| Oct 14, 2012
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...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 4:48 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Former Prince George's County prosecutor Glenn Ivey is pulling out of the race for Maryland's 4th Congressional District.
Ivey had announced in November that he expected to challenge Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards in the newly drawn 4th District, which...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 5:51 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2012
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...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:01 AM
"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...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:27 AM
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...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:29 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:30 AM
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....
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
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.
| Mar 21, 2012
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...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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.