| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:11 PM
After two years of political warfare that turned even the word “Benghazi” into a partisan epithet, a special House committee held its first public hearing Wednesday with a surprise – a deliberate effort at being sober, even boring....
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:07 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman on Monday asked that the head of U.S. Investigations Services be subpoenaed to give a deposition about allegations of fraud and security problems at the private company, which makes background checks on federal...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The murder-suicide that left two University of Maryland students dead provided fresh fodder in Annapolis Wednesday for lawmakers debating whether to tighten Maryland's gun laws, with supporters saying the tragic incident gave them new resolve while...
| Dec 7, 2005
Describing the nation's immigration system as inept and indifferent, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings announced legislation they said would streamline the process for soldiers seeking to become U.S. citizens.
The legislation was...
| Sep 29, 2005
WASHINGTON // With Republican fortunes in Washington already in decline, the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas could hardly come at a worse time for his party.
DeLay, often described as the most powerful man on Capitol Hill, had been...
| Feb 27, 2006
Issues Eric T., Bel Air: Mr. Nitkin, in your Feb. 13, 2006, Q&A you briefly summarize The Sun's aggressive reporting on an aborted state land sale to a politically connected contractor (at the same price as the state initially paid). A few weeks ago,...
| Sep 30, 2005
Clutching a framed photo of her stepson who was killed in Iraq, Tia Steele made a tearful plea to the Baltimore County school board.
Steele, a pacifist, explained that she had been surprised when her stepson enlisted in the Marines after being...
| Aug 26, 2005
The sadness and tears were joined by energetic singing, vigorous clapping, stomping and praise.
Less a somber service and more a joyous celebration of a short but vibrant life, hundreds of people filled the sanctuary of New Psalmist Baptist Church in...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 1:08 PM
WASHINGTON -- A growing number of Republican and some Democratic leaders said Sunday that, for now, they are accepting at face value New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s word that he knew nothing about the George Washington Bridge traffic-jam scheme...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings saluted the NFL Players Association for voting to approve a revised NFL drug policy that includes human growth hormone testing.
The NFL Players Association Board of Representatives approved the latest proposal Friday...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:57 PM
President Barack Obama, who is attempting to help Democrats maintain their grip on the Senate, will attend a fundraiser Friday at the home of a wealthy Baltimore hedge fund manager who has become one of the nation's foremost advocates for Israel.
| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:54 PM
State Sen. Jim Brochin spent the summer beating back a Democratic primary challenge from the left. Now, he's facing what's perhaps an even tougher fight from the right.
Because of state redistricting that left his northern Baltimore County district...