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  • Dream Matchup

    When it comes to next year's fight for U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes' seat, political junkies are rooting for Mfume vs. Steele. According to this Sunday Sun story, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele said on Saturday morning, on WBAL Radio, that he's seriously...
  • News Hole

    Breaking News: Maryland's U.S. Attorney calls off federal investigation into City Council ethics lapses. Sounds like the right call here. Former U.S. Attorney Thomas DiBiagio and his fishing trips had been completely discredited as purely political...
  • Capitol Steps

    Cellular Division: It's a long way till next year's gubernatorial Democratic primary election, but Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan, realizing he's far behind in the polls, isn't letting that stop him from taking potshots at his main Democratic...
  • We Get Mail

    Thanks to Douglas Mowbray of Baltimore for sending us the new CARCETTI FOR MAYOR bumper sticker. We wish he'd sent us a little note of explanation along with the item, so we could say for certain who created the stickers, based on the fictional mayoral...
  • What a Wonderful World

    News From Elsewhere That's Probably News To You Many female legislators walked out of Kenya's parliament during recent debate over a bill to toughen penalties for sex crimes, when male representative Paddy Ahenda objected to the law. As part of his...
  • Dear Democrats,

    Hey, congratulations on the big win. Of course, it wasn't that huge of a win. That is, yeah, it was huge--huge for the party, which has kind of had the wind knocked out of it the past few years, and huge for the country, of course--but you just barely...
  • Campaign Constant: Enigmatic Perennial Candidate Charles U. Smith Launches Campaign For Council President

    YOU GOTTA BE IN IT TO WIN IT: This year Charles Ulysses Smith is embarking on his seventh campaign for political office. | Image by Frank Klein Waiting next to the copy machine in the post office on Fayette Street, Charles Ulysses Smith doesn't look...
  • And They're Off . . . Mebbe a Little Prematurely

    It may only be June, but it's never too late to start thinking about the upcoming election season, right? In case the January appointment of Mayor Sheila Dixon (taking the place of Martin O'Malley, who skipped out to become governor) fooled you into...
  • Newshole Isn't "Friends" With Anybody

    Among the hip politicians, getting a MySpace profile is de rigueur. Howard "Screamin'" Dean, the Democratic National Committee Chair, has one, as does California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (818 friends) and two rivals--Steve Westly (171 friends) and...
  • The Count: Sheila Dixon

    Incumbent mayors run for re-election in Baltimore the same way they do everywhere else: by using friends' money and resources to try to make magic happen. And it usually works. William Donald Schaefer in the 1970s and '80s had an unstoppable electoral...
  • Bob's Your Uncle: Veteran Pol Bob Curran Stumps For The 3rd District City Council Seat One More Time

    City Councilman Robert Curran | Image by Jefferson Jackson Steele Michael Hamilton | Image by Jefferson Jackson Steele If you live in the 3rd City Council District and don't know who Robert Curran is, you're either new to the neighborhood or out of touch...
  • Two for Two: One Democrat Steps Up To Challenge 2nd District's Self-Proclaimed "Old School" Councilman Nick D'Adamo

    Nicholas D'Adamo Jr. is still doing things the old way--answering constituent calls (up to 60 each day, he says), fighting for money for his district, trying to get a handle on crime. "I'm a nuts and bolts councilperson from the old school," says D'...