| Mar 23, 2013
| 6:48 PM
— Gov. Martin O'Malley took the stage Saturday at a high school in this early presidential primary state, telling an auditorium of South Carolina Democrats that his principles worked in Maryland — and they'd work elsewhere.
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:02 PM
The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow businesses to share information with the federal government that could help thwart cybersecurity threats, despite concerns from privacy advocates and opposition from the White House.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The 2014 elections in Howard County will offer a plethora of intriguing storylines, most notably a possible run for governor by term-limited County Executive Ken Ulman.
But the retirement announcements last week of two state delegates and a state...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:56 PM
As the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session winds down in Annapolis, Harford's lawmakers said they have been kept busy this year with prominent bills, including a repeal of the death penalty, stricter gun controls and higher taxes.
All of Harford's...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Del. Frank Turner said he doesn't like increasing the gas tax, but "to do nothing is irresponsible." Turner, a Columbia Democrat, served as Democratic floor leader for the heated gas tax debate, which was eventually passed by the House of Delegates, 76 to...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Labor unions representing federal employees reacted angrily to the $3.8 trillion budget unveiled Wednesday by President Barack Obama, who proposed trimming $20 billion from federal retirement benefits — reopening a debate many Democrats felt had...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:07 PM
With the season for legislating over in Maryland as of last Monday, the season for raising cash for campaigns has begun.
For the next nine months, until the General Assembly convenes in Annapolis Jan. 8, candidates for the legislature, governorship and...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: a significant increase in campaign cash.
The Maryland Democrat, who...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Food safety groups are ramping up pressure on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski over language included in a government funding bill that would make it harder for courts to block the planting of genetically engineered crops.
The language, tucked into...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Is the Iraq war to blame for the mess we are in?
Now, I should qualify that question by explaining "mess" and "we." By "mess," I mean the dawn of Barack Obama's second term, the predictably catastrophic rollout of Obamacare, the exploding debt and...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Everything that everyone loathes about Washington was present in the "fiscal cliff" bill just passed by Congress. It is 153 pages long; most members probably hadn't read all of it before voting on it; it was delivered in the middle of the night; it was...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Lord help us, they're talking race again.
"They" meaning Republicans and Democrats. Race is a critical, sensitive and sometimes painful issue with relevance to everything from environmental policy to education reform to criminal justice to media to...