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  • Cardin, Mikulski urge Obama to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
  • Congress seeks to have hospitals justify tax-exempt status

    Proposals in the Maryland General Assembly to define which patients are eligible for financial assistance at hospitals are getting an unexpected push from Congress, which might soon consider legislation aimed at making nonprofit hospitals justify their...
  • Casey gives Godiva, receives peanuts

    Casey gives Godiva, receives peanuts
    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey gifted the chocolate of the top two percent and in return received the nut of the middle class. It was the Senate's second annual bipartisan Secret Santa Monday evening and for the second year in a row, the Pennsylvania Democrat...
  • Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control

    Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber. "It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
  • House votes to block enforcement of light bulb rules

     
    A spending bill aimed at preventing a federal government shutdown would block enforcement of new energy-efficiency rules for light bulbs, letting old-style incandescent bulbs stay around a bit longer. The provision was a high priority of congressional...
  • Casey has more than $1 million going into 2011

     
    Sen. Bob Casey had about $1.3 million on hand at the end of 2010, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. The cash puts Casey right in the middle of his......
  • Sunday shows: Steven Chu and that's about it

     
    Also, Rand Paul, Jeff Sessions, Jeff Bingaman, Carl Levin, Joe Lieberman, Michael Chertoff, Lindsey Graham, Jack Reed, Jim Jordan and John McCain....
  • Gas prices spur move to open offshore drilling in California, Alaska, East Coast [Updated]

     
    With high gas prices once again becoming a high-octane political issue, House Republicans on Tuesday launched a drive to open up more coastal areas to oil drilling, including a stretch off Southern California. The pro-production legislation comes a day...
  • Sens. Webb, Warner renew call for offshore drilling in Virginia

    Sens. Webb, Warner renew call for offshore drilling in Virginia
    U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, again asked the Obama administration to open the state’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration. In a letter Friday to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, the pair said that...
  • Virginia Beach congressman Rigell pushes for offshore drilling

    Virginia Beach congressman Rigell pushes for offshore drilling
    Days after Virginia’s U.S. senators made an appeal to open the state’s coast to offshore drilling, Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, said he will introduce House legislation asking for the same. Speaking from his Washington office, the...
  • Offshore drilling bill stalls in the Senate

    Offshore drilling bill stalls in the Senate
    An effort to overhaul the nation’s offshore drilling practices, which includes opening Virginia’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration, stalled in a Senate committee on Thursday. Discussion on the bill, which could direct millions of...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players
    As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...