Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Announces Unexpected US Senate Run Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Announces Unexpected US Senate Run
Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Announces Unexpected US Senate Run Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is vowing to put partisanship aside and "to fix our broken politics" as he throws his hat into the ring with a run for a US Senate seat. The Republican announced a bid to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin on Friday in a video released on social media, where he said that he is "exhausted like the majority of Marylanders (and) fed up with politics as usual."  "For eight years we proved the toxic politics that divide our nation need not divide our state," he said. "We've overcome unprecedented challenges ... And we did it by finding common ground…
Marilyn Mosby Guilty Of Mortgage Fraud Charge, Acquitted Of Other In Maryland, Feds Say Marilyn Mosby Guilty Of Mortgage Fraud Charge, Acquitted Of Other In Maryland, Feds Say
Marilyn Mosby Guilty Of Mortgage Fraud Charge, Acquitted Of Other In Maryland, Feds Say Embattled former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been convicted of making a false mortgage application while she was in office in connection to the purchase of a condo in Florida - though she was acquitted of other offenses. The 44-year-old politician is facing prison time following a lengthy, well-documented trial that led to her conviction, which was announced by a jury on Tuesday afternoon following hours of deliberation.  Prosecutors said that evidence presented at trial showed that in February 2021, Mosby made a false statement in an application for a $428,4…
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster Well, that didn’t take long. Now-former New York Rep. George Santos has been all but erased from the halls of Congress following his historic expulsion from office on Friday, Dec. 1. The disgraced Long Island Republican – whose former 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens – made a hasty exit from the House chamber once it was clear that the required two-thirds majority had been secured to seal his ouster. Earlier Report: US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote He did not address the throng of reporters who followed him to a waiting car, though CNN …
Virginia State University To Be First HBCU To Host Presidential Debate Virginia State University To Be First HBCU To Host Presidential Debate
Virginia State University To Be First HBCU To Host Presidential Debate The road to one of the most significant presidential elections in history is going through the DMV region.  Virginia State University (VSU) has been chosen to host the second of three planned 2024 Presidential Debates, making it the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to hold the event, officials announced. "We are honored and grateful to have been chosen as a host for a 2024 Presidential Debate,” VSU President Dr. Makola Abdullah said. “This is a historic moment for our university and for HBCUs nationwide.  "Our university mantra is 'Greater Happens Here,' and …
State Department Official From Maryland Resigns Over Biden's Support For Israel State Department Official From Maryland Resigns Over Biden's Support For Israel
State Department Official From Maryland Resigns Over Biden's Support For Israel Senior US State Department official Josh Paul has stepped down from his position amid President Joe Biden's response to the Israel-Hamas conflict overseas, he says. After more than 11 years with the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM), Paul announced his resignation in an open letter on LinkedIn, citing a promise the Maryland native made to himself that conflicts with the current regime's handling of the ongoing war.   Paul said that he is leaving his position because "in our current course with regards to the continued - indeed, expanded and expedited - provision of lethal …
Playboy Drops Maryland Porn Star Mia Khalifa After Requests For Better Footage Of Hamas Attacks Playboy Drops Maryland Porn Star Mia Khalifa After Requests For Better Footage Of Hamas Attacks
Playboy Drops Maryland Porn Star Mia Khalifa After Requests For Better Footage Of Hamas Attacks Mia Khalifa, the former porn star who came to prominence for wearing a hijab during an adult film, has some things to say about the Israel-Gaza conflict. And it's costing her. The 30-year-old Lebanese-American media personality who grew up in Montgomery County and went to school at the Massanutten Military Academy in Virginia, has been dropped by Playboy following a string of social media posts expressing support for Palestinians amid the Hamas attacks on Israel. I just wanna make sure there’s 4k footage of my people breaking down the walls of the open air prison they’ve been forced out…
Black Belt Congressman Got His Sushi Dinner Back After Being Carjacked In DC Black Belt Congressman Got His Sushi Dinner Back After Being Carjacked In DC
