| Sep 11, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Elections officials in Florida say they are asking prosecutors there to investigate allegations that former Maryland congressional candidate Wendy Rosen was registered and voted in both states.
"After receiving information locally concerning this issue,...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:45 PM
The Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention can inspire people watching the speeches from home. But the people most moved are likely to be those sitting in the convention hall: the party loyalists and campaign volunteers...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Former President Bill Clinton told the Democratic National Convention that President Obama has a plan to rescue the economy but that Republicans have stood in his way. From this you might think that the economy requires government intervention to create...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was in this first-in-the-nation caucus state Sunday to give the keynote address to hundreds at a Democratic barbecue — a role frequently reserved for likely presidential candidates.
The invitation, and decision to...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Question: What is the most guaranteed applause line in American politics today?
Answer: Anything that allegedly benefits that fine group of Americans known as the middle class.
Want proof? Well, just about every other sentence uttered at the...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Sensing, perhaps, that they are losing the public relations battle after Senate candidate Todd Akin's forehead-slapping views on "legitimate rape" and the female body's magical ability to guard against pregnancy, Republicans are trying now to focus on the...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:06 PM
While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted.
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:00 PM
With the Republican National Convention coming to a close, the Democrats will have their turn at the convention business beginning Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.
While there shouldn't be any surprises — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:09 PM
In an interview with Salon Magazine, Columbia native and author Michael Chabon discusses how his new, racially charged novel was, in part, shaped by his upbringing in Columbia.
In the interview, the Pulitzer-prize winning author said the racial themes in...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Montgomery County Rep. Chris Van Hollen is the latest Democrat from Maryland to land a speaking role in Charlotte next week, Democratic National Convention organizers announced Friday.
The addition of Van Hollen's name to the lineup is not a surprise. As...
| Sep 4, 2012
—The first week of September is a special time for me. It marks the beginning of a school year and, as an educator and parent, it signifies the beginning of the next leg of an exciting journey of learning. Another major reason the beginning of...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:40 AM
100 Years Ago
Candidates in Baltimore
From the Times political news: "Wednesday last at Sea Girt, N.J., Hon. Woodrow Wilson, the present governor of New Jersey, was notified of his nomination by the recent Democratic National Convention held in...