Millions of dollars raised In Maryland congressional races, but just a couple of real contests

Democratic incumbents in what are considered safe seats are using their fundraising power to support the party and its candidates elsewhere, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Leaked Supreme Court opinion on abortion law causes political uproar

Supporters of the Roe v. Wade ruling and opponents demonstrated for hours on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court – protests that certainly were loud enough for justices to hear in their offices.

Lawmakers and advocates see new tool against hate crimes as lynching becomes federal crime

Legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime was introduced and failed over 200 times in Congress, the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism reported in November.

Inaction on Title IX spans decades in Congress

Nearly 50 years after the passage of Title IX, the federal government still does not have an accurate way of knowing how many high schools and other secondary schools are in compliance with the statute.

With House seats up for grabs, calls for redistricting reform grow louder

Advocates for reform say the gerrymandering that district maps are undergoing this cycle is the worst they’ve seen. 

Biden taps Jackson to serve as first Black woman on Supreme Court

Jackson, 51, would fill the seat of Justice Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement in late January. Jackson previously worked as a law clerk for Breyer.

Maryland Democrats back Biden’s sanctions on Russia

After President Biden announced the first round of sanctions on Russia Tuesday after its latest invasion of Ukraine, some of Maryland’s lawmakers joined in support of the president’s actions.

In Maryland, Biden signs order affecting 200,000 workers in federal building contracts

The order would affect an estimated 200,000 workers by requiring federal construction contracts worth over $35 million to use project labor agreements, according to the White House.