| May 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Hillary Clinton hasn't even thrown her hat into the 2016 presidential ring yet, but Republican tremors over the very thought have already unleashed red flares about her age and health that question her qualifications for the office.
It's an old partisan...
| May 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Hillary Clinton is in a pickle. She's a shoe-in for her party's presidential nomination because of Barack Obama's failures. But those failures might keep her from getting the job. Her husband's "law of politics" is that elections are always about the...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In terms of public interest in elections, the voting for members of Congress in off-years, when no presidential candidates are on the ballot, is historically low. The stakes generally seem not very great, and familiarity breeds success for incumbents, who...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a run for president in 2016, will return to Iowa next month to give the keynote address at the state's Democratic party convention.
The June 21 trip to the first-in-the-nation caucus state is part of a more...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:10 AM
From Rep. Elijah E. Cummings playing a leading role in televised hearings on American deaths in Benghazi, to the Game Show Network visiting a Baltimore church to play matchmaker for a member of the congregation, there is going to be a distinct local...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:16 AM
President Obama is dividing America into two nations — one rich, the other increasingly poor, and both more likely to elect Democrats. Americans growing richer support his policies, and those growing poorer are increasingly dependent on Democratic...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
One of the enduring misperceptions of American politics is that the vice presidency is a steppingstone to the presidency. Of the 47 men who have held the office, only four were elected to the Oval Office as sitting standbys: Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:26 AM
In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The three recipients of Howie Awards are only called upon to make brief speeches expressing their thanks when the Howard County Arts Council presents its 17th annual "Celebration of the Arts in Howard County" on Saturday, March 29, from 6 to 10 p.m., at...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown reaped the fruits of loyalty Tuesday as he received the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton in Brown's campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Brown's campaign released a statement in which he announced...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Former President Bill Clinton told Naval Academy midshipmen Tuesday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was an "imperfect messenger," but posed important questions about security, technology and freedom in America.
Clinton said Snowden'...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:46 PM
His final legislative session is over, but Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to have a restful last nine months in office.
As he weighs whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, political observers and those who have faced the same...