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  • Maryland's wealthy dig deep to donate to super PACS

    Maryland's wealthy dig deep to donate to super PACS
    There are big political contributors, and then there are BIG contributors. Count Baltimore trial lawyer and Orioles owner Peter Angelos among the latter. Angelos has donated at least $1.22 million, mostly to super PACs backing Democrats, according to the...
  • Sarbanes, Harris lead in 2012 race for cash

    Rep. John P. Sarbanes, a third-term Democrat who faces little opposition for re-election in 2012, raised more campaign cash than any other Baltimore-area member of Congress in the past three months, campaign finance reports made public over the weekend...
  • Ivey withdraws from 4th Congressional District primary race

     Ivey withdraws from 4th Congressional District primary race
    WASHINGTON —The road to re-election for Rep. Donna Edwards cleared Wednesday with the withdrawal of Glenn Ivey, her chief rival in the 4th Congressional District Democratic primary. Ivey, the former Prince George's County state's attorney, said...
  • The sad spectacle of Obama's super PAC

    The sad spectacle of Obama's super PAC
    How many billionaires does it take to buy a presidential election? We're about to find out. The 2012 campaign is likely to be a battle between one group of millionaires and billionaires supporting President Barack Obama and another group supporting his...
  • Sarbanes collects $1 million for re-election campaign

    U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Towson, has amassed more than $1 million in the 2012 race for Maryland's 3rd District, giving the three-time incumbent a massive financial lead over his competitors. According to year-end Federal Election Commission reports...
  • 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...
  • In the presidential campaign, money talks

    Think money doesn't talk? Try telling that to this year's GOP presidential hopefuls, whose fates are more than ever tied to a handful of wealthy donors who bankroll the super PACs that raise and spend unlimited amounts of cash on their behalf. Campaign...
  • Voting is a civic duty that includes the responsibility to show a suitable ID

    It is ironic that The Sun titled its editorial on voter ID laws "The phantom menace" (Feb. 27). The "Phantom Menace" in the Star Wars trilogy actually refers to a dark force in politics that hides in plain sight pretending to be a public servant....
  • Delaney raises at least $739K

    Democratic businessman John Delaney will report raising at least $739,000 in the past two and a half months, a sizable haul for the political newcomer whose campaign for Maryland's 6th Congressional District appears to be gaining momentum. Though Delaney...
  • The crisis in public morality

    The crisis in public morality
    Republicans have morality upside down. They're condemning gay marriage, abortion, access to contraception, and the wall separating church and state. But the moral crisis in America isn't a breakdown in private morality. It's a breakdown in public...
  • Pooran makes personal investment in 6th District campaign

    If Maryland's 6th District election was a poker match, Democrat Milad Pooran would be all in. The Jefferson physician, whose campaign for the Democratic nomination has largely operated in the shadow of two better-known opponents, announced today he...
  • The big lies behind the anti-Obama ads

    The big lies behind the anti-Obama ads
    JP Morgan, BP, Walmart, and the multibillionaire Koch brothers have just launched a TV advertisement blasting President Obama for the national debt. Actually, I don't know who's behind the ad because there's no way to know. And that's a big problem. The...