Read what you missed over the weekend


Chinese officials in a region near the Great Wall made vendors stop selling t-shirts showing President Barack Obama as former Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong ahead of a visit by First Lady Michelle Obama.

In an “unofficial” vote, the region surrounding Venice voted by an overwhelming margin (89%) to secede from Italy.

At the Young Democrats’ convention in Annapolis, Anthony Brown only defeated Heather Mizeur by five votes in a gubernatorial straw poll.

Larry Hogan campaigned at a gun show in Timonium Saturday.

An aide to Speaker of the House Michael Busch left a closed door meeting to go scream at a reporter in the State House press room because that reporter had tweeted and blogged about the closed door meeting.

I noted the details of David Craig’s campaign swing to Wicomico County last week.

Sunday was the 2nd anniversary of the Rain Tax passing, and Delegate Steve Schuh is still defending his two votes for it.

In news that was previously unreported – Scott Wade Markle, former President of the Carroll County Democratic Club, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on March 14.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is an award-winning blogger who has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC.

Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.

Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.
Jeff Quinton