| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 1:14 PM
— With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections.
Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California and...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mary Ellen Noone recalls those bleak years in the back of the bus, when her pride would desert her as her parents warned about blacks "knowing their place."
On rainy days, as she and her mother, Geraldine Bailey, waited for a public bus, the sodden...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley left Tuesday for a five-day trip to Europe that includes a "congressional pilgrimage" to northern Ireland and a conference in Amsterdam.
The governor, whose Irish heritage inspired his Celtic rock band and his taste in poetry,...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
In a rare break with the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition to President Obama's controversial pick for a seat on the federal bench in Georgia.
Reid's comments Thursday about the nomination of Michael...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Family, admirers and political leaders gathered at the White House in Washington on Thursday to unveil a new U.S. postage stamp commemorating slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk.
The first-day-of-issue dedication took place on what would have been...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America.
A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don't often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said that America is...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance.
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Somewhere, somehow, there's at least one person who thought it would be a good idea for the Congressional leadership of two opposing parties to hold publicly hold hands.
At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Ocean View High School history teacher Melissa Miller was expecting to get about 15 students interested in traveling to the southern United States during spring break to learn about the civil rights movement.
Much to her surprise, 45 students have signed...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Fourth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor.
Charles Lollar was at it again last week, the only Republican on stage with the three Democrats running for governor, wooing a crowd largely unable to cast a vote in the fast-approaching GOP...