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Gov. Larry Hogan (R – Md.) Will Not Run for U.S. Senate

The Story: Chris Van Hollen (D), one of Maryland's U.S. Senators, is up for re-election this year. The Republicans would love to defeat Van Hollen...
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Tom Perez Running for Governor of Maryland

The Story: Tom Perez (D), who was first the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and later the Secretary of Labor under President Barack Obama,...

Supreme Court Set to Again Weigh Voting Maps Warped by Politics

J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court returns to the subject of partisan gerrymandering on Tuesday, considering for a second time in two years whether drawing election maps to help the party in power can ever violate the Constitution. Last year’s cases, from Wisconsin and Maryland, raised the possibility that the court might decide, for the first time, that some election maps were so warped by politics that they crossed a constitutional line. On Tuesday, almost exactly a year after they last considered the Maryland case, the court will again hear arguments from Republican voters there who said their rights had been violated by a congressional district they said had been drawn to diminish their voting power. The court will also hear arguments in a second challenge, this one from North Carolina Democrats who said the state’s congressional map yielded a 10-to-3 Republican majority despite very close statewide vote counts. But Justice Kennedy’s replacement by Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh makes such an outcome less likely, election law experts said. But it has never struck down a voting map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Last year, after the Supreme Court returned the case to the United States District Court in Maryland, a three-judge panel of that court ruled for the challengers, barred state officials from conducting further congressional elections using the 2011 maps and ordered them to draw new ones. “Partisan gerrymandering is noxious, a cancer on our democracy,” he wrote. The ruling found that Republican legislators there had violated the Constitution by drawing the districts to hurt the electoral chances of Democratic candidates. In 2016, the court said, Republican congressional candidates won 53 percent of the statewide vote.

Electoral College talk a waste of time, says Dems’ 2020 hopeful Delaney

Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney thinks it's a waste of time for candidates to talk about the Electoral College. “I would love to get rid of the Electoral College because I don’t think it’s the right way -- but it’s not changing. Doing things that matter to the American people.” “Every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College,” said another Democratic White House hopeful, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in remarks Monday at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Delaney also addressed the topic of age, and the question of whether fellow candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., 77, and former Vice President Joseph Biden, 76, were too old to run, reacting to a column in The Washington Post asking if the two veteran politicians had waited too long to pursue the high office. “I don’t think people should be telling the American people that, you know, someone based on their age isn’t qualified to be the president. That’s up for the American people to decide,” Delaney, 55, told McCallum. “It’s crazy. Look, I’m a capitalist. “I believe in the power of capitalism, in its ability to create jobs and innovate, but I also believe in strong social programs.”

It’s a date: Gov. Larry Hogan to attend ‘Politics and Eggs’

According to the governor's office, Hogan has accepted an invitation to "Politics and Eggs," a breakfast series April 23 at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. "Marylanders should care because it's the first step in a very long line of steps to raising your national profile, and that's exactly what Gov. Hogan hopes to do with this trip to New Hampshire," Goucher College poll director Mileah Kromer said. "Politics and Eggs" is a big deal in the world of presidential election politics. New Hampshire's primary is first in the nation, and 2020 is just around the corner. The series is a must-stop for any politico even thinking about testing the waters. Is that the case for Hogan? "I think they reached out because they liked some of the things I was focusing on, but I understand the speculation," Hogan said Feb. 22. "This is an invitation-only event. "I think there is a group of Republicans that would very much like to see a different direction for the Republican Party, and they want to see what Larry Hogan is made of, and also, by inviting him to this event, it gives them an opportunity to reach out and touch him, to shake hands and to hear what he has to say firsthand."

John Delaney: Democratic Don Quixote or genuine American dreamer?

Who’s going to be our nominee in 2020 and how do we beat Trump is something every Democrat wants to talk about “I do think our election cycles are very long and I don’t think that’s great,” admits the affable Delaney. They don’t actually think they pick the president. Clinton entered the race a month later, followed in June by Trump’s now infamous descent on a Trump Tower escalator. “That would fundamentally change how the American people think about these issues and think about their leaders and think about common ground,” he says. Asked if Sanders or Warren can win the nomination, he replies carefully: “I think that someone who comes forth and wants to build a big tent party has a better chance of winning. Elizabeth Warren is running – here are 10 others who may seek the Democratic nomination Read more “If we as a Democratic party say we’re going to become the party the American people are looking for, which is a party that’s honest, civil, respectful, focusing on common ground, positive, optimistic and has big ideas about the future and welcomes progressives, centrists and disaffected Republicans, I think we’ll run the table in 2020. I tend to think that the American people in general and the Democratic party voters in particular make a deeper analysis of who they’re looking for. “You could have someone who’s an African American running for president who doesn’t stand for any of the things that the Democratic party stands for. I just don’t think the Democratic party is going to vote for someone because of the colour of their skin. They care about their vision for the future.”

The Politics Hour – December 14, 2018

The governments of both D.C. and Maryland are fighting to build a new stadium for Washington’s football team, but some Democrats in Congress don’t want the new facility to be built on federal land. We talk to journalist Jonathan O’Connell about it. Then we speak to Nancy Navarro, the Montgomery County Councilmember (D, District 4) who was recently elected Council President, about everything from the pushback in the County government to Governor Hogan’s plan to widen the Capital Beltway to her plans for improving early childhood education. Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we’re at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Produced by Mark Gunnery Guests Tom Sherwood, Resident Analyst; Contributing Writer for Washington City Paper; @tomsherwood Jonathan O’Connell, Reporter covering economic development and the Trump Organization for The Washington Post; @OConnellPostbiz Nancy Navarro, Montgomery County Council President; @nancy_navarro
Maryland shooting: Woman kills 3, shoots herself dead

Maryland shooting: Woman kills 3, shoots herself dead

Officials: 26-year-old temporary staffer killed at least three and wounded several others before shooting herself in the head; Peter Doocy reports from Aberdeen, Maryland. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as…
Maryland sheriff: Multiple wounded, multiple fatalities

Maryland sheriff: Multiple wounded, multiple fatalities

Harford County, Maryland sheriff says the lone suspect is in custody after a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and…
FBI crisis squad responds to shooting in Perryman, Maryland

FBI crisis squad responds to shooting in Perryman, Maryland

Law enforcement officials report multiple victims shot in industrial area near Aberdeen, Maryland. Get the latest updates on this story here: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as…