Special Agent Crystal Griner, one of two Capitol Police officers that engaged the gunman who attacked a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, graduated high school in Howard County and played college basketball at Hood.
President Donald Trump's desperate need to put up something on the legislative scoreboard after his dismal first 100 days in office was evident in the Republicans' heavily orchestrated celebration after the House passed their hastily cobbled-together Republican repeal and replacement of Obamacare.
Democrats can capitalize on President Donald Trump's election if the party is able to harness the energy of protests taking place across the nation and turn it into votes, several candidates seeking to lead the party said at a forum in Baltimore on Saturday.
House Democrats opened their annual issues retreat in Baltimore on Wednesday by vowing to aggressively fight President Donald Trump, slamming his first weeks in the White House and suggesting there would be little room for compromise.
There are countless areas — entitlements, civil rights, immigration, etc. — where serious conservative reforms will spark controversy, horrible headlines and negative coverage on "the shows" the president-elect watches obsessively. Will Mr. Trump impetuously use Twitter to triangulate against his own troops?
The Democrats have 12 fewer U.S. senators than when President Obama was sworn in, 63 fewer House members and 16 fewer governors. They have the fewest number of state legislators in more than 100 years. In only six states do Democrats control both the governorship and the legislature — the lowest number in our history. Other than President Obama, Democrats have a severe messaging problem and dearth of winning candidates; the party is a fundamental mess.
Democrats and Republicans in Maryland and across the country are beginning to adjust to an incoming president who ran on a promise to upend conventional politicking and reverse President Barack Obama's agenda. The campaign was the most polarizing in generations, and president-elect Donald Trump's rhetoric troubled lawmakers in both parties just as much as it fired up supporters hungry for change.
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.
Chris Van Hollen was in his late 20s when he found himself on the border between Iraq and Turkey, standing on a desolate dirt road in the mountains within firing range of soldiers loyal to Saddam Hussein.
Eda Mahan has been voting for president for more than 70 years. She cast her first ballot in 1944 — she helped Franklin Roosevelt win his fourth term. But as familiar as the quadrennial ritual has become, this year's election will be different.
An ally of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has risen quickly from the back bench of the House of Delegates to the upper echelons of power in Washington. He is now seeking Maryland's open Senate seat.
A well-connected hedge fund manager is behind a new Senate ad attacking Rep. Chris Van Hollen, according to disclosure reports filed Thursday — the latest development in a widening controversy in the high-profile race.
Attack ads paid for by shadowy, third-party groups stirred the high-profile contest for Maryland's open Senate seat on Tuesday, underscoring the limits of disclosure rules and leaving the candidates in the Democratic primary bracing for a potential onslaught in the final weeks of the campaign.
When Rep. Donna F. Edwards launched her campaign for Maryland's open Senate seat she used an introductory video to take a subtle dig at her opponent, promising that she would stand against any attempts to "compromise away" Social Security benefits for seniors.
Voters in Northwest Baltimore's sprawling 5th District — home to Pimlico Race Course and some of the city's poorest and wealthiest residents — will elect in April the first new representative to serve them on the council in nearly 40 years. Seven Democrats are competing to replace retiring Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector in the April 26 primary. No Republicans or third-party candidates filed for the seat.
Phillip B. Hunter, a retired attorney and Bel Air South resident who took part in the famed civil rights march in Selma, Ala., in 1965, was recognized recently along with his fellow marchers as the Congressional Gold Medal was bestowed upon their group at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.