: News

O'Malley Says He's Ready For Ehrlich Again

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley says he's ready for a potential rematch with his predecessor this fall.

O'Malley defeated Republican Robert Ehrlich by 7 percentage points four years ago. Ehrlich says he wants a rematch, saying the political winds have changed over the past year. O'Malley says he's been too busy being governor to pay attention to whether that's the case.

"I don't read tea leaves, and I don't generally spend a lot of energy wondering about political winds," he says, "especially in these times, the challenges are so enormous. It's not a time to stand around with your finger in the air. You have to work."

The rematch isn't set in stone, as both men face challengers in their respective party primaries September 14th.

NPR

Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.
NPR

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
NPR

Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
NPR

Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.