| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:03 PM
At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
| May 2, 2011
I just returned from a 10-day human rights delegation to Colombia sponsored by Witness for Peace. While we were in the midst of our intensive meetings in Valle del Cauca, Northern Cauca, and Bogota, we discovered that a high profile-American delegation...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:41 PM
National independent political groups that played a significant role in last year's midterm elections are beginning to engage again in competitive House districts in Illinois, Florida and other states, though so far they've pulled their punches in what...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:20 AM
In 2001, when Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed a five-member advisory commission on the redrawing of legislative and congressional district lines, some questioned whether the entire exercise — including a dozen public hearings — would all...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 4:53 PM
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the make-up of his five-member Redistricting Advisory Committee on the Fourth of July holiday.
The announcement of the committee first appeared on the governor's website July 5 and also noted the first...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:18 PM
Bracing for the loss of a steady paycheck is becoming something of a routine for Frank Silberstein.
A statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau and a union steward for the American Federation of Government Employees, Silberstein said the pitched battle...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Making what should have been a victory lap through Maryland on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was forced to defend his conservative credentials after an aide referred to his campaign as an "Etch A Sketch" that could be shaken...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Ed Coile and his husband are true-blue Democrats. But they were thinking about saving money, not their congressional representation, when they decided to move from Washington to conservative Frederick County last year.
"Politics just didn't play a role,"...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Rep. Donna F. Edwards, a Prince George's County Democrat, endorsed John Delaney in Maryland's 6th Congressional District race on Thursday.
Edwards, who captured her seat in 2008 after beating former Rep. Albert Wynn in a Democratic primary, is an...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:01 AM
Updated: With quotes from Garagioa and O'Malley.
The state's top Democrat will weigh into one of the most competitive primary election in Maryland on Thursday.
Gov.Martin O'Malleywill back state Sen. Rob Garagiola in his bid to capture the nomination...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:16 PM
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...