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  • Harry Reid goes too far with allegations about Romney's taxes

    Harry Reid goes too far with allegations about Romney's taxes
    There's a right way and a wrong way to have a debate about taxes in this country. This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid demonstrated how not to accomplish that task with his claim that Mitt Romney didn't pay any federal income taxes over a 10-...
  • Senators reluctant to take up Internet gambling

    Key senators on the committee that handles casino-related matters rejected the notion of taking up the issue of Internet gambling during next week's special session, saying there isn't enough time to weigh the implications of a step that could, in effect,...
  • Romney and Reid are both playing fast-and-loose — and the media lets them get away with it

    Romney and Reid are both playing fast-and-loose — and the media lets them get away with it
    In the expanding political universe of anonymous allegations and nonresponsive responses, the latest exchange between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and prospective Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes the cake. At issue is Mr. Romney's...
  • Cardin leads Senate poll; Sobhani tied for second

    Cardin leads Senate poll; Sobhani tied for second
    Rob Sobhani, the Montgomery County businessman who announced an independent run for the U.S. Senate only this month, has leapt to a statistical tie for second place in the race, according to a Gonzalez poll of Maryland voters released Wednesday. Fifty...
  • O'Malley endorses Brown ... for whatever he does next

    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has done just about everything short of announcing his intentions to run for governor in 2014, and this afternoon Gov. Martin O'Malley sent out an endorsement-like email. "No matter what lies ahead for Anthony in public service, I...
  • Ehrlich overreached in characterizing origins of the TSA

    Former Gov. Robert L. EhrlichJr.used a bit too much dramatic license in claiming that the Transportation Security Administration was the brainchild of the "left" ("The left and right view the world in predictable ways," Aug. 5). My recollection is that...
  • O'Malley to address Senate Democrats Thursday

    Gov. Martin O'Malley will appear before the Senate Democratic caucus Thursday morning, just before they report to the special session the governor called to consider expanded gambling. Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for the governor, confirmed those...
  • Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?

    Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?
    Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret. It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
  • Angelos giving large sums to Democratic causes

    The record-blasting year for the Baltimore Orioles seems to be putting owner Peter G. Angelos in a generous mood. The baseball team owner has given more than $1.2 million to Democratic super PACs this year. Angelos has a long history of supporting...
  • O'Malley says he's "confident" about special session

    Gov. Martin O'Malley acknowledged this morning there are divisions within the Senate Democratic caucus on his gambling expansion legislation, but said he is "confident" the measure will pass in both chambers. "We have to create jobs," O'Malley said....
  • Mitt Romney has much more important things to talk about than his taxes

    Mitt Romney has much more important things to talk about than his taxes
    To call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "mad dog," as Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank did, is an affront to the canine community and those suffering from legitimate mental illness. Mr. Reid was completely sane when he spread hearsay about an...
  • O'Malley says push for bill going 'swimmingly'

    Gov.Martin O'Malley was out early Friday morning, meeting with large House delegations in his efforts to win passage of his gambling-expansion bill as a special session of the General Assembly moved into its second day. The governor met this morning with...