| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Three Maryland lawmakers are leading vastly different approaches in Congress to address the growing influence of so-called super PACs and other political nonprofits that have poured money into campaigns, raising concerns about the outsized influence of...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:39 PM
As Alan Gross neared his third anniversary behind bars in Cuba, his wife gave new details of his deteriorating health and issued an impassioned plea to officials in Washington and Havana to negotiate his release immediately.
Judy Gross, who visited her...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 12:00 PM
I was disturbed by a recent letter to the editor questioning Rep. Chris Van Hollen's support for Israel ("Van Hollen is not a true friend to Israel," Nov. 28). I am a Jewish constituent of the congressman who has followed his career for many years. Mr....
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:00 AM
As Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen Jr. eyes a run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, readers deserve to know the truth about his record on Israel and Iran.
Some readers seem to believe that democracy ends on Election Day, and that afterward citizens give up...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:15 AM
During his campaign for re-election, Rep. Chris Van Hollen from Maryland's 8th District claimed that he was a "friend of Israel." He even took out a full-page ad in the Washington Jewish Weekly just a few days before the Nov. 6 election claiming that he...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, locked out of pursuing a higher leadership role in this Congress, formally requested another term as the top-ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee in a letter to his colleagues Tuesday.
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
A broad coalition of donors — including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country — together gave nearly $6 million to the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland,...
| May 9, 2011
It didn't take long for Republicans to seize on President Barack Obama's proposed executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political donations to third-party groups as supposed Chicago-style, bare-knuckled Democratic politics. That'...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 8:32 PM
As the president and the speaker of the House intensified their debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling Monday night, the real world impact was reflected among Maryland federal workers like Jacqueline Hamilton. After 44 years of...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:19 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's political redistricting plan earned a quick first stamp of approval from the Maryland Senate on Monday night despite a day full of objections from top Republicans — and a sitting Democratic congresswoman — who slammed...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:43 AM
As Maryland's General Assembly considers proposals for new congressional districts this week, plenty of people are upset about how the new lines might affect election outcomes. Few, it seems, have noticed that by gerrymandering voting districts,...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 6:35 PM
In the state's first large-scale campaign event of the 2012 election cycle, Maryland Democrats hosted their party's national leader Wednesday for a rally intended to energize voters and drum up support for President Barack Obama's re-election.