| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Rep. Steny Hoyer deserves praise for his comments earlier this week acknowledging that Democrats need to be willing to put Social Security and Medicare on the table as part of a comprehensive solution for our nation's debt problem.
To achieve the type...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, locked out of pursuing a higher leadership role in this Congress, formally requested another term as the top-ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee in a letter to his colleagues Tuesday.
| Nov 11, 2012
| 6:57 AM
When the votes from the 6th Congressional District were counted last week, John Delaney didn't just become Maryland's newest House member. He also became the state's newest employer.
And as Delaney and his fellow members of the congressional Class of...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett began his unsuccessful campaign for another term with an unusual meeting: a one-on-one chat over dinner with his Democratic rival.
Bartlett and his challenger, John Delaney, met alone for two hours in a Frederick restaurant...
| Oct 14, 2012
Wall Street might have turned its back on Democrats this election, but that's not the case among Maryland investment firms.
The vast majority of contributions to candidates by T. Rowe Price employees went to Democrats. And Democrats were the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and the ruling Democrats in Annapolis worked hard to draw a new congressional map that could force a Western Maryland Republican from office. But the result is such a contorted tangle of districts that even some Democrats have...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Sixteen years after U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer voted to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives has disavowed that view and is pushing to uphold Maryland's new same-sex marriage law.
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:47 AM
WEATHER: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Friday night is expected to be clear, with a low around 41 and a freeze watch in parts of the region.
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| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett -- in the fight of his political career to keep his seat in Maryland's 6th Congressional District -- raised less money over the past three months than he did in the previous quarter, campaign finance reports filed with...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:09 AM
It was good to see that the Leader came out last week against Question 5 (authorizing the repulsive gerrymandering of Maryland's Federal Congressional districts).
However, there is another reason you missed that Laurel residents should be opposed to...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:43 AM
The group that petitioned three General Assembly laws to the November ballot is planning a fundraiser and rally in Anne Arundel County Monday -- their first major event in the heated campaign.
Neil Parrott, the founder of MDPetitions.com, said his goal...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Democratic former Congressman Frank Kratovil's name could appear on the ballot again in 2014, if a group of supporters have their way.
A "recruit Frank Kratovil" campaign has been launched to entice him to run for Attorney General in the next state-wide...