| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:27 AM
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,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column "A barrage of wedgies" (April 20) requires a bit of comment. I have known Bob Ehrlich. He is good man. His effectiveness as governor was hampered predominantly, in my opinion, by bad advisers. Be that as it may,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 7:50 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's recent commentary in The Sun proves one thing: There won't be a Republican governor in Maryland in our time, thankfully ("Anti-business as usual," April 11).
It amazes me that the Republicans still haven'...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:37 PM
— Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts fast-track cases of incarcerated immigrants....
| Apr 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Perhaps you missed ... a regional National Labor Relations Board decision that ruled Northwestern University's football players are "employees" subject to union representation. And before you dismiss this decision as the ravings of some bureaucrat...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:46 PM
His final legislative session is over, but Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to have a restful last nine months in office.
As he weighs whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, political observers and those who have faced the same...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has emerged as a major force in his party's chase for campaign cash, collecting more money since he joined the race three months ago than his rivals took in all of last year, figures from the campaign show....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is proposing to eliminate the state prosecutor's office, the independent agency that secured a string of high-profile political convictions in recent years.
Gansler, a Democrat running for governor, called the...
| Apr 8, 2014
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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Three GOP candidates will gather Monday to endorse Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor, but there's a catch.
Dan Bongino, who is running for the 6th Congressional District seat, and gubernatorial candidates Harford County Executive David Craig and Del....