| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Rep. Steny Hoyer called plans to extend some benefits to same-sex partners of military personnel “an important step in the right direction” – but said more change is needed.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....
| Oct 14, 2012
Wall Street might have turned its back on Democrats this election, but that's not the case among Maryland investment firms.
The vast majority of contributions to candidates by T. Rowe Price employees went to Democrats. And Democrats were the...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:52 PM
The agency charged with overseeing federal buildings said Monday it will begin reviewing sites for a new FBI headquarters, formally launching a competition that has quietly pitted Maryland against its neighbors for more than a year.
State and local...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Rep. Steny Hoyer deserves praise for his comments earlier this week acknowledging that Democrats need to be willing to put Social Security and Medicare on the table as part of a comprehensive solution for our nation's debt problem.
To achieve the type...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, locked out of pursuing a higher leadership role in this Congress, formally requested another term as the top-ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee in a letter to his colleagues Tuesday.
| Oct 10, 2010
Constellation Energy Group walked away this weekend from federal financing negotiations for a proposed third nuclear reactor at Calvert Cliffs in a move that casts the project into doubt and threatens to erase thousands of jobs to build and operate the...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:03 PM
At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
| May 2, 2011
I just returned from a 10-day human rights delegation to Colombia sponsored by Witness for Peace. While we were in the midst of our intensive meetings in Valle del Cauca, Northern Cauca, and Bogota, we discovered that a high profile-American delegation...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:41 PM
National independent political groups that played a significant role in last year's midterm elections are beginning to engage again in competitive House districts in Illinois, Florida and other states, though so far they've pulled their punches in what...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:20 AM
In 2001, when Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed a five-member advisory commission on the redrawing of legislative and congressional district lines, some questioned whether the entire exercise — including a dozen public hearings — would all...