| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Lawmakers in Congress failed to settle on legislation Monday to end the latest budget showdown, forcing federal agencies to begin shutting down services for the first time in 17 years.
The Republican-led House and Democratic Senate majority, unable to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Lawmakers in Congress made no progress Tuesday on ending the budget impasse that has thrown federal agencies in Maryland and elsewhere into the first government shutdown since 1996.
There was little indication that either side was prepared to negotiate,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive.
Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:51 AM
This Federal government shutdown is the latest antic by the Tea Party Republicans to achieve by sheer force what they did not achieve in the most recent national elections and cannot achieve by attempting to extort concessions not only from...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed.
But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Democrat Heather R. Mizeur picked off the endorsement of a maverick former Republican congressman to go with the support of five other Eastern Shore leaders as she continued to show her appeal outside her home county of Montgomery.
Former U.S. Rep....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:31 PM
A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:09 PM
As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:45 PM
In Washington, what isn't said is often important, too.
Without including a word in the bipartisan budget deal that reopened federal agencies on Thursday, Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin paved the way for a 1 percent pay raise for...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Del. Steve Schuh has picked up the endorsement of former lieutenant governor and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele in his bid to become Anne Arundel County executive next year.
Schuh, a two-term Republican delegate from Gibson...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:15 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican representative in Congress, is receiving attention for comments he made on WMAL radio Tuesday about last week's verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.
"We're hung up on this one case where...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday criticized comments made by U.S. Rep. Andy Harris that citizens should 'get over' the verdict in high-profile George Zimmerman case.
At a news conference at City Hall, Rawlings-Blake called Harris'...