Army Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt, a Gaithersburg reservist, is one of four servicewomen suing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to end the long-standing policy that excludes women from serving in direct combat.
Former members of Congress from Maryland have found new ways to continue their service. Several of them now report a kind of relief at having left the endless fundraising, the unrelenting schedule and the partisan rancor behind
A bipartisan coalition of elected officials, business leaders and high-profile political aides — including former chiefs of staff to O'Malley and Ehrlich — are launching a state chapter of the national Campaign to Fix the Debt. The organization is pressing Congress to put party politics aside and quickly resolve spiraling budget deficits.