| 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...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:04 PM
For months, John Delaney ran his campaign for Congress as an outsider. But the day after he crushed his competition for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 6th District, the Potomac businessman found himself lunching with two of the most powerful...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Maryland's governor won't be on the ballot, and the state is highly unlikely to play much of a role in the presidential election. But 2012 is nonetheless shaping up to be a riveting year in Maryland politics. Here are four major stories to watch in the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:57 AM
It's been more than a quarter century since someone other than Thomas V. Mike Miller was president of the Maryland Senate and almost a decade since House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch was first chosen for his post.
Today, when the two chambers of...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
State Sen. Nancy Jacobs said Tuesday she will announce her candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District this week, making her the latest state lawmaker to jump into a House race for the 2012 election.
Jacobs, who stepped down as Republican Senate leader...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Nearly a half-dozen Maryland state lawmakers are hoping to exploit the nation's anti-incumbent mood with campaigns for Congress that focus heavily on Washington's dysfunction.
Two Republican state senators, David Brinkley of Frederick County and Nancy...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The White House has proposed a modest half-percent pay raise for civilian federal employees beginning next year — a move that would affect thousands of Maryland workers.
If the across-the-board raise is approved by Congress, it would end a two-...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The Maryland Democratic Party got through more than two hours of its annual pre-session legislative luncheon in Annapolis Tuesday with nothing but love and peace and harmony in the air. Then, right at the end, came the dissension.
After Gov. Martin O'...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Del. Anthony J. O'Donnell was re-elected to a sixth term as the House GOP leader Tuesday, putting to rest any questions about an insurrection in his caucus.
O'Donnell, of Calvert and St. Mary's counties, said his caucus would play defense this session,...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 1:07 PM
All politics is local. All candidates for Congress are not.
At least eight candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland — including four prominent contenders — are running this year in congressional districts that do not...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Kathleen Dumais' op-ed ("Md. congressional map is fair, legal," Oct. 29) contained several inaccuracies. I am very familiar with the redistricting process since I attended most of the public hearings conducted by the Governor's Redistricting Advisory...