.C.region were honored for their contributions at Montgomery Community Media’s Second Annual EPIC Awards ceremony at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. “This is an awesome, awesome, night,” Jeffrey Slavin, chair of the board for Montgomery Community Media, said. “I’m so glad that […]

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