| Sep 27, 2011
| 10:29 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) met Maryland Republicans on Tuesday morning at a breakfast fundraiser in Baltimore.
Dozens laid out at least $2,500 to attend the meeting that marked the beginning of a fundraising swing through the D.C. region. Perry also...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:56 AM
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person?
Earlier this year, Gallup pollsters asked that exact question, and 76 percent of those who responded said yes, they would....
| Oct 13, 2011
| 3:00 AM
So last week, Chris Christie said no.
This should not have been a surprise. The New Jersey governor has said "no" repeatedly when urged by Republican movers, shakers and donors to consider running for president. Last week's last and final "no"...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
During the Republican presidential candidates' debate at Dartmouth College the other night, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was asked his choice for chairman of the Federal Reserve. Grinning, he replied: "I haven't chosen that person. I haven't even...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It was said of Al Smith, a Roman Catholic, that if he won the 1928 presidential election he would take orders from the Vatican and not uphold the Constitution.
John F. Kennedy famously confronted that anti-Catholic prejudice in a 1960 speech to the...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The world according to polls, or some part of it anyway, is telling us that former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is now the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The latest NBC News/Wall Street public opinion survey has him...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Republican Gov. Robert McDonnell of Virginia made no secret about who he thought should win Maryland's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. It wasn't Martin O'Malley.
Yet two months after O'Malley, a Democrat, sailed to victory, McDonnell showed up in...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Here's another $10,000 wager for which Mitt Romney won't find many takers: We bet the public is disappointed with the choices for president of the United States in 2012. That's a pretty remarkable circumstance given that the general election is still...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:01 PM
A resurgent Newt Gingrich and a series of new primary election rules in place for the first time in 2012 are giving local Republicans hope that traditionally blue Maryland may play a role in choosing the GOP presidential nominee.
Maryland's April 3...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 8:44 PM
1. Rebecca Black
Today is not Friday, but Rebecca Black's unintentional parody of modern pop still (unfortunately) takes the No. 1 spot for 2011 viral hits. The original video racked up disproportionately more dislikes than likes, but its so-bad-it's-...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:19 PM
There is no media process more fascinating to watch this week than the one unfolding around Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the newest GOP presidential candidate.
The process involves network news and cable channels trying to take the candidate down a peg --...
| Dec 18, 2011
The scathing results of the U.S. Justice Department's investigation into the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office and its bias against Hispanic residents is likely to incense anyone with strong feelings about the state of immigration in this country,...