| May 29, 2013
| 5:15 AM
There's a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After a hundred years of failed attempts, health insurance reform became the law of the land three years ago, and...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:39 PM
The Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws on Thursday that would spend billions more on border security while granting millions of undocumented immigrants a shot at U.S. citizenship.
But as supporters celebrated the rare...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Just when Washington looked like it was completely preoccupied with the scandals, real and imaginary, swirling around the White House, a group of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate managed the unexpected (and, these days, extraordinary): They...
| May 22, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Maryland's newest member of the House of Representatives introduced his first bill on Wednesday, a new infrastructure funding proposal that has won bipartisan support in an otherwise divided Congress.
Rep. John Delaney, the Potomac Democrat who has...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:39 PM
"We cherish too, the Poppy red / That grows on fields where valor led, / It seems to signal to the skies / That blood of heroes never dies."
— "We Shall Keep the Faith" by Moina Michael
For many Marylanders, Memorial Day is the unofficial...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:47 AM
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...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland used a rare opportunity to speak on behalf of the Republican Party on Saturday to tie the unfolding IRS scandal to President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul of the nation's health care system.
Noting that the Internal...
| Jun 22, 2013
As a multimillion-dollar national campaign launches Sunday to enroll Americans in the nation's new health care program, Maryland officials have already begun enlisting local groups in a similar drive.
In one example, 200 Christian, Jewish and Muslim...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A generational shift within the Maryland Republican Party picked up steam Tuesday as a veteran GOP senator called an end to her legislative career and a conservative favorite launched an audacious challenge to an incumbent Democratic congressman.
| May 9, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Kweisi Mfume was named the new chair of Morgan State University's Board of Regents on Tuesday, more than three months after his predecessor was ousted amid a public battle over university leadership.
Mfume quickly signaled that university President David...
| May 12, 2013
Six months after Maryland, Maine and Washington voters endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box, two more states have adopted laws allowing gay couples to marry, and a third is poised to join them. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Delaware adopted a same-...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
While I enjoy the rants of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in his weekly column, at some point I must say, "Enough is enough, Bob." As a former IRS employee and now a tax journalist, I have been following the IRS "scandal" closely and must dispute...