Election 2016 | Live from the Presidential Nominating Conventions

Capital News Service reporters are reporting live from the 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Maryland Delegates Consider the Role Maryland May Have in the Presidential Election

With the Democratic National Convention now history, Maryland delegates look ahead to November’s election and the role the state will play in the selection of the next president.

Maryland Delegates Feel Unified After Clinton’s Historic Speech at Democratic National Convention

They are three political women with roots in Maryland. Maryland senior Sen. Barbara Mikulski, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend look at the impact and role women will play in November’s presidential election.

Maryland Delegates Feel Unified After Clinton’s Historic Speech at Democratic National Convention

Maryland delegates for both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton said they felt optimistic and united coming out of the Democratic National Convention that closed Thursday night.

Bethesda Medal of Honor Winner Calls Hillary Clinton “Ready to Lead” in DNC Speech

Answering the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump’s criticisms of the Democratic Party on veterans’ issues, the last night of the Democratic National Convention featured a ringing endorsement of Hillary Clinton from retired Army Capt. Florent Groberg from Bethesda, a Medal of Honor recipient.

Maryland’s Youngest Delegates Say Millennial Voters Matter to Democratic Party

Despite their lack of years, millennial Maryland Democratic delegates said they brought a lot to the table at their party’s convention and will play an important role in the November election.

Creative Hats Help to Spread the Message at the DNC

At the Democratic National Convention, the political messages are everywhere -- including on top of delegates' heads.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Makes Pitch for Hillary Clinton

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who had been a challenger for the democratic presidential nomination, told DNC delegates that “it’s time to put a bully racist in his place and a tough woman in hers.”

Freddie Gray Legal Decision Makes Waves at DNC

The decision to drop all charges against officers in Freddie Gray’s death reverberated outside the Democratic National Convention Wednesday.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Rips Donald Trump as ‘Bully Racist’

Ex-presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday used some of the toughest language of the Democratic National Convention to tear into Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Martin "#O'Daddy" O'Malley's Speech at DNC Breaks Twitter

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, and Twitter became #NSFW. The Internet couldn't stop talking about how O'Malley is easy on the eyes.

Storify | #TheDNCin5Words Sends Love and Hate to Philly

The hashtag trended on Twitter Wednesday, asking people how they would describe the Democratic National Convention in five words.

Slideshow | Democratic National Convention Day Two

Bernie Sanders supporters staged a walkout to protest Hillary Clinton's nomination Tuesday.

Maryland Democrats Have Less Than Ideal Seats at Party Convention

At last week's Republican National Convention, Maryland's delegates had prime seats very close the podium. This week in Philadelphia, Maryland's Democratic delegates are not very close, even though the state is strongly Democratic.

Maryland's Senior Senator Nominates Hillary Clinton

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator in the U.S. Senate. had the honor of nominating the first Democratic woman candidate for president, Hillary Clinton.

Some Maryland Bernie Sanders Delegates Disagree with Decision to Walkout

Supporters of former democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, staged a walkout Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention immediately after the nomination of Hillary Clinton.

Maryland's Democratic Delegates Get Break from Tumultuous Convention

Maryland’s delegates to the Democratic convention headed to the Delaware River Tuesday to cool off and enjoy some free time away from the convention floor.

8 Photos That Prove Barbara Mikulski and Hillary Clinton are #SquadGoals

From Hillary Clinton’s time as First Lady, to the U.S. Senate and her campaigns for president, there has been one woman by her side: Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who formally nominated her for president at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski Leads Nomination of Hillary Clinton at Democratic Convention

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski on Tuesday formally nominated Hillary Clinton as the first female presidential candidate of a major party, declaring that the former secretary of state would “fight for the macro issues and those macaroni and cheese issues.”

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the ‘Little General in Pearls,’ Leaves Lasting Legacy

Known as a “little general in pearls,” a legendary Maryland lawmaker and just plain “Barb,” the country’s longest-serving female senator, Barbara Mikulski, is attending her last Democratic National Convention as a public official – and plans to go out with a bang.

