Politics

Election 2014
4:48 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Rodwell To Retire At The End Of Her Term

State Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell (at the podium) being supported by her husband Gary Rodwell and State Sens. Catherine Pugh and Joan Carter-Conway as she announced her retirement from public office at the end of her term in January.
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State Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell announced Monday she is abandoning her re-election campaign and retiring from office at the end of her term in January.

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Politics
6:02 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

President Obama speaks during an April 7 visit to Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md. It was his fourth visit to Prince George's County in as many months.
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Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 1:11 am

Residents of Prince George's County, Md., might just get sick of hearing "Hail to the Chief." President Obama has visited this county to deliver policy addresses more than any other in his second term.

"Hello Maryland. It's good to see you," the president said enthusiastically in January at a Costco in Lanham, Md. "I love to get outside of the Beltway, even if it is just a few hundred feet away."

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Election 2014
4:50 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

On The Issues – GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar at a forum at Johns Hopkins University.
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Last week, Republican gubernatorial candidates Charles Lollar, Ron George, and David Craig participated in a forum at Johns Hopkins University. Larry Hogan, another GOP candidate, did not attend. They spoke on a range of policy issues. Here are some highlights:

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Election 2014
5:27 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor

Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor

Ten years ago, when she was serving on the Takoma Park City Council, Heather Mizeur helped to pass a resolution putting the city on record as supporting same-sex marriage. 

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Election 2014
5:08 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Boat-Rocker Faces Rough Seas In Quest For Governor’s Mansion

Atty. Gen. Doug Gansler
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Boat-Rocker Faces Rough Seas In Quest For Governor’s Mansion

  At a recent candidates’ forum at Morgan State University, moderators Micheline Bowman and Marsha Jews were only partway through their warm-up chatter when Doug Gansler suddenly burst on stage from behind the curtains.

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