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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 ...

U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen, Head of Gray Corruption Probe, Resigns

U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr., best known in D.C. for his ongoing corruption investigation of former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, announced his resignation Monday, saying he plans to return to private practice.

Anthony Brown to Vie for Donna Edwards' Congressional Seat

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who lost the November election for governor, said he make a bid to succeed U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, who's vying for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Barbara Mikulski Announces Retirement

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski has championed equal rights for all and equal pay for women, and she's alleviated discrimination against women in health care while spearheading a change in government regulations that previously forced elderly couples to spend all their ...

Donna Edwards to Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat: Report

Rep. Donna Edwards will announce Tuesday she is running for the Maryland Senate seat vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement, according to a Democratic congressional aide.

Blacks Still Underrepresented at All Levels of Politics

Although Blacks have made tremendous improvement in holding elected office since passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, they remain underrepresented at the federal, state and local levels, according to a report scheduled to be released Tuesday by the Joint ...

Md. Sen. Barbara Mikulski Won't Run for Sixth Term

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator in U.S. history, announced Monday she won't seek a sixth term during an event in Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood.

Top Lawyer Natalie Ludaway Named as D.C. Deputy AG

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Friday that he has named Leftwich & Ludaway LLC Managing Member Natalie Ludaway as his chief deputy attorney general.

Black Republican Trailblazers Honored

The third annual RNC Black Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, held at the Howard Theatre in Northwest on Feb. 11, featured some of the Republican Party's most celebrated Black members.

House Republicans Vote to Repeal Obamacare

Republicans in the House of Representatives have continued their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, despite soaring enrollment figures for year two and the growing confidence in the law by many Americans.

Obama Calls for Military Force against Islamic State

President Obama asked Congress Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State terrorist group, arguing that the militants could pose a threat to the U.S. homeland if their violent power grab goes unchecked.

State of the Union 2015: Obama Calls on GOP to Help Middle Class

In a State of the Union address that was perhaps his most energetic and optimistic — before a Congress dominated by Republican majorities for the first time in his presidency — President Barack Obama proclaimed the state of the union ...

Ward 8 Race: Crowded Field of Candidates

At last count, almost two dozen people have signaled their intention and filed to run for the seat of the late Ward 8 Council member Marion S. Barry Jr.

André Carson Tapped for House Intel Committee; Will Be 1st Muslim

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced this week during a closed-door caucus meeting that she would name the first Muslim lawmaker to the House's Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Ward 4 Council Race Wide Open

With the race to elect the next Ward 4 D.C. Council member well underway, it remains to be seen who among more than dozen prospective candidates will fill D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's old seat on April 28.