Black Belt Congressman Got His Sushi Dinner Back After Being Carjacked In DC He's just happy he got his dinner back. US Capitol Police are on the hunt for three suspects who carjacked Congressman Henry Cuellar outside his home near the Capitol on Monday night. Cuellar endured a terrifying ordeal outside his DC home in the Navy Yard neighborhood, when three men — at least two of whom were armed — approached him and demanded that he hand over his car keys. All three were wearing masks, according to investigators, and they were wearing black clothing.  "(The suspects) swarmed (his) vehicle, pointed firearms in his face and demanded the key's to the car," he reported…
Republicans Slam Mask Mandate For Kindergarteners Amid Maryland Classroom COVID Outbreak Republicans Slam Mask Mandate For Kindergarteners Amid Maryland Classroom COVID Outbreak
Republicans Slam Mask Mandate For Kindergarteners Amid Maryland Classroom COVID Outbreak Some elected officials are coming after a Maryland school district that is taking precautions after several Kindergarteners tested positive for COVID-19 in Montgomery County. The Rosemary Hills Elementary School in Silver Spring issued an alert about precautions that are being put in place after several people tested positive for the virus in the past 10 days. In response, the district announced that additional KN95 masks were distributed to students and staff in certain classes, which will be required through at least Friday, Sept. 15, except while eating or drinking. Masks will then aga…
'I'm Sorry': MD Councilwoman Issues Apology For Comment On Muslim Families During Meeting 'I'm Sorry': MD Councilwoman Issues Apology For Comment On Muslim Families During Meeting
'I'm Sorry': MD Councilwoman Issues Apology For Comment On Muslim Families During Meeting An elected official in Maryland is backtracking after making insensitive and inflammatory comments about Muslim families during a recent Board of Education Meeting. Earlier this month, a heated conversation came to a head when Montgomery County Councilmember Kristin Mink was a guest speaker during a discussion about parents being permitted to opt their children out of certain LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum. During that meeting, things went awry for Mink, who reportedly made a comment lumping Muslim families in with white supremacists and “outright bigots.” “Over the past several months, Musl…
High Hopes: DC Congresswoman Wants Marijuana Display In US Botanic Garden High Hopes: DC Congresswoman Wants Marijuana Display In US Botanic Garden
High Hopes: DC Congresswoman Wants Marijuana Display In US Botanic Garden A DC Congresswoman is being blunt about things with her colleagues: she wants the United States Botanic Garden to feature a marijuana display. With cannabis slowly reaching legal status in more states, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said that it could provide an educational opportunity to display different plants at the garden in the Capitol. Currently, 22 states and Washington, DC have legalized recreational marijuana. Norton’s call to the House comes on the heels of the Botanic Garden beginning to display hemp for the first time, a move the Congresswoman previously supported. 
“As …
Former Mayor Indicted On 80 Child Porn Charges By Grand Jury In Maryland Former Mayor Indicted On 80 Child Porn Charges By Grand Jury In Maryland
Former Mayor Indicted On 80 Child Porn Charges By Grand Jury In Maryland Embattled College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn is facing even more charges than originally expected after being indicted on a total of 80 child pornography charges by a grand jury, officials announced. In early March, Wojahn was arrested and resigned from his position in shame after he was charged with 56 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography by the Prince George's County Police Department's Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse - Internet Crimes Against Child Unit. This week, a grand jury returned an indictment charging the former politician with 80 charges, 40 each …
Mayor In Maryland Busted On 56 Porn Charges, Resigns Amid Controversy Mayor In Maryland Busted On 56 Porn Charges, Resigns Amid Controversy
Mayor In Maryland Busted On 56 Porn Charges, Resigns Amid Controversy College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn has stepped down in Maryland as he was hit by dozens of child pornography charges by the Prince George’s County Police Department. The 47-year-old politician announced his resignation after he was charged with 56 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography by the department’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse - Internet Crimes Against Child Unit, authorities announced. Police say that on Friday, Feb. 17, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) advised the department that a social media account operating in the county was…
Family, Famous Friends Highlight Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's Historic Inauguration Day Family, Famous Friends Highlight Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's Historic Inauguration Day
Family, Famous Friends Highlight Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's Historic Inauguration Day There was no shortage of familiar faces in Annapolis on Wednesday afternoon as Maryland welcomed Wes Moore as the state's 63rd governor. In a fitting ceremony, Moore, who is also the state's first African American governor, was sworn into office on abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ bible before being welcomed to the podium on the steps of the Maryland State House by none other than Oprah Winfrey. New Gov. Wes Moore's march to the state house in Annapolis.@iamwesmoore “I met Wes for the first time in 2010 … I interviewed him for his best-selling book. I was so impressed by his integrity …
Trump-Appointed Former US Attorney For Maryland Named Special Counsel Investigating Biden Docs Trump-Appointed Former US Attorney For Maryland Named Special Counsel Investigating Biden Docs
Trump-Appointed Former US Attorney For Maryland Named Special Counsel Investigating Biden Docs Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a familiar face for Marylanders as a special counsel to investigate the handling of classified documents that were found at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home and a Washington office. Robert Hur, the former US Attorney for Maryland who left office in 2021, will be tasked with conducting the inquiry into the handling of the materials after the White House confirmed that his private attorneys found a "small number" of classified documents. “I will conduct the assigned investigation with fair, impartial, and dispassionate judgment. I intend to f…
House Passes Legislation To Remove Maryland Native Roger Taney Bust From US Capitol House Passes Legislation To Remove Maryland Native Roger Taney Bust From US Capitol
House Passes Legislation To Remove Maryland Native Roger Taney Bust From US Capitol Federal officials are one step closer to removing the bust of a US Supreme Court justice with ties to Southern Maryland who found himself on the wrong side of history. The House passed legislation this week to remove the bust of Calvert County native Roger B. Taney, the nation’s fifth chief justice, former Attorney General of Maryland, and controversial Democratic lawmaker most known for writing the now-infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision that ruled African Americans were not citizens. "While the removal of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney's bust from the Capitol does not relieve the Congres…
Maryland Gov. Elect Wes Moore Talks Patriotism, Service Overseas On 'The Daily Show' Maryland Gov. Elect Wes Moore Talks Patriotism, Service Overseas On 'The Daily Show'
Maryland Gov. Elect Wes Moore Talks Patriotism, Service Overseas On 'The Daily Show' Maryland Gov. Elect Wes Moore took to prime time this week to explain what patriotism means to him as the country continues to be divided between parties. Moore, a Democrat, was a guest star on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah, where the pair mused about his unlikely election victory in a state that traditionally leans toward the other side of the aisle. Last night I sat down with @TrevorNoah on @TheDailyShow to discuss our movement that reached every corner of Maryland and my thoughts on patriotism.I’ve seen real patriotism when I served in Afghanistan and from my own family. No one …
Maryland Native Nancy Pelosi Announces She's Stepping Away From Leadership Post Maryland Native Nancy Pelosi Announces She's Stepping Away From Leadership Post
Maryland Native Nancy Pelosi Announces She's Stepping Away From Leadership Post Maryland native and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has announced she is stepping down from her historic role. The third in line to the presidency made history as the first female Speaker of the House, leading House Democrats for two decades. During a speech on Thursday, Nov. 17, Pelosi did not tell reporters who she would support to succeed her. Many Democrats have announced support endorsing New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, 52, succeed Pelosi in the Nov. 30 election.  Several political leaders around the country have expressed thanks to Pelosi after her history-breaking run as Speaker o…
Seeing Red: Election Results Have Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Mulling 2024 Options: Report Seeing Red: Election Results Have Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Mulling 2024 Options: Report
Seeing Red: Election Results Have Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Mulling 2024 Options: Report The “Red Wave” turned “Red Whimper” during the midterm elections on Tuesday has outgoing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reconsidering his options when it comes to the 2024 presidential election, according to a CBS report. In an exclusive interview with CBS on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the moderate Republican governor said that the results of Tuesday's elections may have spurred him to reconsider a run for the Oval Office now that more candidates in his own party are becoming less radical. A vociferous critic of former President Donald Trump - much to the consternation of his party-mates - Hogan told CB…
