Maryland lawmakers eulogize Bush as engaging statesman willing to compromise

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers mourned the loss of George Herbert Walker Bush Tuesday, commending the 41st president as a decent man who bravely served his country. Bush, 94, died Nov. 30 at his home in Houston. His body will lie…

Chesapeake farmers target runoff reduction, lawmakers seek conservation funds

MIDDLETOWN, Maryland — A gaggle of excitable white turkeys gobbled and clucked in their pen at Open Book Farm on a chilly afternoon in late October. Most days, the birds roamed free in one of the farm’s pastures, scratching and…

Supreme Court to hear Maryland gerrymandering case on Wednesday

It’s been years in coming and tomorrow, Maryland’s gerrymandering case that’s been making its way through the courts, ends up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Congressional lines were re-drawn between 2010 and 2011 by state legislative leaders–all Democrats. Soon after some residents of the state’s Sixth Congressional District filed suit. Opponents claimed that the congressional lines had been gerrymandered by the Democrats, violating their First Amendment rights and reducing the chances for a Republican to be elected from that district.

Maryland Democratic lawmakers press oversight of Trump administration

Since Donald Trump’s first week as president, Maryland Democratic lawmakers have been at the forefront of a widespread effort to hold the administration accountable for potentially illegal or unethical behavior, possible conflicts of interest, questionable travel practices, and contacts with Russians during and since last year’s presidential election.

Maryland lawmakers move to block Fort Detrick biolab shutdown

Lawmakers are fighting to preserve a long-standing research laboratory in Frederick, Maryland, after President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 eliminated the facility’s funding.

Montgomery County’s Indian immigrants feel the pull of politics

WASHINGTON – When Aruna Miller was a child, the discussions at her kitchen table almost never had to do with politics. As part of an immigrant family, “the conversation more revolved around how to try and assimilate yourself into the…

Most Maryland Democrats think Sessions should resign

WASHINGTON – Most Maryland Democrats are calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after failing to disclose to Congress conversations he had last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Sessions met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak…

Maryland comes up short at critical time for women politicians

WASHINGTON — After former Rep. Connie Morella was elected to the House in 1986, four out of 10 members of the Maryland congressional delegation were women. Today, the number of women in Maryland’s congressional delegation is down to two –…

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