The farm bill only advanced after Republicans inserted language that barred a floor vote for the rest of 2018 on a resolution limiting U.S. intervention in war-torn Yemen. Lawmakers passed that rule 206-203 — with the votes of five Democrats, including Maryland Rep. Ruppersberger.
Baltimore resident Ben Smith is the new executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party. Smith has been a political consultant and is chairman of the Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee. Smith has worked on multiple campaigns.
House Democrats should take a page from Dwight Eisenhower when setting their legislative agenda and think bigger, particularly on the problem of work-family balance. Instead of aiming to pass a paid leave bill that covers the first few months of a child’s life, we should look to cover years 2-5.
This week marks the orientation for 60 new Maryland General Assembly legislators — 43 in the House of Delegates and 17 in the state Senate. Before they can decide the future of the state, they first have to find their desks, figure out their committees and learn where to park.
As financial experts warn that Baltimore County may need to either raise taxes or scale back borrowing, the new county executive said Monday his first act will be to form a commission to review the county’s fiscal outlook and budget process.
Rep. John Sarbanes and other House Democrats released plans for their first bill of the new, Democratic-controlled U.S. House – a political reform measure they say would “drain the swamp” in a way that Republican President Donald Trump has not. It contains ethics and campaign finance reform.
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the longest-serving House member in Maryland history, has been selected by Democratic colleagues to serve for a second time as majority leader — the No. 2 position under the speaker. The southern Maryland lawmaker opted to avoid an intraparty skirmish with Nancy Pelosi.
t’s not a democracy, it’s a constitutional republic.” This is the defensive response of Republicans as Democratic voters increasingly begin to question the political system in ways that were unheard of just a year or two ago. Here's the problem with it.
Republican Gov, Larry Hogan is criticizing Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh's decision to appeal a federal ruling throwing out the map of Maryland's 6th congressional district. The governor is naming an emergency commission to redraw the district's boundaries..
The White House has lacked Maryland representation since former Gov. Spiro Agnew’s vice presidential tenure came to an end in 1973 during President Richard Nixon’s second term. In 2020, that could change.
Witcover: Democrats' intended disposition to turn the other cheek, rather than use the party's newly acquired subpoena powers to get anti-Trump incriminating information, attempts to seek the high moral ground.
The lead between Steve Johnson and Del. Glen Glass widens in the District 34A legislative race in Harford County while the lead between District F Councilman Curtis Beulah and challenger Wini Roche narrows after a canvass of absentee and provisional ballots Wednesday.
I understand that there is excitement about a record 113 million people who voted last week. However, that number represents only 49 percent of eligible voters. This is an improvement from the 36 percent participation in 2014. But isn’t 36 percent a low bar?
Carroll County is in great hands with the folks who were elected, and our state is in good shape with Gov. Hogan as our head coach. Now that the election is over, it is time for these newly elected officials to get on the field and remind voters why we drafted them for our team.
Maryland’s leaders face a critical and complex choice in light of a decision in which three federal judges found the state’s congressional district map to be unconstitutionally gerrymandered: comply or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court? State Attorney General Brian Frosh hasn't announced a decision.
Tuesday’s election results mean that in 2019 Democrats will hold the top job in seven of Maryland’s eight largest jurisdictions. Meanwhile, Republicans — still riding high from Hogan’s historic win over Democrat Ben Jealous — looked around the state to see their bench had been decimated.
About 200 people gathered outside the Catonsville Fire Station on Frederick Road Thursday, rallying in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and protesting President Donald Trump’s actions related to it.
What people are saying about federal judges ordering Maryland to redraw an unconstitutional congressional map. The court ordered Maryland to submit a plan by March 7 to remedy the problem or it will appoint a three-member commission to take care of it.
“All politics is local,” so for me the big headline was that Carroll County voters ousted a judge backed by the local Republican powers and replaced him with a woman who happens to be a Democrat. That, in my view, is a microcosm of the national story.
The day after becoming just the second Republican to be re-elected governor in Maryland history, Larry Hogan pledged to continue governing the blue state as a centrist as he laid out some of his second-term agenda.
A three-judge federal court panel has ruled Maryland drew the boundary lines for the 6th congressional district in an unconstitutional way to benefit Democrats. The court banned the state from using those boundaries in the future. Attorney General Brian Frosh is reviewing whether to appeal.