Van Hollen leads push for difficult task: a Democratic Senate

WASHINGTON – Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen is chairman of the Democrats’ 2018 campaign to win back the majority in the Senate, and he has been under no illusions. “This cycle in the Senate is a very difficult political map…

Maryland’s Harris meets with Trump – perhaps over NIH post

WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, who reportedly is in the running to head the National Institutes of Health, met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York Wednesday. Harris, the lone Republican in Maryland’s congressional delegation, is also the only…

How Well Do Presidential Polls Predict Winners? Compare 2016 and 2008

With one year until the general election, Hillary Clinton holds a wide lead in the Democratic primary, just as she did in 2008. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley still sits at 3 percent and hopes he can make a name for himself in time for the Iowa caucus.

Candidates’ Religious Appeals May be Losing Sway with Voters

The 2012 presidential candidates are discussing their religiosity like never before, and an increasing number of voters don’t seem to like it.

With Republican Primary Race Undecided, Maryland Finally Matters

The Republican presidential primary has become a dog fight for delegates to the August convention, putting Maryland in an unfamiliar situation — it actually matters.

Gingrich Targets Gas Tax Increase During Maryland Visit

One week before the state’s primary elections, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich criticized Maryland lawmakers considering a statewide gas tax increase during a visit to Annapolis Tuesday morning.