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Maryland Politics

Time To Raise Maryland's Gas Tax?

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser | Posted 02.12.2013 | DC

Business leaders and county officials are urging the governor and General Assembly to increase Maryland's gas tax or find another way to raise hundred...

Donors For Maryland Gay Marriage Effort Revealed

The Baltimore Sun | Annie Linskey | Posted 01.29.2013 | DC

A BROAD COALITION OF DONORS -- including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country -- t...

Defeated GOP Congressman Reflects On 'Mr. Smith' Career

The Frederick News-Post | Bethany Rodgers | Posted 01.25.2013 | DC

It was only days after the primary election when U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett broke bread at what he calls his "secret dinner" with the political rival y...

Maryland Town Allows Some Alcohol Sales

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC

Damascus is about to get wet. The Montgomery County town, which had banned the sale of alcoholic beverages for as long as anyone can remember, voted ...

Voters Worry About Heckling, Shootings

Annapolis Patch | Anna Staver | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

On Sunday night, two men were shot near the community center, and in June, Orlando Sherman McDaniel, 29, of Annapolis died as a result of gunshots wo...

New Jersey And Maryland Perfect Together?

John Celock | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
John Celock

New Jersey Democrats have been enjoying the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, including joint events with several nearby states. Essex Coun...

John Celock

Dem Governor Says Health Reform Leads To More Jobs | John Celock | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The head of the Democratic Governors Association, Martin O'Malley, said that while tackling economic issues is at the top of the ...

Man's Best Friend Protests Romney

Takoma Park Patch | Ryan McDermott | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

The Takoma Park Independence Day Parade is a big deal to residents of the city. And in typical Takoma Park fashion, the parade was as political as it ...

GOP Legislator Blames 'Black Youth Mobs' For Attacks

North Baltimore Patch | Bryan P. Sears and Adam Bednar | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

The Inner Harbor area of Baltimore City is being terrorized by "black youth mobs" and city and state officials are "covering it up," according to one ...

Why "Martin O'Malley" and "2016" Always Appear in the Same Sentence

Death Race | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It is difficult to determine where the "2016 moniker" came from, but those titles can be self-justifying -- reporters put them into stories to make their subjects seem more newsworthy, especially when the politician won't flatly deny it.

Md. Democrat's 'No' Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Seen As Betrayal

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although marriage equality legislation cleared the Maryland House of Delegates on Friday and is anticipated to be green-lighted by the s...