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  • Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate

    Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate
    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...
  • GOP's Craig tacks right in governor's race

    GOP's Craig tacks right in governor's race
    HAVRE de GRACE — Harford County Executive David R. Craig describes himself as a moderate by temperament, but he is staking out positions that seem certain to appeal to the Republican party's hard-core conservative base as he seeks the 2014...
  • Grow up, Congress

    Grow up, Congress
    With the government shutdown entering its third week and Thursday's deadline to raise the debt ceiling — and hold off potential default — now looming, negotiations appear to have entered a new phase of victim-hood. Apparently, it's not...
  • Van Hollen House rules video goes viral

    Van Hollen House rules video goes viral
    WASHINGTON -- A video of Montgomery County Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen battling with House Republicans over legislation to reopen government agencies has gone viral -- picking up 1.7 million views in recent days -- as lawmakers continue to wrestle...
  • GOP struggles to overcome adversity

    GOP struggles to overcome adversity
    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...
  • Maryland politicians throw support behind raising minimum wage

    Maryland politicians throw support behind raising minimum wage
    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...
  • Congress' approval rating matters

    Congress' approval rating matters<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy. While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
  • Gansler hires new campaign manager

    Gansler hires new campaign manager
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has hired a new campaign manager to run his yet-to-be launched bid for governor. Matthew "Mudcat" Arnold took over the campaign this week, replacing veteran strategist Carrie Glenn, an Obama field organizer...
  • Delaney stumps for fellow Dem in Iowa

    Delaney stumps for fellow Dem in Iowa
    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...
  • Miller joins voices urging minimum wage hike

    Miller joins voices urging minimum wage hike
    A powerful voice joined the growing chorus to raise the state's minimum wage Thursday as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said it was time for Maryland to act. "Blue-collar people are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet," Miller said....
  • Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'

    Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'
    The newest candidate for the House of Delegates in a district that includes parts of Baltimore and Howard counties has some big -- and soft -- shoes to fill. Renee McGuirk-Spence announced Tuesday that she has filed to run as a Democrat for one of three...
  • Howard County executive race is a hotly anticipated contest

    Howard County executive race is a hotly anticipated contest
    The race for the next Howard County executive is practically upon us. Republican state Sen. Allan Kittleman announced his bid in June; County Council Democrat Courtney Watson has scheduled a "special announcement" for Sept. 21 in Columbia, where she is...