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  • Van Hollen calls donor disclosure ruling 'blow against transparency'

    Van Hollen calls donor disclosure ruling 'blow against transparency'
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen called a federal court ruling allowing tax-exempt groups to conceal the identies of their donors “a blow against transparency in the funding of political campaigns.” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...
  • Bartlett aide admits he erred by not disavowing his own candidacy

    The chair of the Maryland Republican Party admits he erred by not disavowing his congressional campaign before he started working part-time for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in June. Alex Mooney began raising money last year for a 2012 bid for Maryland's Sixth...
  • Democrats file complaint against Mooney

    Democrats file complaint against Mooney
    The Maryland Democratic Party asked the Office of Congressional Ethics on Tuesday to open an investigation into U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney over Mooney's dual role as a candidate and a congressional staffer...
  • Citizens United II

    Citizens United II
    "While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics." That penultimate sentence in now-retired Justice John Paul Stevens' brilliant dissent in the...
  • Bartlett had best fundraising quarter in years, but is still outraised

    Republican Rep.Roscoe G. Bartlett, who is fighting to retain control of Maryland's 6th Congressional District, posted his best fundraising quarter in years on Friday, but was nevertheless outraised by his Democratic challenger, John Delaney. Bartlett, a...
  • Eagle Archive: For people who want to make history, Election Day is your chance

    As the 2012 presidential campaign soldiers on toward its final days, no one seems at a loss for an opinion on the outcome. Since 2010 in Maryland, we don't have to wait until the first Tuesday in November to vote. Early voting centers — in...
  • Veteran Sen. Cardin defeats two challengers

    U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin won a second term Tuesday despite a spirited and well-funded campaign from one opponent and a multimillion-dollar advertising blitz from another. A known commodity in Maryland politics for more than 40 years, Cardin, a Democrat,...
  • In sign of lofty ambition, O'Malley launches federal PAC

    In sign of lofty ambition, O'Malley launches federal PAC
    In a sign of lofty national ambitions, Gov.Martin O'Malleyhas created a federal political action committee that could become a financial vehicle for a presidential run in 2016. O'Malley spokesman Rick Abbruzzese confirmed Thursday that O'Malley has...
  • Romney and the GOP construct an alternate reality

    Romney and the GOP construct an alternate reality
    "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers," says Neil Newhouse, a Romney pollster. A half-dozen fact-checking organizations and websites have refuted Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's claims that President Obama removed the work...
  • People, not politicians, killed gun control

    People, not politicians, killed gun control
    Politicians haven't always been allergic to gun control, not even Republicans. In 1968, after the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and the Rev.Martin Luther King Jr., Congress — on a bipartisan vote — outlawed gun sales to felons and...
  • Maryland black voters angry, but still back Obama

    Maryland's black communities overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama's historic rise to the presidency four years ago, but this time around, his support for same-sex marriage and the nation's continuing high unemployment are tempering African-American...
  • Romney and Reid are both playing fast-and-loose — and the media lets them get away with it

    Romney and Reid are both playing fast-and-loose — and the media lets them get away with it
    In the expanding political universe of anonymous allegations and nonresponsive responses, the latest exchange between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and prospective Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes the cake. At issue is Mr. Romney's...