Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking at commencement exercises Saturday at Morgan State University, decried the decline of "civilized discourse" during the election campaign last year and urged graduates to stay engaged in the world.
WASHINGTON — Maryland added two Democrats to its congressional delegation and elevated a third to the Senate as a new session of Congress opened Tuesday and was immediately rocked by bipartisan backlash over proposed ethics rules.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday the state reapplied for a $155 million federal grant to expand Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel, a project crucial to boosting economic activity at the Port of Baltimore.
Congress may soon be voting on the 21st Century Cures Act, which, among other things, "speeds up approval of medical devices and drugs and sets up a sweeping medical research framework for everything from Alzheimer's disease to opioid addiction."
The suggestion from Trump supporters to take him seriously-not-literally offers great analytical insight into how then-candidate Trump communicated with his supporters. But it is fairly ridiculous hogwash as a prescription for how to treat an actual president, or president-elect, of the United States.
Mr. Trump's invitation to the White House was largely earned by effectively disparaging his host's presidential years as an abysmal economic failure. He did so even though Mr. Obama reduced the nation's unemployment rate from 10 percent to the current 4.9 percent, adding millions of new jobs in that time and bailing out the American automobile industry.
Beginning next January, Republicans will control both houses of Congress and the Oval Office. It is easier for Democrats to blame those who voted for independent candidates, as well as those who stayed home. Much more sobering — and possibly the start of a more productive conversation about how to come back from this defeat — would be a confession that they picked their weaker fighter and got sent to the canvas. In the next election in 2018, will both parties continue to fight the
No United States president was born in, lived in, died in or is buried in Harford County, but many of them, from George Washington to Barack Obama, crisscrossed our county during their lifetimes, either before, during or after their presidencies.
Republicans have for years struggled to gain traction in seven of the state's eight U.S. House districts but observers say Gov. Larry Hogan's unexpected win in 2014 has made it easier to recruit candidates.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has embarked on the most ambitious recruiting drive of its 210-year history — an effort to hire top scientists with the goal of making its biomedical research programs the best in the country.
No tradition in the history of American political party conventions is more sorely needed than the one abandoned in the mid-20th century — namely, the selection of a vice presidential nominee solely by the convention.
Tom Perez fought three years ago to win confirmation as U.S. labor secretary. Recently, he has been answering to another, unofficial title almost as frequently. "Potentially our next vice president," a union official roared into a microphone as the Marylander took a stage last week on Capitol Hill.
With their presumptive presidential nominees now in place, the two major political parties face starkly different, and critical, challenges. The Democrats have already taken impressive steps toward internal unity approaching the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Republicans, meanwhile, are deep in disunity over the fallout of Donald Trump's selection and his divisive behavior.
When the president, a former teacher of constitutional law, says, "the Constitution is pretty clear" about the need for hearings on his pick, he's not telling the truth. He's playing politics. The same goes for all the Republican senators who say the Constitution is clear that they don't have to hold hearings if they don't want to. The simple fact is that the Constitution is silent. And where the Constitution is silent, politics is supreme.
Three Aberdeen High School students and their teacher met Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the White House Wednesday for a trip of a lifetime to Houston, where they joined in welcoming astronaut Scott Kelly back from his record year-long journey in space on the International Space Station.
As Martin O'Malley sought to pick up the pieces Tuesday from his suspended presidential campaign, his supporters were beginning to speculate about exactly what that future might look like, and whether the former two-term Maryland governor would have a voice in politics, or even another run for office.
WASHINGTON – In his final State of the Union address President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered a broad vision for his final year in office and suggested America needs to "fix our politics" to realize a future that transcends the partisan bickering that has dominated much of his presidency.
With tempers flaring in the fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton can rejoice as her own campaign glides along in relative tranquillity, says Jules Witcover
Jules Witcover: It's not enough for the president to muse about the society searching itself. While he still has more than a year as the national leader, he needs to stir himself to much firmer actions to bring about a much more nationwide response to this continuing gun violence.