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 ...

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.