| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Maryland's newest member of the House of Representatives, Democrat John Delaney, was sworn into office Thursday amid a flurry of symbolism and celebration but also apprehension over issues left unresolved by the last Congress.
The Potomac banker, who...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:19 PM
In a move that will help some 800 Maryland families affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved $10 billion in emergency funding Friday for the federal flood insurance program.
The hastily scheduled votes came in response to criticism...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:23 AM
The announcement that House Speaker John Boehner has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table in the current "fiscal cliff" negotiations is, in one sense, a welcome development. If the Senate agrees, we will temporarily be spared the sort of...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
It has been reported that House Speaker John Boehner is backing a compromise on taxing those "rich" Americans who make over $1 million a year.
Unfortunately, that threshold, as well as President Barack Obama's proposal to increase taxes on those...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Current and retired federal employees who have been on the offense against the Defense of Marriage Act can't taste victory yet, but its scent is growing stronger now that the Supreme Court has decided to review the law.
Federal workers and retirees have...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:47 AM
WEATHER: Breezy and mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers before 10 a.m. and a high near 46. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy with a low around 35.
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State troopers helping...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Maryland's economy shed 3,100 jobs in November, the latest U-turn in a bumpy year overshadowed by the fast-approaching "fiscal cliff," according to federal data released Friday.
The U.S. Department of Labor also sharply revised downward its estimate...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The vast majority of civilian defense employees face a 20 percent pay cut from April through September if looming federal budget reductions aren't averted, a move that will hit Maryland harder than almost every other state, the Pentagon warned Wednesday....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:48 AM
One of the more amusing subplots of Washington's latest (if not most pitiful) fiscal standoff is the greater investment in finger-pointing and history rewriting than in actually negotiating a compromise. House Speaker John A. Boehner is particularly...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 9:53 AM
What's the biggest political lesson of 2012? Some say it's that money doesn't count all that much. Even though billionaires and big corporations poured huge amounts into the 2012 election, they lost big. They learned the lesson and won't try to buy...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:11 AM
It has been reported that House Speaker John Boehner may be considering a compromise on taxing those "rich" making over $1 million.
Unfortunately, that threshold, as well as President Obama's desire to increase taxes on those making over $250,000 at the...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:34 AM
I am a military veteran, a local legislator and the CEO of a company that works with the Department of Defense. I deeply understand the virtue of sacrifice, the benefit of a hard-won compromise and the dire situation that our national debt and the "fiscal...