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  • Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana

    Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana
    The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine. The House voted 78-55 to...
  • Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage

    Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage
    Maryland's minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by July 2018 under a bill granted final passage by state lawmakers Monday. The measure goes to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley for his promised signature. Raising the wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 an...
  • Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends

    Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends
    By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...
  • O'Malley, a good second choice [Commentary]

    O'Malley, a good second choice [Commentary]
    Why is Martin O'Malley running for the democratic presidential nomination when everyone on the planet knows it belongs to Hillary Clinton? After all, he is not a man known for flights of fantasy. And, according to a Baltimore Sun poll, most...
  • Republican successes in Arundel a point of pride for state party

    Republican successes in Arundel a point of pride for state party
    In true-blue Maryland, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than 2 to 1, life can be difficult in the GOP. But not in Anne Arundel County, where Republicans have had a measure of success — and are looking for more. "We're a bastion of...
  • O'Malley heads to Dublin, Amsterdam

    O'Malley heads to Dublin, Amsterdam
    Gov. Martin O'Malley left Tuesday for a five-day trip to Europe that includes a "congressional pilgrimage" to northern Ireland and a conference in Amsterdam. The governor, whose Irish heritage inspired his Celtic rock band and his taste in poetry,...
  • 'Fox & Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story

    'Fox & Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story
    As I watched Tuesday while the anchors on “Fox & Friends” leveled unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elijah Cummings as if they were facts, I couldn’t help thinking how much more dangerous Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been in the 1950s...
  • Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race

    Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race
    Go ahead and try pinning down Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett about whom he'll endorse in the Democratic primary for governor. Leggett may smile politely, but he will be wincing on the inside. You might as well ask him which of his...
  • Pelosi appoints Cummings to lead Democrats on Benghazi panel

    Pelosi appoints Cummings to lead Democrats on Benghazi panel
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she would appoint Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore to lead Democrats on a controversial select committee to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. It's a...
  • Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts

    Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts
    When Democrat Douglas F. Gansler stopped by a Baltimore sports bar recently, the ex-convict behind the bar struck up a conversation. It's a tough road, the worker told Gansler, to get any job. "I'm trying to turn my life around," he said. "I've got a...
  • For Young family, politics is a pastime

    For Young family, politics is a pastime
    Frederick voters may notice a theme to their primary ballots next month: Young for state senator. Young for county executive. Young for county school board. Young for state delegate. Politics, after all, is the Young family business. "I was driving...
  • Bongino picks up endorsement of Utah's Lee

    Bongino picks up endorsement of Utah's Lee
    WASHINGTON -- Daniel Bongino, the former Secret Service agent and Republican candidate in Maryland's 6th congressional district, secured the endorsement Thursday of GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. Lee, a Tea Party favorite, had also endorsed Bongino in his...