Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Martin O’Malley
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Sanders Is A Fighter, But Not In The Fray

The senator from Vermont, now running for president, is a lovable talker — but talk is almost all he’s ever done.

July 7, 2015
Martin O'Malley

‘White Racism,’ NRA Are To Blame For Lax Gun Rules, O’Malley Says

“If the thousands of young men killed by gun violence every year across America were young, poor and white — rather than young, poor and black — it is hard to imagine that our Congress would continue to block common-sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”

June 22, 2015
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The War On Woman: What ‘Royal Family’?

Misogynistic attacks on Hillary Clinton have been the norm for as long as she’s been in the public eye.

June 3, 2015
Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley begins stumping as an un-Hillary candidate.

Martin O’Malley, Former Maryland Governor, Announces Run For Presidency

At a Saturday morning rally in Federal Hill Park, Baltimore, Martin O’Malley formally announced his run for the presidency.

May 30, 2015
Martin O'Malley

7 Things You Should Know About Martin O’Malley

A guitar-playing, devout Irish Catholic who is in favor of abortion and gay marriage, abolishing the death penalty, and passed the DREAM Act. Meet Martin O’Malley.

May 29, 2015
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Endorse This: Martin O’Malley Strikes A Chord

Watch the soon-to-be presidential candidate channel the great Johnny Cash during a visit to a local guitar store in Maryland several years ago — but if he ever goes campaigning in Reno, make sure to keep a close eye on him.

May 29, 2015
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Martin O’Malley On The March From Baltimore

A native son of Maryland, O’Malley was the state’s liberal-leaning Democratic governor for eight years. But to me and many, he will always be the young, hard-charging mayor of Baltimore.

May 29, 2015
Martin O'Malley

O’Malley, If He Runs, Would Announce Candidacy In Baltimore

No Democrat is having a harder time moving away from the tough-on-crime ’90s than former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

May 4, 2015
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley delivered a keynote presentation at Canada 2020 on November 26, 2014 and sat down in conversation with Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. (Canada 2020/Flickr)

An Explosion Of Substance In The 2016 Democratic Race

It took a while but the 2016 Democratic Race finally sprung to life — in all its messy, exciting, and hopefully substantial glory.

April 30, 2015
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No Good Argument For Clinton Needing A Challenger

None of the complaints against Hillary Clinton amount to an argument against her winning the nomination. The stakes are simply too high.

April 21, 2015
Martin O'Malley

Possible Challengers Critique Hillary Clinton From The Sidelines

They’re not in it to win it themselves — not yet, at least — but possible Democratic primary challengers to Hillary Clinton had plenty to say on Sunday about the newly announced presidential candidate.

April 20, 2015
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley delivered a keynote presentation at Canada 2020 on November 26, 2014 and sat down in conversation with Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. (Canada 2020/Flickr)

How Hillary Clinton’s Rivals Could Make A Difference

Even if they can’t beat Clinton, the Democrats’ single-digit strivers could do a lot to damage her eventual opponent.

March 12, 2015
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Clinton And 2016 Raise Other Questions Beyond ‘Will She Or Won’t She?’

Democratic insiders worry that Hillary Clinton could face pressure from both liberals and centrists.

January 1, 2015
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Maryland Governor To Commute State’s Last Death Sentences

Before he leaves office, Martin O’Malley is ending the death penalty in Maryland.

December 31, 2014
Jim Webb

The Democratic Presidential Race Might Be Fun After All

Hillary Clinton is still the overwhelming favorite — but an interesting debate is gathering on her left.

September 25, 2014
Martin O'Malley

Maryland Governor Defends Position On Immigrant Children, Shelter In His State

By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley came under fire Wednesday for advocating for thousands of children entering the U.S. illegally while simultaneously trying to waive the White House off a potential shelter in Westminster, Md. CNN and others reported that O’Malley spoke Friday with White House adviser Cecilia Munoz […]

July 16, 2014
Martin O'Malley

Martin O’Malley Warms Up In Iowa For Possible Democratic Run In 2016

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times DES MOINES, Iowa — The visit had all the trappings of a full-fledged presidential campaign: a speech at the state Democratic convention, a pep talk to door-knocking volunteers, breakfast with labor leaders, appearances alongside the party’s candidate for governor. The only thing absent was a formal announcement by Martin […]

July 14, 2014
Hillary Clinton

What If Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Run?

Washington (AFP) – Hillary Clinton’s book launch looks undeniably like the prelude to a presidential campaign, but despite growing buzz, Democrats are scraping together Plans B, C and D in case she doesn’t run. The former secretary of state has criss-crossed the country on a speaking tour. Political action committees have raised millions for her. […]

June 13, 2014
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Maryland Looks To Connecticut As Health Care Exchange Model

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Maryland will likely dump all or part of the state’s health insurance exchange website and adopt Connecticut’s system, a move that could make it the first state to abandon a dysfunctional site. Officials with Maryland’s exchange plan to turn to the “Connecticut solution,” which was developed largely by […]

March 14, 2014
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Maryland Terminates Contract With Health Exchange Firm

By Erin Cox and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Maryland has terminated its contracts with the company hired to build and operate the state’s online health exchange, which has been riddled with problems since its launch in October. The board overseeing the exchange voted Sunday night to sever ties with Noridian Healthcare Solutions, […]

February 25, 2014
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Epic Fail: Where Four State Health Exchanges Went Wrong

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Much has been written (and will continue to be written) about the spectacular failure of health insurance exchanges in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland — all blue states that support the Affordable Care Act. All were woefully unprepared for their Oct. 1 launch, and unlike HealthCare.gov, the federal marketplace, they are […]

February 6, 2014
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