| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:20 PM
The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment Thursday of a senior Baltimore prosecutor and a lawyer at the Homeland Security Department as new federal judges to sit on the Maryland bench.
George J. Hazel, who was the top deputy in the Baltimore State's...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:20 PM
As the prime minster of Tunisia visits the White House on Friday to discuss his nation's move toward democracy, Maryland officials are pressing him to resolve an international kidnapping case they say speaks directly to whether the country will honor...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:39 AM
If you've ever been at one of Baltimore's ballparks with a souvenir Orioles or Ravens cup in hand, it was most likely made by Savage-based Acme Paper and Supply Co.
The family-run business, born in Baltimore in the 1940s, has been with the Orioles for...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:14 AM
My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
| Apr 8, 2014
By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:15 PM
After a marathon voting session that lasted into the early morning hours Thursday, the Columbia Democratic Club has made its endorsements for this June's Democratic primary elections.
According to a press release from the group, endorsed candidates...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The marvel of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, which the House of Representatives approved this week, is that for a piece of legislation that's essentially dead on arrival in the Senate, it's going to live on as a political document from now until November....
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:46 PM
His final legislative session is over, but Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to have a restful last nine months in office.
As he weighs whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, political observers and those who have faced the same...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:37 PM
— Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts fast-track cases of incarcerated immigrants....
| Apr 19, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The three owners of Spencer Road stood calmly together Saturday, discussing the outcome of the 112th Grand National Steeplechase in Butler on a mild and sunny afternoon after their horse was involved in a photo finish.
The wait to determine that Spencer...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Last week's announcement by the U.S. State Department that a decision over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will be delayed pending a legal challenge in Nebraska was a prudent step that was also politically convenient for President Barack Obama...