A market-rattling federal default loomed and the partial government shutdown lingered on Monday, but a gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the nation’s most challenging short-term economic disputes.
Late Thursday night, President Obama cancels a planned trip to Asia, with no end to the government shutdown in sight.
The executive director of the Maryland Republican Party has resigned, leaving unexpectedly in the middle of a monthly leadership meeting.
Immigration advocates are swarming the country this month, trying to persuade House Republicans to pass a comprehensive overhaul. It was hard to tell at the town-hall meeting that second-term Republican Rep. Andy Harris held recently in this town northeast of Baltimore.
Charles Lollar, a Charles County businessman who described himself as tea party candidate when he ran for Congress in 2010, is planning to seek the Republican nomination for governor in Maryland.
The chairwoman of the Maryland Republican Party says a panel has been formed to explore the idea of allowing unaffiliated voters to participate in GOP primaries in the state.
Maryland Republicans are holding two news conferences to denounce tax, toll and fee increases.
Del. Ron George is scheduled to formally announce he is running for governor.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says “trickle-down politics” of the Republican party are primarily to blame for the nation’s economic troubles.
New financial disclosure reports show that Blaine Young leads all potential Republican candidates for Maryland governor in fundraising.
More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
While seven of Maryland’s eight U.S. representatives and both its U.S. senators are Democrats, a new analysis of the state’s political landscape shows that a slim majority of local elected officials are Republicans.