| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON — House Democrats, hoping to regain the majority in their chamber, are meeting on Maryland's Eastern Shore this week to hash out an agenda for an unpredictable election year that will hinge largely on President Barack Obama.
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Maryland's delegation predictably split along party lines over the House of Representatives' latest effort Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's national health care law -- with two state Republicans backing the repeal and six Democrats opposing...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 5:35 PM
What does it take to get a bribery conviction in Maryland? State Sen. Ulysses Currie, who took a quarter-million dollars from a grocery store chain to advocate on its behalf, and who told no one about the arrangement, was just found not guilty on...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Maryland's governor won't be on the ballot, and the state is highly unlikely to play much of a role in the presidential election. But 2012 is nonetheless shaping up to be a riveting year in Maryland politics. Here are four major stories to watch in the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:57 AM
It's been more than a quarter century since someone other than Thomas V. Mike Miller was president of the Maryland Senate and almost a decade since House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch was first chosen for his post.
Today, when the two chambers of...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
State Sen. Nancy Jacobs said Tuesday she will announce her candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District this week, making her the latest state lawmaker to jump into a House race for the 2012 election.
Jacobs, who stepped down as Republican Senate leader...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Nearly a half-dozen Maryland state lawmakers are hoping to exploit the nation's anti-incumbent mood with campaigns for Congress that focus heavily on Washington's dysfunction.
Two Republican state senators, David Brinkley of Frederick County and Nancy...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The White House has proposed a modest half-percent pay raise for civilian federal employees beginning next year — a move that would affect thousands of Maryland workers.
If the across-the-board raise is approved by Congress, it would end a two-...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The Maryland Democratic Party got through more than two hours of its annual pre-session legislative luncheon in Annapolis Tuesday with nothing but love and peace and harmony in the air. Then, right at the end, came the dissension.
After Gov. Martin O'...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 1:07 PM
All politics is local. All candidates for Congress are not.
At least eight candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland — including four prominent contenders — are running this year in congressional districts that do not...