For the second time in a year, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to restrict the federal government from penalizing states for missing pollution-reduction goals. The measure was again pushed by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., who accuses the EPA of "hijacking states’ water quality strategies."
As Washington lawmakers work on a deal to fund the federal government, Gov. Larry Hogan has asked U.S. Senate leaders to kill a House proposal to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority in Chesapeake Bay cleanup work.
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein faced sharp questioning Wednesday from congressional Republicans following revelations that two officials assigned to the department’s ongoing Russia probe exchanged text messages critical of President Donald J. Trump during last year’s campaign.
Maryland's largest jails are wrestling with a new Obama administration program to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records, embracing some provisions but rejecting a central component that has drawn ire from immigration advocates.
A decade after Sept. 11, 2001, Congress had become deeply divided over the sweeping surveillance powers it had granted the government in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. So when it came time to reauthorize the legislation, lawmakers kept the intelligence community on what they imagined was a short leash: a four-year extension.
Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence investigation.
Asylum requests by former gang members are now working their way up to appeals courts — forcing judges to better define the sometimes murky requirements that spell out which immigrants may be granted haven here.
WASHINGTON — The U.S Justice Department on Wednesday invited thousands of federal convicts to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities.
By By Ian Duncan and Timothy M. Phelps and The Baltimore Sun
Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. Is President Obama abdicating his constitutional duties? To answer, one must consider both the relevant text of the ACA and any legal precedent that considers whether the executive branch enjoys the discretion that it claims to have. Fortunately
The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax.
WASHINGTON — Online shoppers would be more likely to pay state sales tax on purchases under legislation advanced in the Senate Monday — but as a result of legislative maneuvering in Annapolis, Marylanders could also wind up paying less for gas.