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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • Gay marriage supporters seized victory after tough start

    The two Baptist pastors didn't know a soul at Gov. Martin O'Malley's big breakfast for supporters of his same-sex marriage bill back in January. Neither had ever been in a room with so many openly gay people. "It was a different moment," said the Rev....
  • Republicans open campaign office in Ellicott City

    Republicans open campaign office in Ellicott City
    Whether they're running for president or seeking a seat on the Howard County Board of Education, every candidate has their own office space at the Howard County Republican campaign headquarters in Ellicott City. The office, located off Route 40 in the...
  • Convention focus shifts to Ryan, budget

    Convention focus shifts to Ryan, budget
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Departing from an economic message that has dominated the Republican National Convention, Maryland Rep. Andy Harris used an address to state party leaders here today to focus instead on how to deal with federal budget deficits and...
  • The GOP on taxes and war: Haven't we seen this movie before?

    In his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Sen. John McCain scolded President Obama for wanting to pull out of Afghanistan, for not going to war with Iran and Syria, and for not projecting American military might around the world more...
  • Maryland GOP tries for impact, if not a win

    — For three days, they hobnobbed with Republican stars, were pursued by reporters, cast ballots for their party's presidential nominee and generally had a taste of life at the center of the political universe. Today, Maryland's delegation to the...
  • How Romney runs

    How Romney runs
    There's an old joke about two hikers in the woods encountering an angry bear. When one turns to run, the other warns that he's not fast enough to outrun their ferocious adversary. "I only have to outrun you," the quicker-thinking hiker responds. And so...
  • Van Hollen gains unexpected role in Obama campaign

    Van Hollen gains unexpected role in Obama campaign
    Even as he campaigns for re-election to Congress, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been tapped by the Obama campaign to help lead the Democratic rebuttal to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan — a role that is taking him to battleground states...
  • O'Malley: Presidential race will remain tight

    The presidential election will remain close until the "final decision window" because voters are dissatisfied with the economy, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted on Sunday. But, he said, voters will ultimately reelect President Barack Obama rather...
  • Are you better off?

    Are you better off?
    Are you better off than you were four years ago? That question, first raised by Ronald Reagan in a landmark 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter, is getting a second tour of duty these days courtesy of Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans. That's not...
  • Tropical Storm Isaac update: Gulf track still likely

    Tropical Storm Isaac update: Gulf track still likely
    Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength and organization just south of the Dominican Republic as of Friday morning, and forecasters are still expecting it to follow a northwestern path into the Gulf of Mexico. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60...
  • Four more years — for what?

    Four more years — for what?
    Democrats and Republicans can surely agree on one thing — if the presidential election were a popularity contest (which it isn't, as Al Gore famously observed when he ran against the affable George W. Bush), the current incumbent would be a shoo-...
  • GOP's idea for jobs: Destroy the planet

    Where are these jobs that Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan profess to have at their fingertips should they be elected? Why isn't the electorate demanding to know? Could it possibly be that they are planning to drill in every open space this country has...