In one of Maryland's first large campaign events of the 2012 election, Democratic leaders rallied in Silver Spring Wednesday for President Barack Obama — but also for a competitive congressional race recently made competitive by redistricting.
A group that advocates for black firefighters wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate what it describes as "systemic discrimination in hiring, discipline and recruitment" in the Baltimore Fire Department.
The descendants of Holocaust victims, the survivors and the French railroad continue a lengthy battle over history and fairness — specifically whether the rail company should be liable for transporting some 76,000 Jews and others to Nazi death camps.
President Barack Obama is prepared to offer states that have embraced the administration's key education reform initiatives, including Maryland, a break from the rigid goals of the No Child Left Behind Act, senior officials say.
By By Liz Bowie and John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun
Federal employee unions lashed out at President Barack Obama's proposal Monday to make civilian federal workers contribute more of their pay to their retirement plans as part of a proposal to trim budget deficits.
Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks stripped the nation of its sense of invulnerability and realigned politics in a way not seen since the height of the Cold War, the impact on voters and candidates is beginning to wane, experts and elected officials say.
For Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin and other liberal Democrats in the Senate who are up for election next year, the decision Tuesday to vote for the compromise to raise the nation's debt ceiling was grueling. But unlike in the House, a majority of Senate Democrats backed the deal.
Reflecting the difficulty members across the country faced over the bipartisan proposal to raise the debt ceiling, Maryland's lawmakers split their support — though not along party lines — in a landmark vote Monday.
Maryland's two Republican members of the House of Representatives were among the final holdouts for the GOP plan to raise the debt ceiling — and were part of a group of lawmakers that moved the proposal to the right.
With the debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling heading into its final stretch, President Barack Obama will visit the University of Maryland on Friday for a town hall meeting the White House said will be focused on the economy
A leading national credit rating agency said it will take a second look at Maryland's gold-plated credit status because of the ongoing debate in Congress over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit.