Witcover: Democrats' intended disposition to turn the other cheek, rather than use the party's newly acquired subpoena powers to get anti-Trump incriminating information, attempts to seek the high moral ground.
I understand that there is excitement about a record 113 million people who voted last week. However, that number represents only 49 percent of eligible voters. This is an improvement from the 36 percent participation in 2014. But isn’t 36 percent a low bar?
President Trump's long-expected firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be a prelude to an outrageous, blatant political crime that could make the Watergate scandal of the 1970s pale in comparison.
Carroll County is in great hands with the folks who were elected, and our state is in good shape with Gov. Hogan as our head coach. Now that the election is over, it is time for these newly elected officials to get on the field and remind voters why we drafted them for our team.
President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.
Maryland’s leaders face a critical and complex choice in light of a decision in which three federal judges found the state’s congressional district map to be unconstitutionally gerrymandered: comply or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court? State Attorney General Brian Frosh hasn't announced a decision.
Tuesday’s election results mean that in 2019 Democrats will hold the top job in seven of Maryland’s eight largest jurisdictions. Meanwhile, Republicans — still riding high from Hogan’s historic win over Democrat Ben Jealous — looked around the state to see their bench had been decimated.
More than 100 people protested outside Congressman Andy Harris's Bel Air office Thursday in support of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into suspected Russian meddling on behalf of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign after AG Jeff Sessions was forced to resigned.
What people are saying about federal judges ordering Maryland to redraw an unconstitutional congressional map. The court ordered Maryland to submit a plan by March 7 to remedy the problem or it will appoint a three-member commission to take care of it.
“All politics is local,” so for me the big headline was that Carroll County voters ousted a judge backed by the local Republican powers and replaced him with a woman who happens to be a Democrat. That, in my view, is a microcosm of the national story.
The day after becoming just the second Republican to be re-elected governor in Maryland history, Larry Hogan pledged to continue governing the blue state as a centrist as he laid out some of his second-term agenda.
A three-judge federal court panel has ruled Maryland drew the boundary lines for the 6th congressional district in an unconstitutional way to benefit Democrats. The court banned the state from using those boundaries in the future. Attorney General Brian Frosh is reviewing whether to appeal.
Gov. Larry Hogan cruised to a second term Tuesday night, but failed to take others from his party along for the ride. Voters said they voted against most Republicans — other than Hogan — out of their disdain for President Donald Trump.
Now that the Democrats have won the House, but not the Senate, a chorus of smarty-pants will insist the president faces only nuisance House investigations, no real check. That is not true, and here’s why.
Here are five voter sentiments we learned from Tuesday’s midterm election in which Gov. Larry Hogan became the first Republican governor to win re-election in Maryland since the 1950s, despite widespread antipathy towards President Donald Trump.
Other locales might have drawn more star power in recent days — from President Donald Trump jetting to 11 rallies in six days to Oprah seemingly taking up residence in Georgia — but Maryland voters descended on their polling places on Tuesday with a determined intensity of their own.
Carroll County voters went to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Here's a sampling of their thoughts on the local races, the Maryland gubernatorial race and President Donald Trump, who isn't on the ballot but looms large over this election.
With thunderstorms in the forecast, political and nonpartisan operations alike are in overdrive to get hundreds of thousands of Marylanders voters to the polls on Election Day. And political campaigns for races large and small aren’t resting until they crash Tuesday night.
President Trump has changed the very face of the Grand Old Party into a wrecking crew of American ideals toward immigration and recently toward citizenship itself, to maintain a presidency that has fallen into chaos and political expediency for survival.
Health care has become our No. 1 national priority. Being Americans, we also want to eat fast food, work two or more jobs with less sleep, park next to our favorite shop if we actually buy stuff at a store, buy most things online, and have our marvelous doctors and researchers perform miracles for
Six candidates are vying for three spots in the Maryland House of Delegates representing northeastern Baltimore County. The district has elected a mix of Republicans and Democrats for decades, but both parties are working for a clean sweep this year in the 8th District.
More candidates younger than 30 will appear on Maryland general election ballots this fall than in 2014. Political experts and leading scholars say that reflects national trends that show higher levels of engagement and optimism among young people. At least 26 candidates under 30 are running.
Maryland’s eight-day early voting period wrapped up with a record number of voters casting ballots in person before Election Day. The election will determine whether GOP Gov. Larry Hogan or his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous, will take an oath of office for a four-year term in January.
It is time to hold people and parties accountable, whether it’s for our uncivil discourse, the legislative branch’s timidity in exercising its Constitutional duty to balance executive over-reach, Washington corruption, or the soaring deficit.
Since the national Republican Party and our governor are disinclined to rein in drug prices, Marylanders hoping for relief with the bills they pay at the pharmacy, should take a closer look at Democrat Ben Jealous’ health care strategy.
Westminster resident writes that District 5's incumbent delegates are ineffective; a member of the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee says that the Republican Party is no longer the party of family values.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders brought a jolt of energy to Democrat Ben Jealous’ struggling campaign to unseat Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in Maryland. Sanders told a raucous full house at an historic Bethesda theater that Jealous will be one of the greatest governors in U.S. history.