O’Malley on Raising Wages: We Need to Legalize the 11 Million Illegals
At tonight’s CNN presidential forum, Martin O’Malley unveiled a five point plan for creating jobs and raising wages: hike the minimum wage, create new rules mandating overtime pay, pass a new “equal pay” law, “make it easier for people to …
O’Malley: DNC Has ‘Rigged’ Primary Debates in Hillary’s Favor
Minneapolis — Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley effectively declared war on the Democratic establishment today, accusing a room full of liberal elites of having “rigged” the 2016 primary debates in favor of Hillary Clinton, his rival for the party’s presidential …
Planned Parenthood and ‘Black Lives Matter’ Divide Democrats
America’s two major political parties have a difficult task: amassing a 51-percent coalition in a nation that has always been — not just now, but from the beginning — regionally, religiously, racially, and ethnically diverse.
George W. Bush’s …
Martin O’Malley Blames ‘Brutal’ Immigration Enforcement Authorities for Sanctuary City Murder
Down in the polls and struggling to gain traction in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley began a whirlwind tour of Iowa Thursday by ignoring rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in favor …
Protesters, Technical Glitches Mar O’Malley Campaign Announcement
Martin O’Malley’s underdog presidential campaign got off to a rough start Saturday morning.
A video introduction intended to pump up the crowd waiting in the sweltering heat atop Baltimore’s Federal Hill didn’t work; the audio faded …
Martin O’Malley’s Populist Pandering Is Causing Him to Say Remarkably Stupid Things
Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren’s populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that …
An Awful Irony for an ‘Anti-Bullying’ Activist
Monday brims with bitter ironies. Newly released NFL running back Ray Rice, disgraced because of his brutal, unprovoked assault upon his then-fiancée in an elevator, was an outspoken activist against#…#bullying.
Here’s Rice attending the bill signing of Governor …
All of the Non-Michelle Speeches (Condensed Version)
Tomorrow’s Morning Jolt will feature quite a few thoughts on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. I think Michelle Obama gave about as persuasive a case as can be made for her husband’s reelection — primarily …
Sorry, O’Malley; Your Policies Will Get Other Governors Fired.
Over at Politico, the reelection of Gov. Martin O’Malley in Maryland is interpreted as a sign that raising taxes may not be as politically dangerous as many think.
Republicans relentlessly pounded Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley for raising income, …
It’s usually dangerous when an incumbent lawmaker sees the world differently than his constituents, but I figure the most damaging manifestation of this occurs when a politician insists that his constituents are doing fine and the constituents believe they …
Doesn’t It Feel a Little Early for Union Endorsements?
The National Education Association’s New Hampshire branch, the state’s largest education & public employee union, endorsed Hillary Clinton today, as well as the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry.
Some big unions have …
O’Malley to Trump: Please, Please, Please Pay Attention to Me!
In a desperate bid to remind Americans that he is running for president, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is trying to pick a fight with Donald Trump by holding a press event in front of Trump’s hotel in Las Vegas:
The Most Hilarious Thing to Happen in Presidential Politics . . .
. . . in the last few days is Martin O’Malley getting shouted down and having to apologize at the Netroots Nation conference for saying “all lives matter.” One wonders if O’Malley spends any time on the internet: Everyone knows you can’t tell …
As Expected as Summer Heat in North Carolina
Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, who wants the Democratic nomination for president, has announced that he has a debt-free college plan. Inside Higher Ed has the story here.
Of course, it will all be paid for by increasing taxes on “…
How Martin O’Malley Created Today’s Baltimore
Maryland Democrat and 2016 presidential aspirant Martin O’Malley called the Baltimore riots a “wake-up call” for the entire country. O’Malley was a fixture in Baltimore politics and government for 24 years before Baltimore exploded last week. Was he asleep during …
O’Malley Made a Mess of Maryland
Taxpayers abandoned his state in droves during his tenure as governor, but that’s not dampening the presidential aspirations of Martin O’Malley. In 2014, his final year in office as governor, Maryland had the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation. …
The Soft Underbelly of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Bid
You are likely to see a lot of stories like this one in the coming years, alleging previously unreported reckless sexual behavior on the part of Bill Clinton while he was in the White House. Some rivals of Hillary Clinton …
A Tale of Two Governors, Two States, and Two Parties
This morning the Republican Governors Association is chuckling over the newest sharp contrast between their chairman and the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association (and governor of a neighboring state).
Just days after Virginia governor Bob McDonnell announced a $544 million …
Obama’s Making a Campaign Stop In… Maryland? Really?
In a few hours, the Washington Post will release a new poll on Maryland’s governor’s race, which has seemed like a pretty close contest between Democrat incumbent Martin O’Malley and Republican former governor Bob Ehrlich. But there’…
Bob Ehrlich’s Got Some Money to Spend
I thought Robert Ehrlich, the once and perhaps future governor of Maryland, was supposed to get blown out this year in terms of fundraising.
Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) has raised $3.2 million this year for his comeback campaign, …