| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:07 PM
When Kathleen Thompson learned this week that her Forest Glen engineering firm would not receive payment from its biggest client, the Federal Aviation Administration, the decision she had been dreading suddenly became inevitable: She told employees that...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The U.S. Supreme Courtupheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law Thursday, ruling that the government may impose tax penalties on people who do not have health insurance.
The court's long-awaited ruling rejected a broad legal...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:03 PM
"President Obama and Congress chose to pass the Affordable Care Act because the status quo was hurting our ability to create jobs, expand opportunity, and protect the health of our children and parents.
"Today's decision gives considerable momentum to...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:25 AM
A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage squeaked through the House of Delegates on Friday night with just one vote above the minimum needed for passage, putting Maryland on the cusp of becoming the eighth state to allow such unions.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Republican, recently called the House transportation bill the worst such measure he's seen in 35 years of public service, he was being kind. Surely, it's among the worst, most cynically partisan bills to...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:44 AM
"In my first term, we passed health care reform," President Barack Obama joked this spring. "In my second term, I guess I'll pass it again."
Thanks to the Supreme Court, President Obama can take that item off his agenda. But Chief JusticeJohn G....
| Feb 29, 2012
Nothing drives voter sentiment like the price of gas -- already up nearly 30 cents from the start of the year and hitting $4 in many places. The last time gas topped $4 was 2008.
And nothing energizes Republicans like rising energy prices. House...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Baltimore and other Maryland localities would receive millions of dollars in federal money for bicycle trails, scenic pull-offs and street beautification projects as part of a huge, bipartisan transportation bill expected to pass in the U.S. Senate as...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:05 AM
There's a new game in town.
Or, actually, there's not.
But judging from the enthusiasm with which Gov.Martin O'Malley has embraced his latest catchphrase, you could see why someone might think so.
The governor doesn't want to play kick the can. Anyone...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Donald F. Munson grew up around politics, but it wasn't until he became a congressional page in the early 1950s that he decided to make a career of it.
The Washington County Republican, who served 36 years in the Maryland General Assembly, met Gerald R....
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Republicans in the House of Representatives, still reeling from last month's fight over extending a popular payroll tax cut, will converge on Baltimore Thursday for a retreat intended to map out a new political strategy that can bind their unwieldy caucus...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 5:00 AM
After getting his Midwestern pre-campaign bus tour and summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard out of the way, President Barack Obama is getting back to business with a planned speech to Congress this week, unveiling a long-awaited plan to put America back...