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Maryland Politics: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Obama Speech Excitement in Pr.Geo.'s

The tears started to flow Thursday night at former Redskin LaVar Arrington's Sideline Restaurant and Bar in Prince George's County as soon as Sen. Barack Obama stood in the Denver Broncos football stadium and said, "I accept the nomination." Hundreds...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 29, 2008; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Prince George's County  
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O'Malley Jams with The Govs in Denver

It sounds like Maryland Gov. Martin O"Malley threw quite the bash Wednesday night at an Irish pub in downtown Denver, where he and other Democrats were attending the Democratic National Convention.. In what has become a staple of O'Malley parties,...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 28, 2008; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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Now this is Unity

Former Maryland Del. Rushern L. Baker III (left) and Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (right). (Photo courtesy of Justin Ross) Forget Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In Maryland, there are few politicians who have held such enmity...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  August 28, 2008; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions , Prince George's County  
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From the Floor: Kanye Rocks the Bono Charity Event

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County. Chicago native Kanye West performed at last night's One Campaign party...

By Marcia Davis  |  August 28, 2008; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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From the Floor: Voto Latino

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County. "Our work is not done." That was the message from actress...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 28, 2008; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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From the Floor: Iraq Vet Heads to Convention

Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. Hello everyone! My name is Sam White and I...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 28, 2008; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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From the Floor: Wednesday Recap

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County. I spoke with Bowie delegate Len Lucchi, who told me Roxanne...

By washingtonpost.com  |  August 27, 2008; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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Local Gospel Musician Performs at DNC

Not everybody at the Democratic National Convention in Denver is making speeches. Six-time Grammy award nominee Richard Smallwood, a familiar presence in churches in Washington's Maryland suburbs, performed during the interfaith service Sunday. Smallwood, a pianist who has recorded albums...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 27, 2008; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cummings Speaks Tonight at Convention

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who represents Maryland's 7th Congressional District, is scheduled to speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, sometime between 5 and 6 p.m. local time (7-8 p.m., Eastern time.) Cummings was Sen. Barack Obama's campaign...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 27, 2008; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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From the Floor: On Camera and Online

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County. Katina participated in a washingtonpost.com live online discussion to answer questions...

By washingtonpost.com  |  August 27, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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From the Floor: Mile-High Michelle

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County. My party has sent me to Denver to get fired up....

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 26, 2008; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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Blue State Delegates Sing The Blues

While Virginia delegates to the Democratic National Convention bask in the glory of being seated on the floor of the Pepsi Center in front of the podium, delegates from Maryland are seated almost as away from the podium as a...

By Tim Craig  |  August 26, 2008; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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Clinton Confidante Urges Md. Support for Obama

DENVER - In the pages of today's Post, we told you about the continued hard feelings some Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters in Maryland's delegation harbor toward the Barack Obama campaign. In particular, Montgomery County delegate Mary Boergers remains frustrated. The...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 26, 2008; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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Delegate from Bowie Suffers Stroke

A Maryland convention delegate is recovering from a mild stroke at a Denver hospital today and hopes to make it back to the convention floor Thursday night, friends said. Roxanne Taylor, 52, of Bowie, collapsed at about 11 p.m. Monday...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 26, 2008; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions , Lisa Rein  
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O'Malley Claims Biden for Md. Sort Of.

DENVER -- The thing about political conventions is that everyone wants to claim a piece of, a connection to, the nominees. So it was that Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley happily stated that Marylanders can proudly stake claim to Sen. Joseph...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 26, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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From the Floor: Motherhood and Music

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County. Like Michelle, I too am optimistic at what this country has...

By washingtonpost.com  |  August 26, 2008; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Informal Survey in MoCo Shows Anti-Slots Sentiment

Montgomery's legislators have long been some of the loudest voices opposed to the expansion of slot machine gambling, so it was not surprising when a recent sampling found many local residents who share their views. In a rather unscientific straw...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 26, 2008; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Slots  
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Brown Returning To Md. After Cousin Is Shot

Catherine Brown, a teacher at the Beauvoir School of Washington National Cathedral who was fatally shot in her Montgomery Village home over the weekend, is a cousin of Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D). The lieutenant governor, who is in...

By John Wagner  |  August 25, 2008; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions , John Wagner  
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From the Floor: Picking Biden

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County. The Denver Pre Plan I have just learned some very exciting...

By washingtonpost.com  |  August 24, 2008; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2008 Elections  
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