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Maryland Politics

Governors Of Different Parties Realize Redistricting Is Screwed Up

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON --  Two governors have the same problem: Their states are heavily gerrymandered, giving one party a disproportionate share of seats i...

Ryan Grim

Social Security Fight Heats Up In Maryland Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a good thing Chris Van Hollen showed up. At a press conference Wednesday, Van Hollen, a House Democrat running for U.S. Senate in...

Progressive Groups Launch A 'Draft Donna Edwards' Campaign For Senate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

A coalition of progressive groups launched a campaign Thursday to encourage Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) to run in the primary to replace reti...

Jason Linkins

Maryland Lawmaker Thinks Journalists Need His 'Authorization' To Use His Name, 'Kirby Delauter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

Got a little story this morning about the Streisand Effect -- which, if you're unfamiliar with the term, is that thing where an inept attempt to censo...

Anthony Brown Gets Dem Go Ahead In Maryland Governors Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination in the race to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), the Associated Press reports. Brown...

Amanda Terkel

The Top Races To Watch In The June 24 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party is getting its best chance to knock off a sitting senator on Tuesday, when Chris McDaniel faces Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss....

MD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children

Christina Wilkes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Christina Wilkes

The new bill recognizes that if these children succeed, Maryland succeeds. Hopefully more states will follow the lead of Maryland and a handful of other jurisdictions and close this harmful gap between federal and state laws.

Clinton Endorses In Heated Democratic Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's (D) early endorsement of Hillary Clinton as she sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 appeared to pa...

Popular Transgender Rights Bill Opposed By Lawmaker Afraid Of Men In Dresses

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

A Maryland bill that would prohibit discrimination against transgender people has overwhelming support among state residents, according to a new poll....

Even Democrats Are Attacking Each Other On Obamacare Now

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D), who is running in a competitive primary to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), continued to attack one of hi...

State Mulls Finally Repealing Pro-Slavery Amendment

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

By Alice Popovici Feb 20 (Reuters) - More than 150 years after Maryland adopted a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution barring ...

Dem In Governor's Race Receives Endorsement From Marijuana Reform Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

Maryland State Del. Heather Mizeur (D), who is seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), announced Friday that she has re...

Martin O'Malley Reads 'Conclusion' Off His Teleprompter

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 7:54 p.m. ET --An aide to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's points out that the governor at times uses the word "conclusion" to signal a speech'...

Buzzword: Pre-K

Helen Blank | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Helen Blank

As students settle back into their routines, voters across the country prepare to head to the polls. This year, there's a common theme popping up across the country that's of vital importance: the value of expanding Pre-K.

GOP Town Hall Erupts With Call For Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

A Maryland town hall meeting grew heated Tuesday, when GOP Rep. Andy Harris faced disgruntled constituents angry over partisan politics fraying the co...

John Celock

Dem Seeks To Be First LGBT Elected Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic state lawmaker in Maryland is seeking to become the nation's first openly gay person elected governor. State Del. Heat...

Liberating the Law for a Modern Maryland

Seamus Kraft | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC
Seamus Kraft

It's time American law caught up with how Americans communicate, learn and live today. Putting the open law back on the side -- and at the fingertips -- of We the People is a good start.

Gun Control Finds Unlikely Savior Close To GOP Heart

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Let's hear a round of applause for the Founding Fathers, those dead white men whom conservatives love to lionize. Had it not been for th...

Paul Blumenthal

Tax Break Bill Would Aid Huge Defense Contractor

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an age of budget cuts and hard choices, state lawmakers in Annapolis, Md., are pushing a benefit for the world's largest defense manu...

Maryland Moves Tough New Gun Control Bill Forward

Posted 02.28.2013 | DC

The Maryland Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping gun control bill that would give the state some of the country's strictest gun regulations. The B...

Maryland Republican Giving Up County-Owned Jeep After DUI

The Baltimore Sun | Alison Knezevich | Posted 04.28.2013 | DC

Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff said Monday he will give up his county-owned Jeep Grand Cherokee in the wake of his arrest this past weekend on ...

Republican Politician Forced Secretary To Empty Urine Bag

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 04.04.2013 | DC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The chief executive of Maryland's fourth-largest county has resigned days after being found guilty of misconduct in office for,...

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...