Storify | Twitter Reacts Epically to Barbara Mikulski's Mention of "Macaroni and Cheese" Issues

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a true Maryland gem, said Hillary Clinton will "fight for the macro issues and the macaroni and cheese issues" in her nomination speech at the Democratic National Convention. And Twitter erupted.

Maryland Looms Large on DNC's First Day

Maryland officials figured heavily in the convention’s opening day, with speeches by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and former NAACP head Ben Jealous of Baltimore.

Slideshow | Democratic National Convention Day One

Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders headlined the first day of the 2016 Democratic convention.

5 Things We Learned about Maryland from the Democratic National Committee’s Leaked Emails

Here are the five most interesting things we found in the staff emails -- everything from disparaging remarks on a delightful town on the Eastern Shore to openly cheering for one candidate in Maryland’s contested Democratic Senate primary.

Bernie Sanders Delegates from Maryland Come to Terms with Hillary Clinton as Candidate

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ supporters in the Maryland delegation at the Democratic National Convention are following his lead in endorsing presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, even in the aftermath of leaked emails implicating high-level party officials in trying to influence the primary process in favor of Clinton.

Bernie Sanders’ Maryland Democratic Delegates Cheer Removal of DNC Chair

Bernie Sanders’ Maryland delegates cheered the removal of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chair of the Democratic party following leaked emails that show the party working to sandbag the Sanders campaign.

Storify | Maryland Democratic Delegate Sets Twitter on Fire

Dylan Goldberg, an at-large delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Columbia, tweeted up a storm during the Republican National Convention.

Maryland Leaders Take DNC Stage, Call for Party Unity on Tumultuous Day

Three prominent Marylanders -- former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer -- each preached party unity as featured speakers on the first night of the Democratic National Convention Monday.

Rehabbing Nation’s Infrastructure Could Unite Candidates’ Divergent Economic Plans

With big differences in economic policy separating the presidential candidates, leaving voters to sift through the speeches at the back-to-back political nominating conventions this month, one researcher said there’s common ground that could help boost wages, create jobs and close the socioeconomic status gap.

Rehabbing Nation’s Infrastructure Could Unite Candidates’ Divergent Economic Plans

With big differences in economic policy separating the presidential candidates, leaving voters to sift through the speeches at the back-to-back political nominating conventions this month, one researcher said there’s common ground that could help boost wages, create jobs and close the socioeconomic status gap.

Top Maryland Republicans Say GOP Convention About More than Trump

Two of Maryland's top Republican politicians reflect on this week's convention. Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich and Former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele discuss how the RNC was about more than just Donald Trump.

Maryland Democratic Convention Delegates Praise Clinton Choice of Kaine as VP, Even if Some Wanted Someone Else

Maryland’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention praised Hillary Clinton’s decision Friday to select Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., as her running mate -- even if some would have preferred a different person.

Hot Button Immigration Issue Sizzles on as GOP Convention Ends, Democratic Convention Convenes

Democrats and Republicans have two very different visions of how to deal with the thousands of foreign nationals who want to come to the U.S. every year and the millions of people who migrated here, some illegally.

Maryland Delegates Praise Trump’s GOP Acceptance Speech, Feel Invigorated

Moments after GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump finished his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, Maryland delegates reacted with universal praise and optimism about his chances against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Republican Party Schism Dominates Convention Talk After Cruz Fails to Endorse Trump

While Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was the headliner of the third night of the GOP convention, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse Donald Trump consumed the day-after conversations among the delegates from Maryland -- and every other state.

GOP Convention Souvenirs Range from T-shirts to Sunglasses to Bobbleheads

Donald Trump and Republican National Convention memorabilia has filled the mini-stores within Quicken Loans Arena and the sidewalks downtown.

Protest Group Builds Human Wall in Opposition to Trump Immigration Policies

A protest group built a human wall to draw attention to GOP nominee Donald Trump’s controversial anti-immigration policies.

