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2021-06-23 21:03:51
by Brock Blasdell
Tom Perez Launches Bid for Maryland Governor

Tom Perez, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced Wednesday that he is running for governor of Maryland,... Read More

Tom Perez, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced Wednesday that he is running for governor of Maryland, seeking to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Perez, who served as labor secretary for then-President Barack Obama and also... Read More

2021-04-13 13:18:38
by Tom Ramstack
Maryland Enacts Sweeping Reforms to Make Police More Accountable

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland's General Assembly on Saturday enacted the nation’s most sweeping police reform legislation to make officers more... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland's General Assembly on Saturday enacted the nation’s most sweeping police reform legislation to make officers more accountable to the public. The new rules place more restrictions on use of force and no-knock warrants. Other provisions require... Read More

2020-11-01 11:24:03
by TWN Staff
MD-07: Kweisi Mfume (D)

About Mfume: Rep. Kweisi Mfume  was born, raised and educated in the city of Baltimore. He attended Morgan State University... Read More

About Mfume: Rep. Kweisi Mfume  was born, raised and educated in the city of Baltimore. He attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md., where as an honors student he graduated magna cum laude. He later returned there to join the... Read More

Do Maryland Gov. Hogan's Recent Moves Foreshadow a 2024 Campaign for President?

Sitting in front of a digital backdrop of the Maryland State House, Gov. Larry Hogan looked into the camera and began talking about... Read More

Sitting in front of a digital backdrop of the Maryland State House, Gov. Larry Hogan looked into the camera and began talking about what he calls "broken politics in America." For months, the Republican governor has been honing his talking points about dysfunction... Read More

2020-07-06 14:03:19
by Tom Ramstack
Court Upholds Maryland’s Ban on Rapid Fire Gun Bump Stocks

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan won a judgment this week against gun rights advocates who wanted to overturn the state’s ban... Read More

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan won a judgment this week against gun rights advocates who wanted to overturn the state’s ban on bump stocks and other attachments. Bump stocks speed up the firing rate on semi-automatic weapons, turning them into the... Read More

Kweisi Mfume To Be Sworn in Tuesday as Maryland’s Newest Congressman

BALTIMORE — Twenty-four years after leaving the U.S. House, Baltimore Democrat Kweisi Mfume returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to... Read More

BALTIMORE — Twenty-four years after leaving the U.S. House, Baltimore Democrat Kweisi Mfume returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to be sworn in as Maryland’s newest congressman, succeeding his friend, the late Elijah Cummings. The swearing-in will occur on the... Read More

Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set

BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that a special primary election for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat... Read More

BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that a special primary election for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District would be held Feb. 4, with a special general election April 28. The announcement kicks... Read More

2019-08-21 18:19:03
by Tom Ramstack
Maryland Marijuana Case Sets Standard For Police Searches Of Crime Suspects

A ruling last week by Maryland’s highest court is likely to help redefine the criminal law of marijuana possession as... Read More

A ruling last week by Maryland’s highest court is likely to help redefine the criminal law of marijuana possession as states nationwide search for new legal standards. A unanimous Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that police who smell marijuana can... Read More

2019-07-10 19:48:58
by Dan McCue
Fourth Circuit Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Over Trump's D.C. Hotel

WASHINGTON - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to President Trump Wednesday, dismissing a lawsuit... Read More

WASHINGTON - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to President Trump Wednesday, dismissing a lawsuit claiming he's been illegally profiting from foreign and state government officials who stay at his luxury hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.... Read More

2019-06-27 16:58:34
by Dan McCue
Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts

WASHINGTON - Partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts, a divided U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

WASHINGTON - Partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, means that federal courts now will have no role in... Read More

2019-06-26 19:35:05
by Dan McCue
Census Case Sent Back to Lower Court Ahead of Supreme Court Decision

WASHINGTON - A lawsuit alleging that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census violates the rights of minorities has... Read More

WASHINGTON - A lawsuit alleging that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census violates the rights of minorities has been sent back to a federal court in Maryland just hours ahead of a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision... Read More

2019-05-03 20:37:21
by Dan McCue
Selflessness Makes History in Maryland As First African American and Woman Elected House Speaker

It had all the makings of a political disaster. The battle to replace the late Michael Busch as speaker of... Read More

It had all the makings of a political disaster. The battle to replace the late Michael Busch as speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates had come down to two candidates, both Democrats, but closed-door negotiations had produced no consensus... Read More

2019-03-20 21:34:55
by Dan McCue
Baltimore Sues To Force Second Jewel Of Triple Crown To Stay Put

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sued the owners of Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday in a bid to block them from... Read More

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sued the owners of Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday in a bid to block them from moving one of the city's signature sporting events, the Preakness Stakes, to another thoroughbred racing track in Maryland. Pugh, a... Read More

2019-01-02 02:46:06
by MD-06: David Trone (D)
MD-06: David Trone (D)

David Trone’s story is an American story. Born in Cheverly, Maryland, David’s mother was a teacher and his ... Read More

David Trone’s story is an American story. Born in Cheverly, Maryland, David’s mother was a teacher and his father was a salesman for Trans World Airlines (TWA). When David was 11, his dad moved the family to a... Read More

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