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  • Interest rates to double on new student loans

    Interest rates to double on new student loans
    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...
  • Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling

    Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling
    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...
  • Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate

    Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate
    In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
  • St. Mary's College president asks board not to renew his contract

    St. Mary's College president asks board not to renew his contract
    St. Mary's College of Maryland President Joseph R. Urgo has asked the college's board of trustees not to renew his contract, effectively resigning under pressure from the public liberal arts college after intense questions and criticism of him about...
  • Andy Harris to deliver Republican address on Obamacare

    Andy Harris to deliver Republican address on Obamacare
    Days after voting again to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, congressional Republicans have tapped Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland to deliver their weekly address. “As a physician for nearly thirty years who helped mothers...
  • President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges

    President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges
    Remarks by President Barack Obama this afternoon at Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore, from the White House.   THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Baltimore!  (Applause.)  Well, it is wonderful to see all of you.  Give Duncan a big round of applause for the great...
  • President talks economy, jobs in Baltimore

    President talks economy, jobs in Baltimore
    As he traveled through Baltimore to promote his jobs agenda on Friday, President Barack Obama found himself sitting near a 29-year-old man who was uncertain how to reset his life after being released from prison two years ago. In one of the few...
  • Scenes from the inauguration

    Scenes from the inauguration
    Some came with their kids, not wanting to miss the opportunity to impart a message of political leadership in a live civics classroom hundreds of thousands of people strong. Others arrived with their own place in history in mind, considering President...
  • Marylanders head elsewhere to drum up votes

    Marylanders head elsewhere to drum up votes
    With primary battles settled, the conventions over and the general election less than two months away, Democrats and Republicans now turn to the end game: reaching out to persuade the few remaining undecided voters that their nominee is the one to solve...
  • Congress approves additional Sandy aid

    Congress approves additional Sandy aid
    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...
  • Delaney hires chief, Hill staff

    The newest member of Maryland's congressional delegation has hired two Capitol Hill veterans to lead his office while retaining two members of his campaign staff in key positions. Democrat John Delaney, who ousted 10-term Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in last...
  • Hoyer, Van Hollen: No more cuts to federal workforce

    As the fiscal cliff looms, two of Maryland's most influential congressmen have a message for those looking to the federal workforce for more savings: Look somewhere else. "Federal workers have already been asked to sacrifice as part of the budget cuts...