Maryland Republican Hopeful Dan Cox Points Finger At Hogan, Praises Trump In Concession Speech Maryland Republican Hopeful Dan Cox Points Finger At Hogan, Praises Trump In Concession Speech
Maryland Republican Hopeful Dan Cox Points Finger At Hogan, Praises Trump In Concession Speech Republican gubernatorial hopeful Dan Cox pointed the finger at anyone but himself after his defeat to Democratic Gov.-Elect Wes Moore on Tuesday at the polls in a lengthy concession statement. It took more than 12 hours, but Cox finally called Moore on Wednesday, Nov. 9, after receiving less than 40 percent of the vote in the governor's race, though he took outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan, a fellow Republican, to task while touting embattled former President Donald Trump. “President Trump is an American hero who stands for our America First values, and someone I want to personally thank for his …
Democrat Wes Moore Becomes First Black Governor In Maryland History, AP Reports Democrat Wes Moore Becomes First Black Governor In Maryland History, AP Reports
Democrat Wes Moore Becomes First Black Governor In Maryland History, AP Reports Democrat Wes Moore has reportedly made history, becoming Maryland's first Black governor after taking down Republican Dan Cox to replace outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan. The Associated Press reportedly shortly after polls closed in Maryland on Tuesday, Nov. 8 that Moore, 44, was on pace to win, despite only 1 percent of municipalities reporting. It is not lost on me that I’ve made some history here tonight, too.But I also know I'm not the first one to try.This is just more proof that progress is possible in Maryland. And I am humbled to be a part of this legacy. — Wes Moore for Maryland Gove…
Election Day 2022: Governor's Seat, Marijuana Among Top Items On Ballot In Maryland Election Day 2022: Governor's Seat, Marijuana Among Top Items On Ballot In Maryland
Election Day 2022: Governor's Seat, Marijuana Among Top Items On Ballot In Maryland The polls are open for the 2022 midterm elections, and Maryland voters will have several key decisions to make on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The gubernatorial race between Republican Dan Cox and Democrat Wes Moore to replace outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan highlights the 2023 ballot, though voters will also determine whether or not the state becomes the latest to legalize marijuana for adults. Hogan, a Republican, is being forced out of office due to term limit laws, refused to endorse a candidate, but Moore has the backing of former President Barack Obama and was the final Democrat current President Joe…
President Joe Biden To Visit Maryland On Eve Of Election Day President Joe Biden To Visit Maryland On Eve Of Election Day
President Joe Biden To Visit Maryland On Eve Of Election Day President Joe Biden is expected to be back in Maryland on the eve of Election Day to rally Democrats before the pivotal vote. Along with other top members of the party, Biden will reportedly travel to Columbia in Maryland on Monday, Nov. 7 to participate in a rally for the Democratic National Committee. Related story - Here's What We Know About President Joe Biden's Upcoming Trip To Maryland First Lady Jill Biden is also expected to be in Virginia this week in support of US Rep. Jennifer Wexton. No specific details about his latest visit have been released by the White House.
Officials Criticize 'Self-Serving' Prior Prosecutors After Adnan Syed Evidence Leak Officials Criticize 'Self-Serving' Prior Prosecutors After Adnan Syed Evidence Leak
Officials Criticize 'Self-Serving' Prior Prosecutors After Adnan Syed Evidence Leak The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office has released a statement accusing prior prosecutors in the case against Adnan Syed of further traumatizing Syed and victim Hae Min Lee's family after case evidence was leaked. The State's Attorney's Office claims that prior prosecutor, Kevin Urick "severely mishandled" the case and is trying "to save face" after Syed was released from prison and charges were dropped against him. Syed's release made national headlines after prosecutors argued that critical evidence was withheld from Syed's defense team at the time of the trial over 20 years ago.&nb…
Baltimore City Council President Aide Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges, Gets Off With Probation Baltimore City Council President Aide Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges, Gets Off With Probation
Baltimore City Council President Aide Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges, Gets Off With Probation An aide to City Council President Nick Mosby received probation before judgement after pleading guilty to handgun charges in Baltimore County, reports WBFF. Jade Johnson faced drug and gun charges after a traffic stop for tinted windows on June 6, continues the outlet. Johnson's probation before judgment situation will see her on probation for a span of one year. Probation before judgement means that the defendant has not been found guilty and has not been convicted of a crime. Johnson had been hired by the City in 2021. To read the full story by WBFF, click here.
