Martin O'Malley

O'Malley presses for stronger gun laws, Confederate flag removal

Promising to "rebuild the heart of America's cities," former Gov. Martin O'Malley used an appearance at a meeting of the nation's mayors on Sunday to call for a federal ban on assault weapons and stricter regulations on gun purchases. O'Malley, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president,...

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  • Baltimore Sun's 2017 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Michael Cryor

    Baltimore Sun's 2017 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Michael Cryor

    You might call Michael Cryor the Kevin Bacon of Baltimore — he's seemingly not more than a degree or two of separation from anyone in town. That doesn't just go for the folks in Baltimore's boardrooms or City Hall, where he has been a quiet voice in the ears of a succession of mayors dating back...

  • O'Malley makes the case for Hogan's reforms

    O'Malley makes the case for Hogan's reforms

    How the courts will react to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Maryland's redistricting process, we can't say. The Supreme Court did recently strike down some of the congressional district boundaries in North Carolina, but that was on the relatively well-trodden ground of racial...

  • Main problem facing city schools? Lack of state funding

    Main problem facing city schools? Lack of state funding

    I'm so glad The Sun was able to set this school funding problem straight ("Small schools, high salaries reasons for city district' budget gap," May 7). What's really driving the budget shortfall are incentive programs to retain top teaching recruits, effective albeit underpopulated elementary schools...

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  • Mapping Martin O'Malley's travel

    Mapping Martin O'Malley's travel

    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his presidential campaign in Baltimore on Saturday, and then immediately hit the campaign trail. The two-term governor and former Baltimore mayor has been racking up airline miles for months, sometimes at a dizzying pace. That effort will only grow...

  • Martin O'Malley's presidential announcement comes amid revived criticism of policing policies

    Martin O'Malley's presidential announcement comes amid revived criticism of policing policies

    As Martin O'Malley climbs Federal Hill, where he is expected to launch his campaign for president Saturday, he will carry with him a decade-old record on fighting crime that is drawing new scrutiny amid an unprecedented national debate over police brutality. In speeches around the country leading...

  • Who is running for president in 2016?

    Who is running for president in 2016?

    In order from most recently announced, here are the announced candidates for the 2016 presidential election. Click on each of the names to read the most recent stories about each candidate.

  • O'Malley set to take a leap into 2016

    O'Malley set to take a leap into 2016

    More than a decade ago, Bill Clinton threw his arm around the handsome, brash leader of Baltimore who had just been named by a national magazine as the country's "best young mayor." "Congratulations to Mayor O'Malley on being the Esquire magazine cover boy," Clinton teased as a dozen cameras captured...

  • Rep. Delaney taps Lierman as presidential campaign co-chair

    Maryland Rep. John Delaney, who announced in July he is running for president in 2020, has named a campaign co-chair. Delaney said Wednesday that Terry Lierman will fill the position. Lierman is a past chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party. He also was a member of the Democratic National Committee...

  • Hogan cancels O'Malley-era 'zero waste' plan

    Hogan cancels O'Malley-era 'zero waste' plan

    Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday night that he has canceled "zero-waste" landfill rules issued by Gov. Martin O'Malley a week before he left office in 2015. Speaking to the annual summer gathering of the Maryland Municipal League, the Republican governor said he was rescinding the policy in response...

  • Jimmy DeButts: Time for Dems to rectify immoral gerrymandering

    Jimmy DeButts: Time for Dems to rectify immoral gerrymandering

    Anthony Brown might be a congressional rookie, but he's a savvy politician. Brown, a former lieutenant governor and majority whip, concedes his fourth congressional district is a textbook example of gerrymandering. But don't expect him to expend any effort changing it. Maryland's congressional...

  • Editorial: Lawsuit may present Maryland's best shot at nonpartisan redistricting

    Editorial: Lawsuit may present Maryland's best shot at nonpartisan redistricting

    State Democrats this week were forced to admit what most people already knew: Congressional redistricting maps were drawn up using partisan politics with the intent to oust a longtime Republican representative and replace him with a Democrat. The maps are being challenged in federal court, where...

  • Martin O'Malley wanted a cameo on 'Veep,' actor Reid Scott says

    Martin O'Malley wanted a cameo on 'Veep,' actor Reid Scott says

    Martin O’Malley has left a mark in politics as Maryland’s former governor and Baltimore’s former mayor, as well as making waves for his musical skills (he’s part of seven-piece Irish rock band, O’Malley’s March). Why not break into the television industry, too? “Veep” actor Reid Scott, who plays...

  • Our say: On redistricting, O'Malley admits the obvious

    Our say: On redistricting, O'Malley admits the obvious

    "Partisan politics plays a role in redistricting" is one the least surprising statements you could make about Maryland or American politics — the government equivalent of "water flows downhill." What else could you conclude after glancing at the meandering lines that set out Maryland's eight congressional...

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Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'

President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp" and doesn't know the Senate Majority Leader "at all." Acknowledging he was putting his own political...

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