Everyone is an important person to Barbara Mikulski, and therein lies the political genius that resulted in her being elected five times to the House of Representatives and then five times to what had been the ultimate boys club — the U.S. Senate. It is not a genius of calculation. It is a simple but miraculous ability to connect.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Montgomery County Democrat and fast-rising star in his party, told supporters Wednesday that he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski next year -- becoming the first to formally jump into a race that more than a dozen people are considering.
Larry Hogan's inauguration address was 100 Snore Street, Annapolis. But glorious speechifying is not what Marylanders voted for when they made Hogan our governor. What they voted for was: The candidate who wasn't Anthony Brown. A successful businessman who criticized taxes and the size of Maryland's government.
Advocates for the rehabilitation of prisoners gathered in Annapolis Tuesday to call on lawmakers to eliminate a requirement that Maryland's governor sign off on any parole recommendation for an inmate serving a life sentence.
According to data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Baltimore youth are more likely to engage in sexually risky behavior than are their national counterparts. Pronounced discrepancies exist between Baltimore and the rest of the nation regarding age of first sexual experience, number of sexual partners and rates of unprotected sex.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has issued about 150 pardons to convicted offenders over the past three years, after rarely exercising his power to grant clemency in his first term. But despite the uptick, the governor has remained stingy when considering clemency, rejecting nearly 1,300 cases that came across his desk.
Hours after they passed a $1 trillion government spending bill, Senate Democratic leaders withdrew a scheduled vote this week on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration -- a move that appeared to derail her chances for confirmation.
Senate Democrats on Saturday moved to advance the confirmation of Social Security Administration nominee Carolyn W. Colvin, despite opposition from Republicans that had appeared to undermine her chances this month.
As they prepare to meet Friday, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Attorney General-elect Brian E. Frosh both say they want to turn the page and work together. But the two men could find themselves at odds — especially about environmental issues.
Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Democrat Peter Franchot, the state's comptroller, met up Monday in this historic Eastern Shore town for a joint tour of downtown businesses and a public show of bipartisan holiday spirit.
Shirley Deane Cammack, a retired Kernan Hospital worker who had been in the British intelligence service during the Cold War, died of cancer Nov. 19 while on vacation with her family at Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. The former Dickeyville resident was 80
Dorothy LeF. Cadigan, the former owner of a Rodgers Forge consignment shop who was a longtime volunteer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Sunda at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications of pulmonary hypertension. She was 82.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Monday that new budget figures show Maryland's economic picture is even bleaker than he had warned during his campaign, and will make it tougher to devise a plan to cut taxes.
The word "mensch" is often misused, and over-used, in social settings. But the Yiddish term, which means "a person of integrity" and more colloquially "a good guy," is the very best way to describe the late Edgar P. Silver — judge, confidant to elected leaders and the most helpful person to grace Maryland's political and judicial arenas for well over half a century.
With Maryland's long campaign for governor now over, the unexpected election of Republican businessman Larry Hogan has given rise to an intense new campaign now just beginning: The jockeying among advocates and interest groups for attention, jobs and influence in a rare GOP administration.