| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
A House of Representatives hearing into the scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service devolved into a bizarre bit of political theater on Wednesday when the committee's Republican chairman closed down the proceeding before the ranking Democrat,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:51 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration laid out a framework on Thursday for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades.
The plan was...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:32 AM
The Republican lobbyist who was seemingly grandstanding all week about introducing legislation to ban out players from the NFL has released the text of the proposed bill.
"The American Decency Act of 2014" — which has, let's be clear, almost...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The Social Security Administration plans to streamline its review of disability claims for veterans starting next month, shaving weeks off the process by which it determines benefits, officials are set to announce Wednesday.
The Woodlawn-based agency...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:33 AM
U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger joined the family of slain University of Virginia lacrosse player and Cockeysville native Yeardley Love and Towson University officials Tuesday morning to announce a House of Representatives bill that would make May 3, the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Bills before the Maryland Senate and House would prevent the use of public college and university funds to support scholarly involvement in academic organizations that have voted to boycott Israel. The legislation is a serious threat to academic freedom,...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Even his supporters must have gotten a chuckle out of House Speaker John Boehner's declaration that immigration reform is in its death throes in his chamber because President Barack Obama can't be trusted to enforce whatever law they pass. As a bit of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:00 PM
There should be no question that President Barack Obama gave a moving State of the Union speech ("Obama makes America proud," Jan. 30).
There was even some humor when he said even a bartender's son could rise to become the Speaker of the House of...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:13 PM
This winter, Katherine Hackett is wearing a hat and coat around her Connecticut house. In order to save on heating costs, she keeps her thermostat set at 58 degrees. After 17 years in the health-care industry, after raising two sons who are now in the...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Data collection, Benghazi and ObamaCare were the chief concerns of Bel Air residents when they met with Maryland Congressman Andy P. Harris for a town hall meeting Friday evening.
The Bel Air town hall was standing room only as attendees wrote down...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:49 PM
President Barack Obama briefly reiterated his commitment to LGBT equality around the globe in a section of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, but he did not address the stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act or whether he would issue an...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:51 PM
A small group of protesters seeking an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy met Republican members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers arrived on the Eastern Shore for an annual policy retreat.
The protesters, organized by a group...