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  • Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?

    Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?
    Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret. It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
  • Memo to Romney: Stop talking about your taxes; it's not helping

    Memo to Romney: Stop talking about your taxes; it's not helping
    For all the media clamor for Mitt Romney to come clean on his past tax returns, maybe his campaign advisers would be better off just advising him to keep quiet on the matter, before he gaffes again. Mr. Romney's supposedly clarifying remark that he has...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley's federal PAC takes small end-of-year haul

    O'Malley's federal PAC takes small end-of-year haul
    Talk of Gov. Martin O'Malley's presidential ambitions for 2016 is plentiful. But, at this early stage, donors are not. With three years to go before the first primaries and uncertainty about whether outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will...
  • The billionaires' long game

    The billionaires' long game
    What's the biggest political lesson of 2012? Some say it's that money doesn't count all that much. Even though billionaires and big corporations poured huge amounts into the 2012 election, they lost big. They learned the lesson and won't try to buy...
  • BP is not a criminal -- but its executives might be

    BP is not a criminal -- but its executives might be
    The Justice Department has entered into the largest criminal settlement in U.S. history with the giant oil company BP, in connection with the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history....
  • Mikulski campaign account boosted by chairmanship

    Mikulski campaign account boosted by chairmanship
    In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: a significant increase in campaign cash. The Maryland Democrat, who...
  • Bongino to report largest fundraising quarter to date

    WASHINGTON -- Maryland GOP Senate candidate Daniel Bongino will report raising at least $650,000 for his campaign since July, a significantly larger haul than he has had in any quarter since announcing his candidacy last year.    Bongino, who is...
  • Two GOP lawmakers seek to replace Bartlett

    Two GOP lawmakers seek to replace Bartlett
    Three months ago, everyone assumed Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett would retire. Now, with just days to go before Tuesday's primary, the 85-year-old former scientist is poised to capture the GOP nomination in Maryland's 6th District for the 11th time....
  • Muse flyer questioned over religious message

    Updated with additional response from Muse campaign.  The head of the Baltimore Jewish Council raised questions Wednesday about a campaign flyer from Democratic Senate candidate C. Anthony Muse that notes that there are no African-Americans serving in...
  • Delaney wins in 6th District primary

    Delaney wins in 6th District primary
    A wealthy Potomac businessman whose very candidacy challenged state Democratic leaders won a hotly contested congressional primary in Western Maryland on Tuesday, setting up a battle for the seat in November that will help decide control of the House of...
  • New map, new politics in Western Md.

    New map, new politics in Western Md.
    With a bit of math and a few clicks of a mouse, state Democrats transformed a once-sleepy congressional district in Western Maryland last week into one of the most closely watched political battlegrounds in the nation. Hours after Gov. Martin O'Malley...