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  • Md. lawmakers offer support for Colvin's confirmation

    Md. lawmakers offer support for Colvin's confirmation
    Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin led a symbolic and unsuccessful effort Tuesday to force a vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration, arguing that the agency needs a permanent leader in place...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...
  • With half of precincts counted, Hogan leads governor race

    With half of precincts counted, Hogan leads governor race
    Republican Larry Hogan has overtaken Democrat Anthony G. Brown in the race for governor as early returns continue to pour in throughout the state.  With a little more than half of the precincts counted at 10:45 p.m., Hogan led Brown 54 to 44 percent...
  • House incumbents in Md. favored for re-election despite national headwinds

    House incumbents in Md. favored for re-election despite national headwinds
    Buoyed by favorable districts and the power of incumbency, most members of Maryland's heavily Democratic congressional delegation easily won re-election Tuesday, despite a strong national current that favored the GOP. But in the state's westernmost...
  • Clout for Maryland lawmakers in Congress slips after midterm elections

    Clout for Maryland lawmakers in Congress slips after midterm elections
    Republican gains in the midterm elections mean Maryland's Democrat-heavy congressional delegation will have far less clout when lawmakers gavel in a new Congress next year, casting doubt on prospects for a long list of state priorities from federal...
  • Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong

    Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong
    Still smarting from their defeat in the governor’s race this month, Maryland’s top elected Democrats gathered in Annapolis on Monday for a two-hour discussion of the party’s future. In a meeting convened by U.S. Sen. Barbara A....
  • Obama makes his case for immigration action

    Obama makes his case for immigration action
    Years after vowing to make immigration a centerpiece of his administration, President Barack Obama outlined a sweeping set of polices Thursday that would shield millions of people who are living illegally in the country from deportation — a...
  • Contractor Alan Gross marking five years in Cuban custody

    Contractor Alan Gross marking five years in Cuban custody
    Four times, Alan Gross traveled to Cuba, lugging with him Internet equipment to connect the island's small Jewish community to the outside world. And four times, he completed his trips to the Caribbean island nation without a problem. With each trip...
  • U.S. House race in Western Md. turns feisty -- again

    U.S. House race in Western Md. turns feisty -- again
    Maryland's western-most congressional district is once again emerging as the liveliest and most expensive U.S. House race in the state, pitting two dynamic political forces in an increasingly negative campaign. Two years after Democratic Rep. John...
  • Race, party favors and early voting key in Md. governor's battle

    Race, party favors and early voting key in Md. governor's battle
    The Maryland gubernatorial race is closer than many pundits, myself included, had expected. Whoever wins Tuesday, we can take away at least five lessons from the contest between Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican businessman Larry Hogan....