There is only one plausible explanation for President Obama's 11th-hour provocations of Israel and Russia: He is laying the groundwork with Senate Democrats to poison the confirmation well for Trump cabinet nominees. President-elect Donald Trump should take the opportunity thus afforded to drive more nails into the Senate Democratic coffin.
Angry environmental activists complain about the pace of Baltimore's wastewater repairs. Many blame the city. But Maryland's congressional delegation hasn't moved a muscle to help, and thousands of city residents have lost their homes at tax sale in the bargain.
A Republican state lawmaker from Baltimore County who is among the highest ranked female elected officials in Annapolis is building a campaign for U.S. Senate, giving some state GOP leaders a burst of hope that the party can compete for the seat held by retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
WASHINGTON -- Richard J. Douglas, a former Pentagon official who ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 2012, said Monday he is exploring another bid for the job next year -- becoming the second Republican to consider a campaign for the open seat.