Karen Hosler

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10:51 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Marvin Mandel: 95 And Still Doing Constituent Service

Marvin Mandel

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 11:48 am

Living longer than nine decades seems mostly a matter of genetics, healthy habits and luck.  But Marvin Mandel reports that continuing to enjoy life in your mid-nineties may also require feeling useful.

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12:30 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Cuba’s Tiny Jewish Community Has Big Hopes For Renewed US Trade

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Alan Friedman

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 10:19 pm

Pictures of old Havana don’t do it justice.

Spectacular but crumbling architecture:  Colonial, Moorish and Art Deco facades with laundry hanging from most every window.  Ancient American cars, many tricked out with pastel paint jobs and running on Russian and Korean engine parts. Intoxicating rhythms of Afro-Cuban music performed everywhere from high-end restaurants to street fairs.

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12:47 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Maryland’s Next Governor Is Neither Novice Nor Newcomer

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 8:25 am

When Larry Hogan is sworn into office, he will become the first Maryland governor in more than 150 years with no prior experience in elected office. Yet Hogan, 58, is no novice. He is benefiting from a lifetime learning politics at close range.

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1:45 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Red Upset In Blue Maryland

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 1:57 pm

Larry Hogan was elected yesterday to become the state’s second Republican governor in a half century. It was a startling political upset that raised questions about Maryland’s image as a comfort zone for Democrats.

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7:41 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Well-Matched Competitors Heat Up Howard County Executive Contest

Howard County Council Member Courtney Watson is the Democratic nominee for County Executive.

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 11:02 am

Howard County, Maryland, seems to have it all: a semi-urban, semi-rural suburb of both Baltimore and Washington that repeatedly scores near the top of national rankings for income, public schools and overall quality of life. And now competing for the county’s top political job is an impressive duo:  a liberal yet pro-business Democrat and a tight-fisted Republican, who’s also a leading civil rights advocate.

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3:05 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Maryland Activists Vow To "Tame The Gerrymander"

Activists brought puzzles of several Maryland Congressional districts to Lawyer's Mall next to the State House in Annapolis on Thursday.

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 4:12 pm

A coalition of civic groups launched today a long-term campaign to reform the way Maryland draws its congressional election districts. 

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9:42 am
Mon June 9, 2014

With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 9:25 am

With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely

With recent polling data out on the governor's race, it looks very unlikely that either of the Democratic challengers to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will pull a Harry Hughes. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about the poll and that remarkable 1978 gubernatorial primary.

9:21 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Boat-Rocker Faces Rough Seas In Quest For Governor’s Mansion

Atty. Gen. Doug Gansler

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 9:26 am

  At a recent candidates’ forum at Morgan State University, moderators Micheline Bowman and Marsha Jews were only partway through their warm-up chatter when Doug Gansler suddenly burst on stage from behind the curtains.

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