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Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown

Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown

Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given.

O'Malley heads to Dublin, Amsterdam

Gov. Martin O'Malley left Tuesday for a five-day trip to Europe that includes a "congressional pilgrimage" to northern Ireland and a conference in Amsterdam.

Brown calls Gansler comments 'reckless'

Making a rare direct reply Tuesday to an attack by a rival candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown labeled "reckless and irresponsible" remarks by...

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Ad hominem attacks [Commentary]

The next governor of Maryland has big shoes to fill. He or she will follow an administration that has made Maryland a model for effective, progressive governance. One of the candidates running for the position, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, has served as the second highest-ranking official in this...

Boy Scouts revoke Seattle church's charter over gay leader

The Boy Scouts of America has severed ties with a Seattle church that has insisted on allowing a gay man to remain as a troop leader, the youth organization said Monday.

Dan Rodricks: The Rabbit of old-school politics, unions

News of the recent death of Robert "Rabbit" Pomerlane took me back to my first contact with what might be described as Baltimore's — even more specifically, Southeast Baltimore's — rough-and-tumble political world: guys with tickets to testimonials, guys with Election Day walk-around...

Vets group slams Gansler over 'real job' comment

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler disparaged Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, drawing outrage from a veterans group Monday as the two top Democrats...

Sen. Jones-Rodwell announces retirement

State Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, the chairwoman of Baltimore's Senate delegation, announced her retirement Monday, effectively ceding her seat to Baltimore County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam after the state merged their districts.

Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP over investment losses following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, alleging that the state's pension fund lost millions after the company misled the public about its safety protocols.

Baltimore prosecutor hits streets to start re-election campaign

Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein got to work on his re-election campaign in a low-key way Saturday, knocking on the doors of likely voters in Northwest Baltimore and asking for their support.

O'Malley takes aim at deportations

Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer automatically honor requests from the federal government to hold immigrants for deportation — making the state-run jail one of a relative handful in the country to take a more discerning...

Z on TV: 'Fox & Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story

As I watched Tuesday while the anchors on “Fox & Friends” leveled unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elijah Cummings as if they were facts, I couldn’t help thinking how much more dangerous Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been in the 1950s if there had been a show like this to...

New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said.

Neuman, Schuh spar as Arundel executive primary nears

With 10 weeks until the elections, the Republican primary for Anne Arundel county executive is heating up as candidates Steve Schuh and Laura Neuman trade barbs over spending and boast about their endorsements.

Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections

Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete.

New city liquor board executive named

Baltimore's liquor board commissioners said Wednesday they've hired an experienced administrator to run the troubled agency.

Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate.

Obama, Biden visit Pennsylvania to promote job-training plan

OAKDALE, Penn. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a trip to a Pennsylvania community college on Wednesday to promote a plan to train workers for skills they need for hard-to-fill jobs.

Franchot channels Sherlock in newest unclaimed property gimmick

Maryland, meet Comptroller Peter Franchot's newest gimmick to convince you to collect more than $980 million in unclaimed property: Sherlock Franchot.

Z on TV: Cummings under fire from conservative media on IRS role

Fox News has a new punching bag this week: Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings.

O'Malley fundraising takes a pause in first quarter

Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has said he is considering a run for president in 2016, will report raising just more than $104,000 in two federal political committees during the first three months of this year.

Del. Heather Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide

'Death with Dignity' law part of gubernatorial hopeful's policy proposals for seniors.

Hogan posts strong fundraising in GOP campaign for governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has emerged as a major force in his party's chase for campaign cash, collecting more money since he joined the race three months ago than his rivals took in all of last year, figures from the campaign show.

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