Martin O'Malley

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First to Drop: O'Malley, Huckabee

Democrat ends bid before the Iowa shouting is even over; Huck closely follows

(Newser) - Martin O'Malley, running a distant third in a tight Democratic race and having collected zero delegates and less than 1% of the vote in Iowa , is the first casualty as the nation casts its first votes in the 2016 presidential election, report the AP and Talking Points Memo . O'... More »

Final Iowa Poll: Clinton Hangs on, Trump Back on Top

But turnout could be key for Sanders

(Newser) - With the Iowa caucuses kicking off voting in the 2016 presidential election on Monday, the final Des Moines Register-Bloomberg poll out of the state shows Hillary Clinton hanging onto a three-point lead over Bernie Sanders, 45% to 42%, reports NBC News . Martin O'Malley is polling at 3%. But results... More »

Clinton, Sanders Reach Deal for 4 More Debates

O'Malley happy to debate 'any time, anywhere'

(Newser) - After months of complaints, Bernie Sanders appears primed to get his wish: additional debates. The Hill reports Sanders and Hillary Clinton have reached an agreement to hold four more debates, starting with an unsanctioned-by-the-DNC event on Feb. 4 in New Hampshire. The deal was actually spurred by Clinton, who pushed... More »

Best Lines From the Democratic Town Hall

'You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose,' Clinton says

(Newser) - With a week to go before the Iowa caucuses begin, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley treated a CNN town hall event as their last chance to make a pitch to the state's voters. But this was no debate: The candidates appeared in turn to take questions... More »

Who Won, Lost Democratic Debate

Sanders aimed for the heart; Clinton, the head

(Newser) - The last Democratic debate before Iowa and New Hampshire vote took place Sunday night in South Carolina—and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were taking no prisoners. The pair clashed over and over again throughout the debate, while Martin O'Malley failed to make much of an impact. Here's... More »

Sanders, Clinton Neck-and-Neck in First 2 States

His general election numbers are also looking good

(Newser) - The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries are just weeks away—and the latest polls suggest that Hillary Clinton will have plenty of sleepless nights before they arrive. According to a Wall Street Journal / NBC News / Marist poll, Bernie Sanders is neck-and-neck with Clinton in both states, with... More »

Martin O'Malley May Not Qualify for Upcoming Dem Debate

His low poll numbers could be a huge problem

(Newser) - The Democratic Party's official third wheel—Martin O'Malley—may not qualify for the next Democratic presidential debate on Jan. 17, the New York Times reports. And CNN says he's "dangerously close" to watching the debate on NBC with the rest of us. Which is ironic, as... More »

Meet Kenneth, the Only Guy to Show Up to O'Malley Event

Constituent was only one to brave the elements and show up to Iowa campaign stop

(Newser) - Early winter storms are sweeping across the Midwest , but that didn't stop Martin O'Malley from making a scheduled campaign stop in Tama, Iowa, on Monday, UPI reports. It also didn't deter a bearded constituent IDed simply as Kenneth from donning his cap and braving the elements to... More »

Will Sanders Use 'Nuclear Option' in 3rd Debate?

And five other things to look for Saturday night

(Newser) - The third Democratic presidential debate is being held Saturday night in New Hampshire. And while the Dem debates have been less dramatic than their Republican counterparts, a number of experts think that could change Saturday. Here are six things to watch when the prospective nominees (and Martin O'Malley) take... More »

Primary Debate Will Tackle Terrorism After Paris Attack

'This is exactly what the president is going to have to face'

(Newser) - The second Democratic primary debate will go on as scheduled Saturday on CBS News, but the focus has changed dramatically in the wake of the attacks that left more than 100 dead in Paris, the Los Angeles Times reports. "You've got to get into how do you handle... More »

That Edge Clinton Had? It Vanished

New poll shows Hillary losing ground in Dem race

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's email controversy may be hurting her more than she anticipated. In a new CNN/ORC poll revealed last night that surveyed 1,012 adults from Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, support for Clinton dropped 10 percentage points since last month among Democrats and independent voters who lean Democratic.... More »

Bernie Sanders: Debates Are Rigged for Clinton

He agrees with fellow candidate Martin O'Malley's criticism of DNC

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley say the upcoming Democratic debate schedule is "rigged" by the Democratic Party leadership to impede challengers to Hillary Clinton, the Washington Post reports. "This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before," O'Malley said in a speech to the... More »

Democrats: Hey, We're Holding Debates, Too

DNC releases schedule today, of all days

(Newser) - Maybe trying to steal a little Republican thunder , the Democratic National Committee unveiled plans today to hold six presidential debates starting this fall, with the first scheduled for Oct. 13 in Nevada in a primary process that's far less crowded than the GOP side. The debates, said DNC chairwoman... More »

Whoops, O'Malley Footnotes a Fake News Story

It's overshadowing his diatribe against 'megabanks'

(Newser) - Martin O'Malley just cannot catch a break in this campaign. With Bernie Sanders stealing his progressive votes, the former Maryland governor sought to make up ground today by going after US "megabanks," reports Bloomberg . He thinks they should be dismantled and charged with criminal wrongdoing, because it'... More »

Martin O'Malley Joins Race: 5 Takeaways

Among other things, Freddie Gray unrest could hurt former Baltimore mayor

(Newser) - Martin O'Malley, a former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor, announced his long-shot bid to win the Democratic nomination from Hillary Clinton this morning. "Today, the American dream seems for so many of us to be hanging by a thread," the 52-year-old said in Baltimore, accompanied by his... More »

Likely 2016 Candidate Waffles on War ... of 1812

But Martin O'Malley definitely knows how he would've ended it

(Newser) - With everyone on Jeb Bush's case for his wishy-washiness on whether we should've invaded Iraq, it's only fair to turn an eye toward how a presidential candidate from the Democrat side would have handled what the Guardian calls a "war of choice." And, since possible... More »

O'Malley to Enter Race May 30—in 'Risky' Location

Former Baltimore mayor will make announcement there

(Newser) - "My timeline for a while has been by the end of May and that remains my timeline. So stay tuned," is how Martin O'Malley put it to reporters last night. This morning brings the news that the Democrat plans to announce his presidential intentions on May 30.... More »

50% of States Have Now Loosened Their Pot Laws

Maryland will jump on the bandwagon with Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature

(Newser) - According to Pew research, at least 24 states have decriminalized marijuana, legalized it, or OKed its medical use (by this map , it looks like 26); Maryland looks poised to be the 18th in the decriminalization category, per the Baltimore Sun's count. With its approval by the state Senate yesterday,... More »

On Question of Christie, No One Rushes to Judge

GOP thinks he can move on; Dem O'Malley says 'I don't know'

(Newser) - Chris Christie was as popular a topic on the Sunday shows today as one might expect, but rather than getting tarred and feathered, guest after guest either came to the New Jersey governor's defense or declined judgment. A rundown of the highlights, as per Politico :
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Maryland Poised to Ban Death Penalty

Gov. O'Malley expected to sign the Assembly's bill

(Newser) - The Maryland General Assembly today approved a measure to ban capital punishment, which would make the state the 18th in the US to do so. It now needs the governor's approval. Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to sign it. Supporters argue that capital punishment is costly, error-prone, racially... More »

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