| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Even as he campaigns for re-election to Congress, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been tapped by the Obama campaign to help lead the Democratic rebuttal to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan — a role that is taking him to battleground states...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Dictionary.com defines a "debate" as: "A formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers."
That is not what will take place during three exchanges between President Barack Obama and...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Bill Vaughan, of North Laurel, has gone from being part of the excitement to watching it through a camera lens.
The son of a firefighter, Vaughan spent 28 years with the Montgomery County Fire Department and reached the level of master firefighter before...
| Aug 24, 2012
No recent development has underlined the decline of political party clout more than beleaguered Senate Republican nominee Todd Akin's refusal to accede to GOP leadership demands that he withdraw from his race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:44 AM
WEATHER: Sunny, with a high near 63. Thursday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 46.
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Five dead in fatal fire in Northeast Baltimore: The bodies of four...
| Aug 26, 2012
One of the first rules of politics is to re-energize the base when in trouble. Rarely have we observed such adherence to the rule as in the case of President Barack Obama.
Economic growth is anemic. The high expectations (and optimistic predictions) that...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Maryland Republicans converge on Tampa this week to cast their ballots for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and get energized for the November election against President Barack Obama.
"There's just a huge enthusiasm for the Romney-Ryan team, and we'...
| Aug 28, 2012
As the 2012 Republican National Convention gathers in Tampa, I find my thoughts going back nearly half a century, to San Francisco in 1964. It was the first political convention I covered as a reporter, and it was the one at which Sen. Barry Goldwater...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:00 PM
With the Republican National Convention coming to a close, the Democrats will have their turn at the convention business beginning Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.
While there shouldn't be any surprises — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe...
| Aug 31, 2012
I would like to first thank the editorial board of The Sun for electing to publish, week after week, the words of Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. He is indeed a funny man, and no matter how desperate things become, Mr. Ehrlich has a way of breaking though to bring...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Montgomery County Rep. Chris Van Hollen is the latest Democrat from Maryland to land a speaking role in Charlotte next week, Democratic National Convention organizers announced Friday.
The addition of Van Hollen's name to the lineup is not a surprise. As...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:56 PM
Below are President Barack Obama's full remarks as prepared for delivery at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday night.
Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and...