| 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...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:56 PM
It is hard to imagine any city in the nation being more reviled by Americans these days than Washington.
The standoff last week among the White House, Senate and House of Representatives as the clock wound down on the country’s ability to pay its...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. The Sykesville resident...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:30 AM
For Eric Bouchat, being redrawn into District 9A was a homecoming of sorts. The Republican candidate for the House of Delegates is a Howard County native, graduated from Howard High School in 1985 and lived in Howard County for several years before moving...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said in a statement that federal employees should expect to return to work on Thursday.
"Now that the bill has passed the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:19 AM
While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase in...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Republican Senator Dean Heller, the junior Senator from Nevada, announced Monday his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which likely makes him the crucial 60th vote in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attempt to get the bill...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Most Americans believe that a person should not be discriminated against in the workplace because of sexual orientation. Polls have shown this consistently and strongly for years. So it shouldn't be too much of a shock if the U.S. Senate this week...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Rather than shut down parks, cancel Naval Academy football and furlough federal employees, we should refuse to pay any congressional salaries until a settlement is reached ("No shutdown deal in sight," Oct. 2). As a group, with the exception of a few, the...