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Poll: Baker still holds a lead in Dem. primary, but there’s room for movement

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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker still has the lead in the Democratic primary for governor, but there’s plenty of ground that can be made up by the other candidates, according to the newest Goucher Poll.

President Trump Still Plans to Eradicate Chesapeake Bay Program Funding Next Year

Maryland Ranks Low Among States Worth Spending Your Retirement In
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With the release of his full 2018 budget proposal, Donald Trump today made it clear he intends to keep his promise to make massive federal spending cuts next year. And despite plenty of pushback from Congress, the president still plans to do away with the $73 million set aside for the Chesapeake Bay Program, a 34-year-old bipartisan effort to clean up North America’s largest estuary.

Maryland’s Members of Congress Pushing for New FBI Headquarters with Funds Now Earmarked in Budget Bill

The aging FBI headquarters in D.C.

Buried within the language of a newly announced $1 trillion omnibus budget bill in Congress is a half-billion-dollar stipulation for a new FBI headquarters that could greatly benefit the State of Maryland.

Both of Maryland’s Senators Will Oppose Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

From left: Sen. Ben Cardin (D), Judge Neil Gorsuch and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D)

President Donald Trump’s nominee for an open seat on the Supreme Court will go before the U.S. Senate for confirmation within the week. Today, both of Maryland’s senators pledged they will not vote to let him in.

Amid Family Feud Over Henrietta Lacks Movie, Md. Congressmen Move to Honor Her with Official Resolution

Henrietta Lacks

Two Maryland senators and four representatives, all Democrats, have introduced a resolution in Congress to honor Henrietta Lacks, who for more than half a century went unrecognized for her posthumous contributions to medical research.

Senate Officially Confirms Former Hopkins Neurosurgeon Ben Carson as Housing Secretary


It actually happened, folks: A retired doctor with zero public policy or management experience is now the nation’s secretary of housing and urban development.

Surprise: Most Marylanders Disapprove of Trump’s First Month in Office, Poll Finds

Official portrait of President Donald Trump, via the White House

President Donald Trump isn’t making many inroads with residents of mostly blue Maryland after his first month in office, according to the most recent Goucher Poll.

Van Hollen Moves to Bring Harriet Tubman Statue to U.S. Capitol

Another statue of Harriet Tubman in Manhattan, via Wikimedia Commons

Maryland’s two U.S. senators have championed an effort to bring a statue of freedom fighter and late Maryland native Harriet Tubman into the U.S. Capitol.