| 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&...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:15 PM
At 84, Barbara Talbert might seem an unlikely Washington lobbyist. But when she heard senior citizen programs could be cut to reduce federal budget deficits, she quickly got on a bus to Capitol Hill.
"As far as Social Security is concerned, some people...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 5:03 PM
– Judy Gross stood outside Cuba's diplomatic mission to the United States, microphone in hand, and described her family's Thanksgiving.
"There was once again an empty seat for Alan," she told sign-wielding supporters Monday in front of the Cuban...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Marylanders from nearly every walk of life could be affected by across-the-board budget cuts starting in 2013 as a result of the congressional supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement to trim the nation's spiraling budget deficits.
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
In September 2008, the U.S. financial system was teetering on collapse and the stock market was shaky. But Alabama Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus saw opportunity in the crisis. According to an investigation by the CBS news program "60 Minutes," Mr. Bachus...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 9:33 AM
Perhaps it is a pure coincidence that Energy Answers International cut a $100,000 check to the Martin O'Malley-led Democratic Governors Association on the very same day that Governor O'Malley indicated he would sign state legislation that could be worth...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 3:13 PM
The 89-year-old mother of Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking cellphones, laptop computers and satellite equipment into the communist nation, released a video statement Thursday appealing to President Raúl...
| 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....
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and other members of the congressional "supercommittee" created by this summer's federal deficit ceiling law are charged with making a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit. That's a daunting task. But as new Census...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Maryland's delegation predictably split along party lines over the House of Representatives' latest effort Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's national health care law -- with two state Republicans backing the repeal and six Democrats opposing...