The Republicans are punishing Congressman Steve Smith over racists comments, but they created the hateful environment permeating the country by standing by as party leader President Donald J. Trump has run amok for months with racists insults.
If you're worried abut the security of the United States after President Trump's disgraceful dismissal of Gen. James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, you also need to look inside the U.S. government to examine the Trump hangers-on who are downgrading the professionalism of key government agencies.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will travel to Annapolis to serve as the featured speaker at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s inauguration Wednesday — a move that will put two favorites of anti-Trump Republicans on stage together.
In 1974, the Supreme court said “no” to Richard Nixon on release of the Watergate tapes that forced his resignation. Now it must stand firm against would-be dictator Donald Trump, whatever the political consequences, if he ever tries to push an emergency order for a border wall.
As the insanity of the government shutdown continues into record territory, I would like to take this opportunity to warn Republicans they are on the losing side of this mess. I am all for effective border security as are most Americans surveyed; the issue at stake is the wall’s cost.
Baltimore County state Sen. Kathy Klausmeier presided over the Maryland Senate for the first time Friday, substituting for President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who was absent due to cancer treatment. Klausmeier is the new president pro tem of the state Senate. She's been in the legislature since 1995.
Maryland prosecutors say they've charged the top aide of a state delegate with making illegal robocalls against fellow Republican Delegate Kathy Szeliga. State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced charges against Tyler Walch, who is chief of staff for Delegate Richard Impallaria.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Maryland’s gerrymandering case, as well as a similar case in North Carolina, in March. This news may be seen as a light at the end of the tunnel for those who want to end partisan gerrymandering that has essentially allowed politicians to pick the voters in the
Maryland's Republican lawmakers will arrive in Annapolis Wednesday for the start of the 2019 legislative session to find a bigger Democrat majority in the General Assembly. Carroll County's lawmakers see speaking out on the floor, picking apart bills and finding common ground as keys for success.
Harford County's 11-member legislative delegation, with one new senator and two new delegates, expects to tackle a range of issues, from education funding to health care, even legal hemp cultivation, when they return to Annapolis Wednesday for the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session.
All these Democrats vying for the presidential nomination in 2020 will likely be overshadowed in public attention in 2019 by the news media spotlight and attention on Mr. Trump's struggle for political survival in the Oval Office over the remaining two years of his first term.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a high-profile case in March alleging unconstitutional, partisan gerrymandering in Maryland’s redistricting process. State Attorney General Brian Frosh appealed the case to the high court in November after a panel of federal judges threw out the 6th District map.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday appointed six more members to a commission charged with redrawing Maryland’s congressional district map after a federal court ruled one of the state’s districts was unconstitutionally drawn to diminish Republican influence.
Although President Donald Trump has little to do with running local governments in Maryland, he played an outsize role in politics here in 2018. Trump’s actions prompted backlash among the electorate, which in November voted out several high-profile Republicans in the state.
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.
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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.
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.