| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:47 PM
A massive, $662 billion defense measure that authorizes hundreds of millions of dollars in spending on Maryland's military facilities cleared a final vote in the Senate Thursday and now heads to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:37 AM
(Dec. 21) Maryland Democrats continued to ramp up pressure on House GOP leaders Wednesday over a stalled effort to extend a payroll tax cut that benefits as many as 2.6 million wage earners in the state.
With days left before the 2 percentage point...
| 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 7, 2012
| 7:23 PM
There was pizza, salad, mozzarella sticks and, to the delight of state Sen. Joe Getty, a full house at his Jan. 4 "town meeting," held at J&P Pizza, in Hampstead.
"At the last town meeting in Manchester, we had 25 people," Getty said to the residents who...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 1:07 PM
All politics is local. All candidates for Congress are not.
At least eight candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland — including four prominent contenders — are running this year in congressional districts that do not...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Redistricting, early voting and the flood of interest from a presidential election year has made March a critical month for candidates vying for positions in Congress, perhaps none as hectic as the 8th Congressional District race.
Carroll County has...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:34 AM
They still don't get it. Every four years, presidential candidates pledge allegiance to American manufacturing and profess a love for "Made in America." But when the going gets tough, no presidential candidate can match this rhetoric with action. In a...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Despite high-profile races — including a Republican presidential contest that brought the candidates swinging through the state and a nationally significant House race in Western Maryland — elections officials predict that turnout could fall...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As Tuesday's congressional primary approaches, Western Maryland Democrats, longing for a change in representation, have reason to be optimistic. Republicans, on the other hand, have reason to sing the blues.
The change in the 6th Congressional District...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:43 AM
In the wake of the April 3 primary election, the closest race in Carroll County proved to be the Board of Election, but elections officials said Thursday that it appeared to be settled.
Seven candidates were vying for two open seats on the board, and...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and the ruling Democrats in Annapolis worked hard to draw a new congressional map that could force a Western Maryland Republican from office. But the result is such a contorted tangle of districts that even some Democrats have...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:56 AM
A study suggesting that the sophistication of congressional floor speeches has declined by a full grade level since 2005 ranks Reps. Chris Van Hollen and John Sarbanes as the most eloquent -- or verbose, depending on perspective -- members of Maryland&...