| Feb 17, 2012
| 6:30 PM
All but one Maryland Democrat in Congress bucked party leaders Friday to vote against extending a nationwide payroll tax break through the end of the year, most of them because of a requirement that newly hired federal workers contribute more to their...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Three Maryland lawmakers are leading vastly different approaches in Congress to address the growing influence of so-called super PACs and other political nonprofits that have poured money into campaigns, raising concerns about the outsized influence of...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Redistricting, early voting and the flood of interest from a presidential election year has made March a critical month for candidates vying for positions in Congress, perhaps none as hectic as the 8th Congressional District race.
Carroll County has...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:34 AM
They still don't get it. Every four years, presidential candidates pledge allegiance to American manufacturing and profess a love for "Made in America." But when the going gets tough, no presidential candidate can match this rhetoric with action. In a...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Despite high-profile races — including a Republican presidential contest that brought the candidates swinging through the state and a nationally significant House race in Western Maryland — elections officials predict that turnout could fall...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As Tuesday's congressional primary approaches, Western Maryland Democrats, longing for a change in representation, have reason to be optimistic. Republicans, on the other hand, have reason to sing the blues.
The change in the 6th Congressional District...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:43 AM
In the wake of the April 3 primary election, the closest race in Carroll County proved to be the Board of Election, but elections officials said Thursday that it appeared to be settled.
Seven candidates were vying for two open seats on the board, and...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:19 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's political redistricting plan earned a quick first stamp of approval from the Maryland Senate on Monday night despite a day full of objections from top Republicans — and a sitting Democratic congresswoman — who slammed...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:43 AM
As Maryland's General Assembly considers proposals for new congressional districts this week, plenty of people are upset about how the new lines might affect election outcomes. Few, it seems, have noticed that by gerrymandering voting districts,...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:56 AM
A study suggesting that the sophistication of congressional floor speeches has declined by a full grade level since 2005 ranks Reps. Chris Van Hollen and John Sarbanes as the most eloquent -- or verbose, depending on perspective -- members of Maryland&...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 6:35 PM
In the state's first large-scale campaign event of the 2012 election cycle, Maryland Democrats hosted their party's national leader Wednesday for a rally intended to energize voters and drum up support for President Barack Obama's re-election.
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and other members of the congressional "supercommittee" created by this summer's federal deficit ceiling law are charged with making a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit. That's a daunting task. But as new Census...