It started off so well. Olivia was being awesome, Susan Ross was refusing to be pushed around by Fitz (or anyone else from the Grant administration) and there were even a few laughs -- all wrapped up in an episode directed by the great Debbie Allen. And then, within the last few moments, all of that changed.
A proposal to give the president greater authority to negotiate international trade agreements has become an issue in Maryland's nascent Senate race after Rep. Donna F. Edwards on Wednesday accused her opponent of attempting to back away from past support of those deals.
It does, however, appear to mark a change in collective attitude that appears to understand the reality that, while it is important to stand firm on certain core issues, there are things - like paying for rescue boats and the upkeep of public facilities - that people of all political stripes can agree on.
Former Prince George's County state's attorney Glenn F. Ivey has raised more than twice as much campaign cash in his bid for the 4th Congressional District as his leading rival, former Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, disclosure reports filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission show.
The two Democratic candidates running for Senate in Maryland told several hundred people gathered at a rally in Prince George's County on Wednesday that they support comprehensive immigration reform, but they offered few ideas for how that goal could become a reality.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, presiding over the biweekly meeting of the state Board of Public Works, complained that the Democrat-dominated legislature "knocked our budget out of whack." He also accused House Speaker Michael E. Busch of being "petulant" for not taking up his late-session supplemental budget proposal.
Rep. Donna F. Edwards, the Democrat running for Senate in Maryland, jabbed at her leading opponent at an endorsement event in Prince George's County on Wednesday and told supporters that her election would fill a decades-old void in the chamber.
Gov. Larry Hogan appeared to soften his stance Tuesday on spending $200 million the General Assembly set aside for education, employee pay and health care, saying his team would review the budget and "see how much money we have to spend on what."
Less than two weeks after becoming the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Ben Cardin scored a major legislative victory Tuesday by negotiating an agreement to give Congress oversight of an emerging deal to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon
Baltimore County will not increase its rates for property or income taxes under a budget proposed Tuesday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. With his budget proposal, Kamenetz continues a streak of more than two decades of no tax increases for county residents.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Montgomery County Democrat who is running for the Senate, said Tuesday he will oppose legislation to give the president greater authority to negotiate international trade agreements -- an issue that has split Democrats on Capitol Hill.
The General Assembly's 2015 legislative session came to a close Monday. The Times talked to the three delegates who represent the Catonsville and Arbutus area in District 12 ¿ Eric Ebersole, Terri Hill and Clarence Lam ¿ all Democrats ¿ for their impressions of their first terms in Annapolis.
A legislative session that began with pledges of bipartisanship wound down Monday night with General Assembly Democrats and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan embroiled in acrimony over Maryland's budget. Lawmakers cut $200 million from the new governor's $40.5 billion budget proposal and implored him to spend that money instead on public schools, state employee pay and health care initiatives. Hogan said that "was very unlikely."
A bill that would have required the Maryland Department of the Environment to study the risks of increasingly common crude oil rail shipments through the state has stalled in the Senate after passing in the House, and will not move forward.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Monday that a poll he has conducted shows him leading in the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. But he said he is still undecided about whether he will seek the seat.
When the Maryland state prosecutor's office files charges against a public or political official, it typically issues a news release. On March 16, for example, the state prosecutor — appointed by Democratic former Gov. Martin O'Malley — issued a news release almost immediately after charging the former treasurer of the Cecil County Republican Central Committee with theft and perjury. But it took more than two weeks to announce a theft charge against a Democratic former official,
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday defended the Baltimore Police Department's widespread use of a secret cellphone surveillance device that allows officers to track criminals by sweeping up neighborhood phone signals, echoing police claims the program is limited in the type of data it collects.
House and Senate fiscal leaders agreed Friday on a budget plan with what they hope are enough sweeteners to break an impasse with Gov. Larry Hogan and restore money for education, health and state employee pay raise.