| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs office in Baltimore — under fire for being one of the worst-performing in the country — gave out a total of $64,000 in bonuses to its employees over the past three years, agency records show.
| Sep 22, 2013
| 10:36 AM
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski threw her support behind Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Sunday in the 2014 governor’s race, praising him as “a man of honor and a man of commitment."
For Mikulski, her endorsement of Brown and his running mate,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:28 PM
U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes joined the list of Maryland Democratic elected officials to have endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's candidacy for governor Monday, giving Brown the support of half of the state's congressional delegation.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will jump into the 2014 race for governor Tuesday, setting the stage for what is likely to be a fiercely competitive contest for the Democratic nomination.
Gansler, 50, will formally launch his campaign...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:30 AM
In its never-ending quest to be the pay version of Moveon.org, The Sun conveniently forgets to mention a few items in its recent editorial ("Dog days in D.C.," Sept. 27). First of all, congressional leaders such as Sen. Harry Reid, Rep. Steny Hoyer and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:28 AM
A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:34 AM
It's a beautiful thing: Thousands of people in Western Maryland — that cradle of rural conservatism and fed-up secessionists who want to declare their independence as the country's 51st state — are now eligible for affordable health...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I applaud Rep. Steny Hoyer for voting to cut Big Agriculture's wasteful subsidies ("New farm bill dies in House in GOP revolt," June 21).
Since 1995, $18 billion in taxpayer subsidies have gone to junk food ingredients such as soy oils and high-fructose...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act — and more recent efforts to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — underscores just how dramatically views on the divisive issue have changed...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:45 PM
This year's farm bill would have made substantive changes to nearly every commodity program operated by the federal government except the sugar program ("House again fails to pass farm bill," June 20). While an amendment offering modest reforms was...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Financial aid directors at Maryland colleges hope that members of Congress will return from their July 4 recess and reverse the doubling of the interest rate on new federal loans for financially needy students.
"I am actually hoping they come to their...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress.
Curious what they think? Here are excerpts from...