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House passes election law overhaul in response to Jan. 6

Sep. 21, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed legislation to overhaul the rules for certifying the results of a presidential election as lawmakers accelerate their response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and Donald Trump’s failed attempt to remain in power. The bill, which is similar...

Manchin rails against 'revenge politics' on permit plan

Sep. 20, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called "revenge politics,'' as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat...

‘Wildest place in Maryland’ under threat from biking trails

Aug. 28, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

FRIENDSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A proposal to expand a network of biking and hiking trails through western Maryland has triggered intense opposition among hikers, whitewater rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts who might otherwise cheer the idea. And that’s because the project —...

Biden rallies for Democrats, slams 'semi-fascism' in GOP

Aug. 26, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden called on Democrats Thursday “to vote to literally save democracy once again” — and compared Republican ideology to “semi-fascism” — as he led a kickoff rally and a fundraiser in Maryland 75 days out from the midterm elections. ...

House approves bill to help West fight wildfires, drought

Jul. 29, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday approved wide-ranging legislation aimed at helping communities in the West cope with increasingly severe wildfires and drought — fueled by climate change — that have caused billions of dollars of damage to homes and businesses in recent years. ...

Biden hails economic bill amid signs of broad Dem support

Jul. 28, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hailed a nascent Democratic package of climate, health care and tax initiatives as “a giant step forward” for the country Thursday as congressional leaders began nailing down votes for a campaign-season bill they've cast as a boon for voters struggling...

Author Wes Moore wins Democratic race for Maryland governor

Jul. 22, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Bestselling author Wes Moore won the Democratic primary for Maryland governor on Friday, setting up a general election contest against Republican Dan Cox, a hard-line conservative endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Moore, the author of the book “The...

AP News Guide: A look at Maryland's primary elections

Jul. 20, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Both Republicans and Democrats have closely watched primaries for governor in Maryland this year. Here is a look at some of the other races in a big Maryland election year with open statewide offices, including attorney general and comptroller. All 188 seats in the Maryland...

Steny Hoyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Maryland's 5th Congressional District.

Jul. 19, 2022 21:47 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steny Hoyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Maryland's 5th Congressional District.

2022 midterms: What to watch in Maryland's primary elections

Jul. 18, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Republican race for Maryland governor in Tuesday's primary election pits a candidate backed by outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan against a rival endorsed by Donald Trump. It’s an early showdown on Hogan’s home turf as he weighs a 2024 White House bid,...