| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:04 PM
For months, John Delaney ran his campaign for Congress as an outsider. But the day after he crushed his competition for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 6th District, the Potomac businessman found himself lunching with two of the most powerful...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said he'll back John Delaney's bid to win in sixth Congressional District -- but he'd also like to see the candidate's income tax forms.
"The fact is it is over, and people spoke," Miller said. "I’m going...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many strategists suggested that the Cold War arms race had bankrupted its economy and caused its downfall. More than 20 years later, it appears that some in Washington are driving the U.S. toward a similar fate....
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:04 PM
With the filing deadline passed, it's fair to say that Howard County's incumbent U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes have a pretty easy path to re-election.
Neither Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat who has represented District 7 for 15 years, or...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The White House has proposed a modest half-percent pay raise for civilian federal employees beginning next year — a move that would affect thousands of Maryland workers.
If the across-the-board raise is approved by Congress, it would end a two-...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 6:22 PM
Jeff Burdick and his next-door neighbors have nearly identical two-story rowhouses, on the same block of East Clement Street with the same public schools and the same city trash pickup. But one striking difference is the $5,300 he pays in yearly...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Maryland officials are working behind the scenes to lure the FBI's headquarters to the state from its longtime home base in downtown Washington as the agency seeks an updated building to carry out its expanded counterterrorism and cyber crime missions....
| Dec 18, 2011
| 11:00 AM
"Come out to vote on November 6."
"Before you come to vote make sure you pay your parking tickets, motor vehicle tickets, overdue rent, and most important any warrants."
That's the text of a flier distributed in African-American and Hispanic...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 11:00 PM
The new Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring coal-fired power plants to reduce their emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants is generating a lot of debate, with environmental and health groups hailing it while industry groups contend...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Commuter advocates and Maryland lawmakers say they will fight to renew an expiring tax credit that benefits mass-transit users, including MARC riders.
Current federal law allows commuters to withhold up to $230 in pre-tax income each month that can be...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation will have unusual influence in helping to resolve big issues left hanging on Capitol Hill, because two of the state's lawmakers were appointed Friday to help sort out differences between House and Senate legislation....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:01 PM
A Prince George's County state legislator, C. Anthony Muse, announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Maryland this year, challenging Sen. Ben Cardin's bid for a second term.
Muse, an African-American pastor...