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  • House panel's Benghazi surprise: little partisan rancor

    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....
  • U.S. congressman calls for subpoena for head of vetting firm

    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...
  • In Annapolis, College Park shooting becomes part of the debate

    In Annapolis, College Park shooting becomes part of the debate
    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...
  • Bill honors fallen soldier

    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...
  • Recent series of political scandals could hurt GOP

    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...
  • David Nitkin on state politics issues

    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,...
  • Targeting recruitment

    Targeting recruitment
    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...
  • Service celebrates life of female soldier

    Service celebrates life of female soldier
    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...
  • Politicians give Chris Christie the benefit of the doubt, for now

    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...
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings salutes NFLPA for voting to approve HGH testing, new drug policy

    Rep. Elijah Cummings salutes NFLPA for voting to approve HGH testing, new drug policy
    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...
  • Obama to meet, raise money with connected advocate for Israel

    Obama to meet, raise money with connected advocate for Israel
    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. Howard...
  • Brochin faces challenge in redrawn county district

    Brochin faces challenge in redrawn county district
    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...