| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The Democratic primary race is on in District 9B, where the two candidates for a newly drawn state delegate seat both held Ellicott City-based fundraisers within a week of each other earlier this month.
Tom Coale, an attorney, blogger and former...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Standing in a warehouse full of food for needy families, three Democratic lawmakers called Monday for Congress to avoid sharp cuts to food stamps proposed in a $500 billion farm bill.
Lawmakers want to pass the massive legislation by the end of the year,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:00 AM
If her dark-horse campaign is successful, Democrat Heather R. Mizeur would become the first woman and first openly gay governor of Maryland.
But Mizeur, a two-term state delegate from Montgomery County, isn't running on those credentials.
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence it specifically states that "all men are created equal." My fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate did the unthinkable when they changed the filibuster (cloture) rules. They erected the ultimate...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
To paraphrase the British author Samuel Johnson, nothing focuses the mind like an imminent election.
After raising billions in new taxes during Gov. Martin O'Malley's tenure, state legislators have begun focusing their minds on next year's election...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:29 AM
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's campaign for governor is poised to collect two more high-profile endorsements from top Maryland Democrats Monday as Democratic candidates in the race for Maryland's next governor hold events across the state.
House Minority Whip...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:47 AM
As it must come to all American presidents, it seems, Barack Obama's policy agenda is being crowded out of the headlines by the imperative of damage control against administration scandal.
The allegations of incompetence or worse in the IRS' targeting...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:17 PM
An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve impartially on the federal panel that hears disputes between workers and management.
"I understand that this position is different,"...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The director of the Maryland Republican Party resigned without notice. One of its state delegates was arrested for the second time on a serious alcohol-related charge. And a virtual civil war broke out over who should replace a leading senator who's...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Momentum appears to be building to raise the minimum wage in Maryland, with key politicians recently announcing support to increase hourly pay to at least $10 an hour.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, speaking briefly last week at a ceremony for the 50th...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:53 PM
It turns out Gov. Martin O'Malley isn't the only Maryland politician occasionally stepping into Iowa.
Rep. John Delaney, the first-term congressman from Potomac, visited the early presidential primary state Thursday on behalf of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat...