As new cases are reported, senators question government’s coronavirus response

WASHINGTON — As new cases of the coronavirus surfaced Tuesday, some Democratic senators questioned the pace and effectiveness of the federal government’s response to the outbreak of the disease. The immediate risk to the general public remains low, principal deputy…

Democratic presidential race sweeps close to Maryland ahead of Super Tuesday

The Democratic race for president is bumping up against Maryland, but even voters and political junkies in Virginia, a Super Tuesday state, aren’t seeing more than a trace of the political activity that consumed contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

Washington Bullpen podcast: “I had to stand up” – Politics and sports in the nation’s capital

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland — Ray Schoenke remembers driving through the night from Cleveland to Maryland to make it in time for the practice for Washington’s NFL team in the morning. It was 1966, and he had just been cut from the…

Election Guide: Meet field of 32 candidates seeking Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat

WASHINGTON — Nearly two months after Rep. Elijah Cummings’ death, 32 candidates — including his widow, a former staffer, and several state lawmakers — are competing in the packed race to fill his seat.   The longtime Baltimore congressman died Oct.…

GOP Gov. Hogan affirms support for Trump impeachment inquiry

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has shared his support for a Congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, saying at one point that the allegations are “troubling and disturbing.”

Maryland redistricting case to be heard in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on congressional district gerrymandering on March 26, including one from Maryland, which could have far-reaching implications on how future electoral maps are drawn. The justices could, for…

Cummings seeks answers on Trump administration’s response to drug crisis

Maryland 7th District Congressman Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, criticizes Trump administration’s response to the drug crisis during a hearing with the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Maryland voters maintain high approval of Hogan

Despite being in a largely Democratic state, Republican Governor Larry Hogan continues to get an overwhelming approval by Marylanders, according to the latest Gonzales Poll.

State House Democrats present 2019 General Assembly priorities

Maryland Senate and House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled their legislative agenda for the 2019 General Assembly. Among their top priorities: increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour and raising the age to 21 in order to buy tobacco products.

Union feeds 400 people furloughed during shutdown

The Amalgamated Transit Union offered free lunches for furloughed workers last week during the ongoing government shutdown. As the week went on, more people came for the free lunch, and by last Friday almost 400 people were fed in total.

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