Supreme Court hears arguments on Texas abortion law Monday

With a more conservative court, pro-choice and pro-life activists are closely watching this case.

D.C. pro-choice march demands protection for women’s rights

Thousands rallied Saturday in Washington in support of reproductive rights as a response to a restrictive abortion bill passed in Texas and an upcoming Supreme Court challenge to a Mississippi law.

House pushes four bills to improve maternal health

WASHINGTON – House Democrats are pushing four bills to improve maternal health in an attempt to counter the country’s rising maternal mortality and morbidity rates. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the maternal mortality rate in the…

House Democrats introduce bill to combat voter suppression

On the eve of the 54th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches for civil rights, House Democrats introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at returning to the federal government the authority to protect voting rights in states with histories of discriminatory practices.

Hoyer slams Trump’s border emergency claims, says there’s no border crisis

WASHINGTON — With the threat of another government shutdown looming, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, took aim Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s claims of a border emergency, saying “there is no crisis.” “The bottom line he found is (the…

Maryland Democrats: Trump health care curbs could affect 260,000 in state

BALTIMORE – As many as 260,000 Maryland residents could see higher premiums or lose their health care coverage altogether because of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender under a new Trump administration legal strategy, state Democrats warned on Tuesday. Rep.…

GOP senator: Maryland one of three states most targeted by Russian ads in 2016

WASHINGTON – Heavily Democratic Maryland was one of the three states most targeted by Russian ads during the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, used the example in an…

Presidential election underscores Maryland’s wealth divide

By ZACHARY MELVIN and HANNAH LANG Capital News Service POTOMAC, Maryland — Upon arriving in Stevensville after crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, drivers will notice something peculiar. It will take some time to set in, but as they continue east…

Clinton, Trump Cruise to Victories in Maryland Primary

Networks project winners seconds after the polls closed

Affordable Care Act Leads to Higher Health Insurance Coverage in Maryland, Nationally

Almost two years after the Maryland Health Connection exchange launched Oct. 1, 2013, 92.1 percent of people in Maryland have health insurance coverage, up by three percent from a year ago, according to data released Wednesday morning.