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Elections

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  • Three More Rell Administration Appointees Get The Ax

    There were three more firings this week of Rell-administration political appointees -- both high-level and low -- who landed on the permanent state civil-service payroll during the waning months of Republican M. Jodi Rell's governorship. Officials in...
  • Internet Kill Switch Here? Lieberman Bill Causes Worry

    Should the president be given emergency powers to control the Internet in a crisis? The recent Internet shut-off in Egypt has some wondering whether legislation recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and other senators hands the government a "kill switch."...
  • Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest. Carson, the only African-American expected to enter the race, rose to...
  • O'Malley won't seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option

    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton. O'Malley said in a...
  • A lifetime spent in service

    After 30 years in the Senate and a half-century of public service to Maryland and the nation, Barbara Mikulski will retire from elected politics next year. She will leave a legacy as one of the state's most admired politicians and among the most...
  • Jeb Bush distances himself from family

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar. Taking questions in an early voting state for...
  • China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric

    Western values are a "ticket to hell," a newspaper published by China's Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil. It was the latest colorful example of a rising...
  • Florida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run

    Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016. "I think that's reflected in both our travel and some of the staffing decisions that we've made," the Florida senator...
  • Primaries to be held in 2 legislative districts

    Primary elections are being held in two legislative districts where incumbents resigned to take positions in Gov. Charlie Baker's administration. In East Boston, five Democrats are running Tuesday for the seat vacated by former Democratic Rep. Carlo...
  • Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working-class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or...
  • Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

    Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House...