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The pink running shoes Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis wore during her filibuster against the late-term abortion ban quickly became a powerful symbol of the pro-choice movement.
A national movement to grant more teens the right to vote scored its first victory this week with the passage of legislation in Takoma Park, to lower the voting age in municipal elections to 16. But momentum continued Wednesday as advocates in Massachusetts spoke at the State House in favor of allowing 17-year-olds to vote.
The Rhode Island state Senate passed a gay-marriage bill Wednesday evening, bringing the state closer to becoming the 10th in the nation to recognize gay nuptials.
First lady Michelle Obama visited the Naval Academy and the State House in Annapolis Wednesday to bring national attention to a Maryland law aimed at helping veterans gain professional credentials.
Hundreds of gun-rights supporters who gathered Wednesday in Annapolis are now lined up to testify against a proposal by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday announced an Aug. 9 special session to discuss a proposed casino at National Harbor and allowing table games across the state.
The Court of Appeals of Maryland's opinion last month declaring pit bulls and pit bull mixes "inherently dangerous" has canine advocates and some state legislators furious.
One of the rituals of summer is the arrival of big-budget blockbuster films to your local neighborhood multiplex. Sequels are a huge source of revenue for Hollywood. Unfortunately, they are a big moneymaker for Maryland's ruling political establishment in Annapolis as well.
Ever since the Maryland General Assembly adjourned at midnight Monday without approving a set of tax and revenue increases, the question in political circles has been not if, but when, lawmakers will be called back to the State House to pass the legislation.
Newt Gingrich visited the state capital on Tuesday and slammed Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley for proposing an increase in the state's gas tax.
Gov. Martin O'Malley surprised Maryland lawmakers Wednesday by suggesting an increase in the state sales tax, jump-starting the 2012 General Assembly on what was expected to be a largely ceremonial first day.
Dozens of current and former state officials gathered Monday at the state capital to pay tribute to William Donald Schaefer, the former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor who died April 18 at age 89.
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William Donald Schaefer, the voluble and flamboyant former mayor and governor who towered over Maryland politics for four decades, died Monday night at his home at the Charlestown retirement community outside Baltimore.
Fans lined up four and five deep at spots Sunday to catch a glimpse of Connecticut's basketball team as it paraded through downtown to celebrate the program's third national title.