| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:08 PM
For Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, campaigning in Maryland on Tuesday represented something of a political homecoming.
It was nearly 20 years ago that Gingrich, then a Georgia congressman, hatched the outlines of the "Contract with...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Democratic congressional candidate Wendy Rosen picked up the endorsement of neighboring Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on Wednesday in her bid for the nomination in Maryland's 1st Congressional District.
Rosen, a Baltimore County resident, is running...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:08 PM
A mailer by a Republican candidate for the nomination to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger in the 2nd District gives a lesson in how to finesse the issue when a rival picks off the most desirable endorsements from party...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged the General Assembly on Wednesday to approve an unabashedly liberal agenda that includes repeal of the state’s death penalty, new curbs on guns and spending for construction projects that create jobs.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Several thousand Marylanders went to Annapolis to voice their opinions on gun control Wednesday as the General Assembly began considering Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping proposal to impose new limits on the purchase of firearms.
At a hearing before a...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when a key committee, for the first time in decades, approved a bill to end capital punishment.
The Senate Judicial Proceedings committee voted 6-5 to...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The centerpiece of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control bill survived the Maryland Senate intact Wednesday, though opponents vowed to keep fighting the proposal to give the state some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.
A new licensing...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:40 AM
A Senate committee has killed a Republican-sponsored bill to shield
from public scrutiny the names and personal information of people who sign petitions to bring General Assembly-passed bills to referendum.
The Senate Education, Health and...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to make Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty, putting Gov. Martin O'Malley one step closer to a significant legislative victory.
The 27-20 vote sent the bill to the House of Delegates, where repeal...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:07 PM
The Maryland Senate gave final approval to Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun control bill Thursday night, sending the legislation to the governor for his promised signature.
O'Malley said in a statement that the bill strikes "a balance between...
| Feb 17, 2009
Gov. Martin O'Malley's push to end the death penalty in Maryland would probably fall short if a legislative vote were held today, even though the governor insisted yesterday that the repeal effort "has a real shot this year."
A Baltimore Sun survey of...