| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:21 PM
When opponents of Maryland's law granting in-state tuition to some illegal immigrants succeeded in petitioning the measure to referendum — a power long granted to the people under the state's constitution but one that was rarely used —...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 5:44 PM
Immigrant advocates are warning people who plan to apply for a work permit under a new federal immigration policy to beware of scammers and hold off on taking any formal action until more details emerge about how the program will work.
The policy shift,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Two months after American voters made it clear they want effective government — and two years before the U.S. Senate's next opportunity to reform its broken rules — that "do nothing" chamber appears poised to fix its filibuster. In its present...
| Jan 20, 2013
Of all the results from this past November's elections, two numbers stand out: three, and 71. Three is the number of counties nationwide where, according to Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report, if President Obama had won a smaller percentage of...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
When the General Assembly passed the Maryland Dream Act, lawmakers intended to allow certain students who are undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities. It was a recognition that these young people...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
After petitions sent three Maryland laws to voters this fall — the first such referendums in 20 years — state leaders said Tuesday that the process designed in the era before electronic signatures needs a fresh look.
"Our forefathers never...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:24 PM
For Martin O'Malley, the next 90 days will likely be the most important that remain in his tenure as Maryland's governor.
As the General Assembly opens its 2013 session Wednesday, O'Malley will be looking to cap a record that many people believe he...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Attention national media: You know Martin O'Malley, defender of the underdog. It's time to get to know Martin O'Malley, thug.
The Maryland governor, widely rumored to harbor presidential aspirations, canonized himself in the progressive movement for...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was in this first-in-the-nation caucus state Sunday to give the keynote address to hundreds at a Democratic barbecue — a role frequently reserved for likely presidential candidates.
The invitation, and decision to...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 11:27 AM
With Mitt Romney scheduled to address the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, Allentown City Council President Julio Guridy made the case Monday that Barack Obama is the better candidate for Latino voters.
Polls have shown Latino voters are...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:59 PM
A specter is haunting the Congressional Black Caucus, the specter of integration. It is discomforting enough that the now 43-member CBC has included a Republican since 2011, when Florida's Allen West became the first Republican to join the CBC since 1997....