November 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Draws Flak Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Comment

County Councilmember Marc Elrich was taken to task Wednesday for his choice of words — “ethnic cleansing” — to describe how the 16-mile Purple Line would displace neighborhoods along its route. “Words matter. To equate potential gentrification with ethnic cleansing is offensive. Period,” County Council President Roger Berliner said. Elrich and Berliner were among the […]

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fingers vote

Montgomery County Has the Most Democrats, Republicans or Independents?

Here’s a bar bet that could win someone a beer: Of all the counties in Maryland, Montgomery County has the most: A) Democrats, B) Republicans, or C) Independents? It’s not Democrats. Even though Montgomery has the largest population of any jurisdiction in the state, Prince George’s has more Democrats. In Montgomery, Dems number 377,164; and […]

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July 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Questions with U.S. Reps Raskin and Delaney (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin went live on Facebook from the backseat of a car with U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Thursday afternoon as the two Democrats fielded some questions about their first job, their first album, Elton John, food, and people they would like to meet. At the beginning of the video, Raskin said he […]

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July 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Union Hears from Democratic Candidates for Governor (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Four potential Democratic gubernatorial candidates appeared before members of SEIU Local 500 on Wednesday night making their pitches on what they would do for progressive causes in Annapolis. Each candidate addressed union members for about 30 minutes, making statements and answering questions at the Silver Spring Civic Building. No two candidates shared the room simultaneously. […]

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July 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

The Courthouse Team Files Paperwork for 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election (PHOTO)

UPDATED It’s official. The Courthouse Team is running for re-election in Montgomery County. The team consists of State’s Attorney John McCarthy, Clerk of the Circuit Court Barbara Meiklejohn, Register of Wills Joseph Griffin and Sheriff Darren Popkin. The four Democrats filed their paperwork at the Board of Elections office in Gaithersburg on June 26. McCarthy, […]

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July 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner and Leventhal File Paperwork to Run for County Executive on Same Day (VIDEO)

Talk about timing. A candidate for county executive in 2018, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner was filing his election paperwork at the Board of Elections offices Monday morning when County Councilmember George Leventhal walked thru the door to do the same. “Unbelievable,” said Leventhal, as the two Democrats, who are now competitors in the […]

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June 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Frick Website Clearly States What He’s Running For; Candidate Doesn’t

Del. Bill Frick’s website says he’s running for Congress. When contacted by MyMCMedia on Friday, Frick would provide few details. “We’re not looking for press,” he said. The three-term delegate said he would not run against Rep. John Delaney, the Democratic incumbent for the 6th Congressional District. Delaney may give up the seat to seek […]

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March 31, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

March – Here’s To Your Wealth

The U.S. Stock Market performance soared from the November elections until the end of February. And to borrow from a well-known phrase, March’s performance came in like a lion and is going out like a lamb. The good news is that although the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen over 500 points as of March […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 27, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Takoma Park resident Tom Perez, who is the former U.S. Labor Secretary and a former Montgomery County Councilmember, has been elected the chair of the Democratic National Committee. 2. If you are planning to run for office in 2018, you can file […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Democrats Pick Tom Perez to Head DNC (VIDEO)

UPDATED Democrats have picked former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a Takoma Park resident, to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC). On his Twitter account on Saturday, Perez wrote, “It will be the privilege of my life to serve you as DNC chair to unify our party and lead the fight.” Also on Twitter, President Donald […]

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