It’s not too early to think about how the 2020 campaign can be a better one than the one we had in 2016. Toward that end, it would be useful to form a basic threshold of decency and legitimacy for anyone running in 2020 and to ask all candidates, including President Trump, to adhere to it.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, who has long sought to learn how the Trump administration came to develop a census question asking people their citizenship status, says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will testify before the Baltimore Democrat’s House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Kamala Harris, a U.S. senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, has entered the Democratic presidential race. Harris' campaign says it will make its headquarters in Baltimore, with another office in Oakland, California.
Maryland congressional legislators shared Saturday mixed receptions to President Donald Trump’s offer to extend protections for immigrants brought into the United States illegally as children in exchange for border wall funding.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is pledging to increase funding for public education in Maryland and give all state employees a raise. The governor says his $46.6 billion budget proposal will include money for a 3 percent raise for state workers,
Dels. Lauren Arikan and Steve Johnson, and Sen. Jason Gallion, all freshmen legislators representing Harford County, have completed their first week in the Maryland General Assembly. They shared their thoughts on Gov. Larry Hogan's inauguration, the atmosphere in Annapolis and proposed legislation.
Maryland’s two-term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan urged a different direction for the GOP after taking the oath of office for another four years. Hogan had Jeb Bush introduce him and praised the traditional wing of the Republican Party, while condemning dysfunction in Washington.
In 1974, the Supreme court said “no” to Richard Nixon on release of the Watergate tapes that forced his resignation. Now it must stand firm against would-be dictator Donald Trump, whatever the political consequences, if he ever tries to push an emergency order for a border wall.
The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation to guarantee back pay for federal employees affected by a partial government shutdown. The measure has already cleared the U.S. Senate, where it was sponsored by Maryland Democrats Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen.
The Maryland General Assembly session: 188 members, more than 2,500 pieces of legislation, 90 days of government and politics in the nation's oldest statehouse still in active use as a seat of government.
Maryland's Republican lawmakers will arrive in Annapolis Wednesday for the start of the 2019 legislative session to find a bigger Democrat majority in the General Assembly. Carroll County's lawmakers see speaking out on the floor, picking apart bills and finding common ground as keys for success.
All these Democrats vying for the presidential nomination in 2020 will likely be overshadowed in public attention in 2019 by the news media spotlight and attention on Mr. Trump's struggle for political survival in the Oval Office over the remaining two years of his first term.
Under a proposed bill, Baltimore could offer ranked choice voting. Voters would list their favored candidates in order. If a candidate doesn't receive a majority of support overall, officials would count voters' second choices and then the third choices, until a winning candidate breaks 50 percent.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a high-profile case in March alleging unconstitutional, partisan gerrymandering in Maryland’s redistricting process. State Attorney General Brian Frosh appealed the case to the high court in November after a panel of federal judges threw out the 6th District map.
Maryland’s Board of Public Works has unanimously voted down a proposal to approve a pipeline carrying fracked gas through three miles of Western Maryland — after years of environmentalists and concerned neighbors fighting the project. Board members cited concern for the environment.
Hundreds more Marylanders are seeking unemployment insurance benefits related to the federal government shutdown. As the funding impasse reached its 12th day Wednesday, the state said it's received 462 such benefit applications from Dec. 22 through Dec. 31.
The proposed HR 1 omits one essential part of any voting rights effort: re-enfranchising people who’ve lost the right to vote because of felony convictions. HR 1 needs to include a provision that restores voting rights in federal elections to the 4.7 million Americans who have lost them.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday appointed six more members to a commission charged with redrawing Maryland’s congressional district map after a federal court ruled one of the state’s districts was unconstitutionally drawn to diminish Republican influence.
Although President Donald Trump has little to do with running local governments in Maryland, he played an outsize role in politics here in 2018. Trump’s actions prompted backlash among the electorate, which in November voted out several high-profile Republicans in the state.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the U.S. House intelligence committee, will deliver the keynote address at the Maryland Democratic Party’s annual legislative luncheon on Jan. 8. The California congressman recently raised the prospect of prison time for President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump, who has declared the American press "the enemy of the people," invited some of them into the Oval Office last week to witness his meeting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic congressional leaders. He soon had reason to regret the invitation.