| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Item: Washington is abuzz with the shocking defeat of House majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. David Brat, a tea party-inspired college professor with little money but plenty of energy, pulled off the historic upset.
Most of the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally.
Six of eight incumbents...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Canada has a shale oil supply that could have reduced U.S. reliance of oil imports from the Middle East, provided thousands of American jobs and ultimately lowered the price of gasoline for American citizens. But President Barack Obama has held the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
| Jul 7, 2014
At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr....
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In terms of public interest in elections, the voting for members of Congress in off-years, when no presidential candidates are on the ballot, is historically low. The stakes generally seem not very great, and familiarity breeds success for incumbents, who...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:39 AM
If you've ever been at one of Baltimore's ballparks with a souvenir Orioles or Ravens cup in hand, it was most likely made by Savage-based Acme Paper and Supply Co.
The family-run business, born in Baltimore in the 1940s, has been with the Orioles for...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The annual election is around the corner for Havre de Grace on Tuesday, May 6, when voters will be filling three seats on the six-member city council.
The candidates are incumbents David Glenn and Bill Martin, newcomer Robert Robinson and former...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson will be honored at the White House on Thursday along with eight other local leaders who have taken steps to reduce gun violence, the Obama administration said Monday.
Johnson testified at an emotional...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The continued existence of Maryland's death row a year after the General Assembly abolished capital punishment was brought into question by two events this month, one obvious and one less so. The first is the death, apparently of natural causes, of one of...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
A Valentine's Day agreement among the Democrats running for governor to cooperate on setting up debates collapsed Wednesday as his rivals accused front-runner Anthony G. Brown of ducking a third televised encounter.
The lieutenant governor's campaign...