BPW OKs $106.6 million in school construction contracts, but grills officials on money management first; as 6th casino set to open, state to undertake study on gambling addiction in Maryland; preliminary medical marijuana licenses to be announced Aug. 15; joint effort aids in work to create oyster habitat for bay; in her final speech at the Dem confab, Sen. Mikulski urges women to “suit up” for Clinton for president; O’Malley says DNC was all in for Clinton, despite other Dems in the race; and Baltimore City mulls minimum wage hike to $15 an hour.
PHILADELPHIA -- Maryland delegates for both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton said they felt optimistic and united coming out of the Democratic National Convention that closed Thursday night. After a nomination acceptance speech from Clinton that made her the first woman to head a major political party’s ticket, many from the Maryland delegation emerged from the balloons and confetti saying they felt uplifted.
What many sources have termed the most critical speech of Hillary's life is here, but that implies more suspense than actually is the case. It is hard to abjectly fail in a speech wherein her opponent is not a sympathetic figure. On the other hand, she has to reconcile the image of someone who will be, as her husband implied, an agent of change while nurturing the support of a president whose legacy is not well served by Hillary's advocating significant change.
Despite their lack of years, millennial Maryland Democratic delegates said they brought a lot to the table at their party’s convention and will play an important role in the November election. With millennials making up approximately one-quarter of the American population, there has been a focus on the group during this year’s Democratic primary contest. And the youngest members of the Maryland delegation think the party is reaching out to them.
Ex-presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday used some of the toughest language of the Democratic National Convention to tear into Republican nominee Donald Trump. “It’s time to put a bully racist in his place, and it’s time to put a strong woman in hers -- the White House!” a shirt-sleeved O’Malley told the roaring delegates in the packed Wells Fargo Arena. His speech lasted less than five minutes.
Democrats at their national convention Tuesday night seemed more willing to mend fences to stop Donald Trump from becoming president than the Republicans are willing to make nice to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president.
Marylanders again had key roles at the Democratic National Convention, with Sen. Barbara Mikulski putting the name of Hillary Clinton in nomination Tuesday evening and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in her role as convention secretary taking the tally of the delegates that made Clinton the party’s official nominee.
From Hillary Clinton’s time as First Lady, to the U.S. Senate and her campaigns for president, there has been one woman by her side: Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who formally nominated her for president at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday. These eight photos show how much these 'BFFs' and pioneering politicians love hanging out together.
Bernie Sanders’ supporters in the Maryland delegation at the Democratic National Convention are following his lead in endorsing Hillary Clinton, even in the aftermath of leaked emails implicating high-level party officials in trying to influence the primary process in her favor. Plus a sidebar about DNC emails related to Maryland, and Martin O'Malley.
Three prominent Marylanders -- former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer -- each preached party unity as featured speakers on the first night of the Democratic National Convention Monday.
“Fear the Turtle” is the University of Maryland’s slogan for rallying support at Terrapin sports events. In Philadelphia this week, Maryland delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be using a different slogan to get them energized: “Fear The Donald!”