| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:35 AM
Maryland's two Republican House members got low marks for their votes on environmental issues in the latest scorecard from the national League of Conservation Voters, which called the GOP-dominated House session last year the "most anti-environmental"...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:20 PM
Here is a more complete picture of fundraising for House races in Maryland for the final quarter of 2011, based on reports that were due to the Federal Election Commission at midnight Tuesday. As The Sun reported Wednesday, Democrat Rob Garagiola is...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Reps. Roscoe G. Bartlett and Chris Van Hollen are planning to take service members past and present to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday evening.
Bartlett, a Western Maryland Republican, and Van Hollen, a Montgomery County...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:56 PM
With the presidential election in full swing and Congress mired in gridlock, President Barack Obama used his third State of the Union address Tuesday to sound a populist message on the economy, outlining a series of policies he said would give the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:41 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), the former Republican vice presidential nominee, launched an attack Monday on the nation's poverty programs, provoking an election-year confrontation with the White House amid a growing focus on income...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:34 PM
If Hillary Clinton doesn't run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 — and there's one chance in five of that — the party could have a nervous breakdown.
On the national level, the Democratic bench is weaker, or more...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:02 AM
For Oscar Sunday, ABC has lined up Ben Affleck and Nate Silver for "This Week."
Affleck directed "Argo," which won best picture last year. He testified this week before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about violence in the Democratic...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:49 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Democrats will seek to force a House vote on raising the federal minimum wage, party leaders said Thursday, but even getting the proposal to a vote will be an uphill fight.
As the minority party in the House, Democrats cannot...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Democrats are starting to shed their old guard, leaving behind a party perceived as liberal and strong largely on the two coasts images that cause the party big problems in more moderate and conservative areas.
As the Democratic leadership...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday engaged in a fierce brawl to define what the Affordable Care Act means to consumers making it clear that Americans' qualms about the law will remain a volatile issue throughout the election year.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:37 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's healthcare law will reduce the ranks of the uninsured by about 13 million this year and 25 million once it is fully phased in, but will prompt some people to work less because of the availability of insurance...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:26 AM
UPDATED: Sen. Marco Rubio will be a guest this weekend on "Face the Nation." The Florida Republican will explain why he wants federal anti-poverty programs handed over to the states, CBS said.
"Face the Nation" airs at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-...