LaRuby May Prepares to Join D.C. Council

LaRuby May and her supporters are basking in the glow of a tough, hard-won battle that earned May the right to succeed legendary Ward 8 champion, former Mayor Marion S. Barry.

LaRuby May Edges Trayon White in Ward 8 Election

LaRuby May, the Ward 8 candidate who stockpiled a massive war chest and who benefited from the support and campaign apparatus of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, appears to have won the city council seat by a razor-thin margin.

Ben Carson Announces Bid for GOP Presidential Nomination

Ben Carson, the famed former neurosurgeon that in recent years has become a conservative star, announced Monday he will run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination after widespread speculation.

Support for Donna Edwards Swells

One week after Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker endorsed her opponent Chris Van Hollen, county council members said they were standing behind Donna Edwards, lending their support to the congresswoman in the race for Maryland's senate.

Todd Coasts in Ward 4; Ward 8 Race too Close to Call

After months of an assortment of candidates slugging it out, the Ward 8 council race is going into overtime with only 152 votes out of 6,200 cast separating Trayon White and LaRuby May.

Ward 8 Election Could Hinge on Undecideds

One week before what many acknowledge is a critical election for Ward 8 and after months of campaigning, knocking on doors, chasing votes and getting out in front of prospective voters, there is still a chunk of Ward 8 residents ...

Barry Optimistic in Race for City Council

Marion C. Barry's name recognition has worked in his favor and against him in his bid to fill the District of Columbia Council seat once held by his deceased father, Marion S. Barry.

Ward 8 Candidates Make Final Push

For those who like a good tussle, the Ward 8 election campaign has morphed in its final round into the type of rough-and-tumble affair some observers relish.

Politicians, Residents Puzzled by Baker's Van Hollen Endorsement

The endorsement of Rep. Chris Van Hollen by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III surprised few, but still left area politicians and residents speculating about the timing of Baker’s support.

Ward 8 Hopefuls Band Together Against LaRuby May

LaRuby May's campaign machine has proved to be a juggernaut, but a group of candidates also vying for the Ward 8 seat on the D.C. Council are hoping to reset the election equation.

Ward 4 Residents Hear From Their Candidates

The race to replace former City Council member Muriel Bowser, who was elected to the mayor's office during the midterm elections, has been going on for months, but it began in earnest last week as residents poured into the Kingsbury ...

D.C. Pastor to Head DNC Convention Committee

D.C.'s Rev. Leah Daughtry has been tapped as chief executive officer of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee.

Vincent Gray Left Hanging after Machen Resignation

With U.S. Attorney Ron Machen Jr.'s announcement last week that he's leaving office — without returning an indictment or charges of any kind against former D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray — some are more convinced that Machen engaged in a ...

Candidates Doubling Down in Ward 8 Race

More and more, the Ward 8 council race is shaping up as the battle of the "bigs," "the middles" and the "littles" financially.

Maryland Senate, House Races Heat Up

Like musical chairs, there's a merry-go-round for Senate and House seats in Maryland after longtime senator Barbara Mikulski decided not to seek a sixth term in 2016 and after Rep. Donna Edwards announced she's bolting her chair in an attempt ...