Politicians in other states might be reluctant to stand up for an official accused of corruption, but in Maryland, leading elected officials have testified as character witnesses for state Sen. Ulysses Currie, who is charged with bribery.
The House passed Gov. Martin O'Malley redistricting plan Wednesday, which shifts the majority of Laurel from House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer's 5th District to the 4th District, currently represented by Democrat Donna Edwards.
Defense attorneys for state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie continued a theme Tuesday, calling an influential member of Congress to the stand who testified that their client as honest, but hopelessly disorganized.
Maryland Republicans on Tuesday criticized a proposal to redraw the state's congressional map, saying a Democratic-controlled panel seeking to bolster the party's position would separate communities with like-minded views and fuse areas with little in common.
Maryland groups are raising legal questions about the state's proposal to redraw congressional districts, though national experts note the threshold for bringing a successful lawsuit over new maps is quite high.
Jury selection in the federal bribery and extortion trial of Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie and two Shoppers Food Warehouse executives opened Monday with the judge reading aloud a long list of potential witnesses that could double as a Who's Who directory in state politics.
Federal employee unions lashed out at President Barack Obama's proposal Monday to make civilian federal workers contribute more of their pay to their retirement plans as part of a proposal to trim budget deficits.
Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks stripped the nation of its sense of invulnerability and realigned politics in a way not seen since the height of the Cold War, the impact on voters and candidates is beginning to wane, experts and elected officials say.
As the Federal Aviation Administration ends a second week without authority to spend, the impasse is beginning to have an impact in Maryland, particularly for federal contractors that work on air traffic control and other projects.
Reflecting the difficulty members across the country faced over the bipartisan proposal to raise the debt ceiling, Maryland's lawmakers split their support — though not along party lines — in a landmark vote Monday.
Maryland's two Republican members of the House of Representatives were among the final holdouts for the GOP plan to raise the debt ceiling — and were part of a group of lawmakers that moved the proposal to the right.
A leading national credit rating agency said it will take a second look at Maryland's gold-plated credit status because of the ongoing debate in Congress over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit.
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the make-up of his five-member Redistricting Advisory Committee on the Fourth of July holiday. The announcement of the committee first appeared on the governor's website July 5 and also noted the first meeting of the committee — the next day, July 6, in Annapolis.
National political groups that have become active in competitive House districts across the country, are so far holding fire in Maryland's 1st Congressional District as they wait for the outcome of the state's redistricting.
Contrary to the assertions of a congressional fact finding mission, the record of human rights abuses in Colombia remain terrible and will only be worsened by a free trade agreement with the United States.
William Donald Schaefer was buried Wednesday after a warm and often humorous service attended by much of Maryland's political establishment past and present as well as citizens who felt a personal kinship to the former mayor and governor