| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The best chance to get the U.S. Senate to do its job is not to withhold pay (although withholding campaign contributions might have done the trick) but to reform the Senate rules so that filibusters aren't used so routinely to gum up the works. Majority...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
The U.S. Senate hasn't passed a budget in four years, during which time our budget deficits have averaged $1.1 trillion a year. The national debt is $16 trillion and rising, and it is now more than 70 percent of GDP. Meanwhile, unfunded mandates for...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 7:38 AM
As the fiscal cliff looms, two of Maryland's most influential congressmen have a message for those looking to the federal workforce for more savings: Look somewhere else.
"Federal workers have already been asked to sacrifice as part of the budget cuts...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Harford County could get speed cameras, but if it does, Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane hopes to avoid the kind of controversy that recently hit Baltimore's camera system, with an investigation by The Baltimore Sun uncovering malfunctioning equipment...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth.
Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Rep. Donna Edwards, a Prince George's County Democrat, is again ranked among the most liberal members of the House of Representatives, according to an annual review of roll call votes by National Journal.
Edwards tied for first place in the rankings...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee vote on Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez was postponed hours before it was set to take place Wednesday, highlighting what appears to be a growing partisan fight over the confirmation of the former Maryland official. ...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday that he would expand the use of technology to block cell phone calls in Maryland corrections facilities, part of a set of reforms designed to "root out corruption" after a federal indictment alleged widespread gang...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown became the first candidate to join the 2014 Maryland governor's race Friday with a call to close the gap between rich and poor in education, health and economic opportunity.
Before a crowd at Prince George's Community College...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Saturday that Massachusetts congressman Ed Markey would make an "outstanding United States senator" but said he has no plans to campaign for his fellow Democrat, who is running in a special election to...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs — from answering phones to determining eligibility for claims — will be delayed if Congress fails to stop steep federal budget cuts from taking...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:02 AM
Del. Guy Guzzone, who had been considering a run for Howard County executive in 2014, has ruled out such a race and will seek re-election to the General Assembly.
Guzzone, who represents the east county 13th District, said Thuesday night that he had...