| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Republicans in the House of Representatives, still reeling from last month's fight over extending a popular payroll tax cut, will converge on Baltimore Thursday for a retreat intended to map out a new political strategy that can bind their unwieldy caucus...
| May 16, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The General Assembly's speedy embrace of Gov. Martin O'Malley's income tax increases this week cleaned up a political mess in Annapolis, but the rate hikes could come back to haunt the Democrat if he seeks national office when his time in the governor's...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 6:47 PM
A former plastics salesman, House Speaker John A. Boehner stood before the GOP majority with a pitch: Members must stick together like never before, not only for the sake of their agenda in Congress, but for the larger prize of reclaiming the White...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 3:41 PM
On Monday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to unfurl the most ambitious legislative agenda of his six years in office. By Thursday evening, he's scheduled to be 200 miles north in a Midtown Manhattan hotel, schmoozing with contributors to the...
| Jan 23, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley is to unveil today a new approach to promoting offshore wind power that he hopes the General Assembly will find easier on consumers than last year's plan. The new approach borrows ideas from a New Jersey bill signed by Republican Gov....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:26 PM
MSNBC commentator Rev. Al Sharpton cut a web video supporting same-sex marriage legislation in Maryland and hosted MD Gov. Martin O'Malley on his cable show this evening to talk about the issue.
Sharpton says in his video: "As a Baptist minister, I don'...
| Aug 7, 2011
Nearly a decade after the events of 9/11, the backlash against Islamic Americans shows signs of worsening. Not even the death of Osama bin Laden earlier this year has had much impact on the growing anxiety of those who can't seem to distinguish between...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:38 AM
As a handful of undecided Maryland delegates wrestle over their position on same-sex marriage, they've received calls from national leaders trying to move them one way or another on the bill.
Prominent figures dialing Maryland area codes include New York...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 6:02 AM
For the seventh time in history, WrestleManiawill be hosted in New York/New Jersey.
At a press conference Thursday, MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets of the NFL, was announced as the venue for WrestleMania 29, taking...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:25 AM
A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage squeaked through the House of Delegates on Friday night with just one vote above the minimum needed for passage, putting Maryland on the cusp of becoming the eighth state to allow such unions.
| Feb 18, 2012
| 4:01 PM
A former math teacher. A firefighter. A lawyer. A small-business woman. A full-time doctoral student. A congressional aide.
When the legislative session started in January, the six delegates from different cliques in Maryland's clubby General Assembly...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Here's a collection of what media outlets — and people on Twitter — are saying about the passage of legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland:
• Marc Fisher of The Washington Post writes about how some black ministers are...