| Jul 20, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. The Sykesville resident...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- An Annapolis attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Labor Relations Board cleared a committee vote Wednesday and is expected to win confirmation by the full Senate as early as next week.
Nancy Jean Schiffer,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:37 PM
In a week filled with gay news, let's start with what didn't happen this week: Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage.
Not that the lack of the decision -- or for that matter, any hint as to what the decision will be -- stopped preemptive...
| Jan 12, 2013
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Feliz Día Internacional de la Danza! Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for April 29, 2013. As the international Twitter scene lights up with colorful pictures of people dancing all over the world, the East Coast is more focused on the release...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 10:08 AM
Remember the "Gang of 14"? That was the bipartisan group of senators who six years ago agreed not to filibuster judicial nominees except under "extraordinary circumstances."
Well, looks like some people have decided to redefine "extraordinary" to...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:54 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top supporter in the U.S. Congress for reversing the 40-year ban on crude oil exports, Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, said next year could be the time for a bill on lifting the restriction.
"I think it may be timely then,"...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) says she wrote her new book to encourage more women to raise their voices in the workplace and get involved in politics.
But it has been the book's passages about sexist and otherwise inappropriate remarks...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Monica Wehby, the Republican U.S. Senate nominee running in deeply blue Oregon, on Tuesday did something that's a rarity for a GOP candidate: She highlighted her support of same-sex marriage.
In a TV ad released by her campaign, Wehby receives the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Alaska National Guard’s commander was forced to resign after a six-month federal investigation found that some members of the Guard had been ostracized and abused after reporting sex assaults and that Guard members lacked trust and confidence in...