Joseph Davies Tydings, the last Harford County resident to serve in the United States Senate, a confidante of John and Robert Kennedy and a lifelong independent voice for progressive Democrats, died Monday from cancer in Washington, D.C. He was 90.
By Christina Tkacik, Frederick N. Rasmussen, Jacques Kelly and David Anderson and Allan Vought
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for governor and a fixture in state politics for nearly a quarter century — died Thursday morning of cardiac arrest, officials said. Here’s how local political figures were reacting.
Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., the father of Maryland's governor who earned a reputation as a tough and independent-minded politician during three terms in the House of Representatives and one term as Prince George's County executive, died of a stroke Thursday. He was 88.
One night shortly before the presidential inauguration, when I couldn't fall asleep, instead of counting sheep, I decided to think through the list of presidents in my lifetime and consider their strengths and weaknesses. There were 13, to be exact, since I was born shortly before FDR died. As it turned out, President Obama was the only president whose immediate family and whose Cabinet had absolutely no scandals in office. No Iran Contra, no Watergate, no mistresses or other sex scandals, no
The Maryland political powerhouse, who left the Senate this month after four decades in Congress, will join the Johns Hopkins University as a professor of public policy and an adviser to the president, the school said Thursday.
Barbara A. Mikulski, who will retire next month after 45 years in elected office, has become an accomplished political tactician, able to maneuver through the Senate, ascend to the chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee and build a legacy that will last long after Rep. Chris Van Hollen is sworn in next month as her successor.
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.
In the aftermath of a bruising primary race for Senate, Maryland Democrats have scheduled "unity" rallies and shifted their messaging to the general election. But one piece of business from the state's bruising April primary remains conspicuously unresolved.
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.
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks hands out his annual Fifth District Citizens of the Year awards, including to longtime county Family Crisis Center and Christ Church Society volunteer Jo Marvan. It's been a good year for British native Marvan, who became U.S. citizen this past August.
Baltimore's metro area has dominated statewide politics in Maryland for more than a century, but the 2016 race for retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's seat is getting under way after decades of demographic forces have shifted the political center away from the state's largest city and toward Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
WASHINGTON — Glenn F. Ivey, a former Prince George's County state's attorney, said Wednesday that he will run for the House seat being left open by Rep. Donna F. Edwards — the latest shuffle to result from Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's retirement.
Glenn F. Ivey, the former Prince George's County State's Attorney who is seeking the House seat being left open by Rep. Donna F. Edwards, said Friday his name recognition after two countywide campaigns and his background on Capitol Hill will allow him to "hit the ground running" in what may be one of the state's mostly closely watched primaries next year.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Montgomery County Democrat and fast-rising star in his party, told supporters Wednesday that he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski next year -- becoming the first to formally jump into a race that more than a dozen people are considering.
As candidates across the country engage in another mind-bogglingly expensive election — the midterms will cost nearly $4 billion, according to one estimate — Rep. John Sarbanes has been using his own campaign to test a proposal he believes will shift the emphasis from big money to small-dollar donors.
WASHINGTON — Maryland's western-most congressional district is once again emerging as the most expensive — and liveliest — U.S. House race in the state, pitting two compelling political figures against one another in an increasingly negative campaign.
Claude L. Callegary, a Baltimore lawyer and World War II veteran who had advised five U.S. presidents on veterans' affairs, died June 3 in his sleep at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Former members of Congress from Maryland have found new ways to continue their service. Several of them now report a kind of relief at having left the endless fundraising, the unrelenting schedule and the partisan rancor behind
How cold will it be Saturday night, when the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants meet in the Motor City for Game 3 of the World Series? Forty-three degrees, with temperatures dipping into the upper 30s. The 1979 Orioles had it worse.