| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Events such as the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt that left four Americans dead make Hasan Jalisi's work more difficult.
As president of the Maryland Muslim Council, the Baltimore County surgeon works with Christian, Jewish...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:55 PM
— Legislation by Sen. Ben Cardin to pressure Russia on human rights abuses is expected to win approval in Congress Thursday despite concerns that it will hurt already tenuous U.S. relations with the Kremlin.
The proposal — which requires the...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:30 PM
For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity.
Noorsalu is one of only a dozen helicopter pilots in the Estonian Air Force. The sole air defense service of the former Soviet...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visited Baltimore on Wednesday as part of a U.S. tour intended to build support for his country's bid to join NATO. Saakashvili visited the city to meet with Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat. He has also met with...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I watched 60 Minutes on Sunday and saw the anguish still being experienced by the Sandy Hook parents. Their grief has caused them to turn to action, and they are in Washington to lobby Congress to pass legislation that might prevent other gun tragedies....
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Human rights legislation crafted by Sen. Ben Cardin and targeted at abuses in Russia sailed through the U.S. Senate on a bipartisan vote Thursday and will now be signed by President Obama.
The provision requires the State Department to...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Until this year, the world would have been looking at the intensifying armed confrontation between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip with a sense of deja vu all over again.
But this is 2012, and the political map of the Middle East has changed...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:38 PM
For the soldiers of Task Force Raven in Afghanistan, the tempo is high, the roads are rough, and the work is dangerous.
The Maryland National Guardsmen, members of the 1297th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, carry equipment through insurgent-...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 3:03 PM
GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she was insulted Sunday morning when Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked her whether she is a “flake?”
“You have a history of questionable statements, some...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 12:54 PM
The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
Thankfully, Congress yesterday ended its collective denial and admitted it is completely irrelevant.
Senate leaders on Tuesday abandoned plans to force a vote on authorizing the U.S. war in...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 1:31 PM
There's a debate swirling in the country right now about the War Powers Act in relation to the war/non-war/"squirmish" in Libya.
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut funding for the Libyan war unless President Barack Obama seeks...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• Republicans don't like racial...