Vice President Kamala Harris To Campaign For Wes Moore In Maryland As Election Approaches Vice President Kamala Harris To Campaign For Wes Moore In Maryland As Election Approaches
Vice President Kamala Harris To Campaign For Wes Moore In Maryland As Election Approaches Some of the nation's top Democrats keep coming forward in support of Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Wes Moore. Fresh on the heels of former President Barack Obama’s endorsement of Moore’s run, current Vice President Kamala Harris will be back in Baltimore this weekend at a grassroots event to support his candidacy. The event is scheduled to run from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Cahill Recreation Center on Clifton Avenue. I’m excited to invite you to join our democratic ticket, @KamalaHarris, and me in Baltimore on Saturday to get out the vote!This is our time. If …
Capitol Breacher From Virginia Who Damaged Senator's Office During Jan. 6 Riot Apprehended: DOJ Capitol Breacher From Virginia Who Damaged Senator's Office During Jan. 6 Riot Apprehended: DOJ
Capitol Breacher From Virginia Who Damaged Senator's Office During Jan. 6 Riot Apprehended: DOJ A 21-year-old Virginia man who breached the capitol and damaged a senator's office during the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection has been taken into custody, federal authorities said. Henos Woldemichael, of Burke, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 26 in DC and charged with interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder, and related misdemeanor offenses after participating in the riot that “disrupted a joint session of the US Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election," according to the Department of Justice.…
Veteran Maryland Administrator Tabbed As New Prince William County Executive Veteran Maryland Administrator Tabbed As New Prince William County Executive
Veteran Maryland Administrator Tabbed As New Prince William County Executive A veteran Maryland administrator has been tabbed as Prince William County's newest county executive. Christopher Shorter, who has more than 18 years of experience in local government operations, will start his role on Jan. 3, 2023. As Prince William County Executive, Shorter will oversee and manage a workforce of more than 6,200 full-and part-time permanent employees. Most recently, Shorter has spent the last two years as City Administrator with the Baltimore City government. Before joining Baltimore City, Shorter served as Assistant City Manager for Health Environment, Culture, and …
'Wes Moore Is The Leader Maryland Needs' Obama Says In New Endorsement For Potential Governor 'Wes Moore Is The Leader Maryland Needs' Obama Says In New Endorsement For Potential Governor
'Wes Moore Is The Leader Maryland Needs' Obama Says In New Endorsement For Potential Governor Democratic Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Wes Moore got a ringing endorsement from one of the country’s most popular political figures. Former President Barack Obama endorsed Moore in a 30-second video that was released on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in advance of the November elections where he is heavily favored to topple Republican Dan Cox to replace current Gov. Larry Hogan. President @BarackObama embodies leadership and service. I am truly humbled to have his endorsement.Early voting starts Thursday and election day is just 14 days away. Maryland, let’s vote like our future depends on it – be…
Hogan Tabs Lt. Gov. Rutherford To Oversee Maryland Gubernatorial Transition Hogan Tabs Lt. Gov. Rutherford To Oversee Maryland Gubernatorial Transition
Hogan Tabs Lt. Gov. Rutherford To Oversee Maryland Gubernatorial Transition Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford will oversee the gubernatorial transition for the State of Maryland, and serve as chief liaison to the incoming administration following the upcoming November election. “We are fully committed to a smooth, orderly transition in Maryland and look forward to working closely with the incoming administration,” said Governor Hogan. “Whoever is elected will inherit a strong recovery, record fiscal reserves, and a Maryland truly changed for the better.” To prepare for the transition, the lieutenant governor has tasked…
Deputy DC Mayor Resigns Week After Gold's Gym Assault, Reports Say Deputy DC Mayor Resigns Week After Gold's Gym Assault, Reports Say
Deputy DC Mayor Resigns Week After Gold's Gym Assault, Reports Say DC Deputy Mayor Chris Geldart has resigned amid an investigation into an alleged assault outside a Virginia gym over a car door ding, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Wednesday, Oct. 12.  Geldart, 53, who serves as deputy mayor for public safety and justice in DC, was accused of assault and battery last week, according to the Arlington Police Department. Bowser stated that Kevin Donahue, who has previously served as Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, will assume leadership of the Deputy Mayor's Office until a new candidate is tabbed for the position. "I'm saddened to say that I have acce…
Captiol Police Investigating 'Concerning' Letter Sent To Leader Of Jan. 6 Committee In DC Captiol Police Investigating 'Concerning' Letter Sent To Leader Of Jan. 6 Committee In DC
Captiol Police Investigating 'Concerning' Letter Sent To Leader Of Jan. 6 Committee In DC Some alarm bells were sounding in the heads of Secret Service members when a suspicious package was located near the office of US Congressman Bernie Thompson, who is the leader of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Insurrection at the capital. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, police were called to the Rayburn House Office Building to investigate a suspicious letter filled with “concerning language,” though the package was ultimately screened and Capitol Police say that there were no dangerous substances inside. 1) This afternoon Congressional staff inside the Rayburn House Office Building repo…