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Eye on Annapolis

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Richard Cross, longtime GOP speechwriter, commentator, dies at 51


Richard Cross, a longtime Republican speechwriter and political commentator, has died. He was 51. A Baltimore police spokesman said officers arrived at his apartment Thursday and found him unresponsive and pronounced him dead. There was no immediate cause of death. ...

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Whatever it’s called, ‘Beg-a-thon’ still alive for Md. school officials

House Speaker Adrienne Jones.

A meeting Wednesday between the Board of Public Works and officials from school systems won’t be called “Beg-a-thon,” but it may look very similar to the sometimes contentious meeting legislative Democrats sought to end. Lawmakers believed they had ended the ...

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A positive Trump effect for Hogan?


As Maryland gets closer to the 2018 election, observers are watching to see how President Donald Trump will affect the re-election effort of Gov. Larry Hogan.

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Contempt ruling prompts Shea’s call for Schrader resignation

Jim Shea discusses his plan to run for governor at  The Daily Record offices. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A Democratic candidate for governor is calling for the resignation of Dennis Schrader following a hearing in which the state’s secretary of health and four other officials were held in contempt of court. Jim Shea, the former chair of Venable ...

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