Planned Parenthood Hands Out Anti-Trump Condoms

Planned Parenthood, the pro-choice group, shared their message outside of the Republican National Convention with a unique handout.

Brexit Leader Nigel Farage Visits Republican National Convention

Jason Lewis, a special reporter for Capital News Service from Bournemouth University in England, caught up with Brexit Leader Nigel Farage in Cleveland Wednesday.

Slideshow | Scenes from the GOP Convention, Day Three

Henry S. Twiggs, a member of Truckers for Trump from Alabama, set up a table to sell merchandise on West Superior Street in Cleveland.

Maryland Delegates Take Break from Convention to Visit Zoo, Elephants

CLEVELAND -- For a delegate, the third day of a convention can feel kind of like you’ve hit the wall.

Maryland Republican Party Members, Political Analysts Split Over Message of Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention met in Cleveland this week with the goal of projecting a platform of fiscal conservatism, strengthening national security and presenting an overall commitment to “Make America Great Again.”

Storify | Ben Carson "Lucifer" Speech Blows Up the Internet

Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson of Baltimore gave a speech at the Republican National Convention last night promoting Donald Trump that also managed to discuss Lucifer and community organizer Saul Alinsky.

Maryland Delegation Has Prime Seats at Republican National Convention

COLLEGE PARK - Maryland's delegation to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland is in the catbird seat, near the stage. They'll have a prime view of nominee Donald Trump's acceptance speech.

Baltimore Surgeon Ben Carson Invokes Lucifer in GOP Convention Speech

The message from the retired neurosurgeon was startling -- by electing presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the United States would be choosing a person “who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer.”

Delegates Catching All the Pokemon at the Republican National Convention

The ultimate prize at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland is the presidential nomination. A close second: Pikachu. The convention site is swarming with Pokemon, and some delegates are attempting to catch them all.

Maryland GOP Delegates Say Convention Floor Fight Not Anti-Trump

Maryland's delegates to the Republican National Convention said Monday's dramatic fight over rules on the convention floor was not anti-Donald Trump and its importance was inflated by the news media.

Maryland GOP Senate Candidate Backs Trump, But Skips His Convention

Gov. Larry Hogan isn’t the only high-profile Maryland Republican to take a rain check on the GOP’s national convention.

Controversial Baltimore Surgeon Ben Carson To Address GOP Convention

Dr. Ben Carson will take the stage at Quicken Loans Arena Tuesday night in support of his one-time competitor, Donald Trump, as he becomes the Republican nominee for that very job.

Storify | Twitter Explodes After Melania Trump Plagiarizes Speech

"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." -@MELANIATRUMP #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes

Slideshow | Day One of the RNC in Pictures

The first day of the Republican National Convention unfolded with a strong police presence, but relative calm.

Maryland GOP Delegation Discusses Convention Plans

Maryland's representatives to the Republican National Convention will help make Donald Trump the party's nominee. But Trump wasn't every delegate's first choice.

Maryland Republicans Seek Party Unity, Face Resistance as Trump’s Nomination Nears

As Donald Trump seems primed to accept the nomination as the GOP’s 2016 presidential candidate Wednesday at the Republican National Convention, party leaders are eying a problem: finding a way to coalesce the base around the controversial business mogul.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Shows Republicans How to Draw Support from Both Parties

In order to gain support in a strongly blue state — the second-most Democratic state in the nation, according to a 2015 Gallup poll — Republican Hogan has centered his efforts on fiscal policies while staying away from social issues.

Gov. Larry Hogan Among Prominent Republicans Skipping GOP Convention

While some prominent Republicans will reach for pierogies or Polish Boys in Cleveland next week, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will be reaching for Old Bay instead.

Maryland GOP Delegates Call Trump VP Pick a "Good Move"

Trump tweeted Pence’s selection on Friday, after postponing an official announcement in the wake of the terrorist attack in Nice, France.