House Democrats should take a page from Dwight Eisenhower when setting their legislative agenda and think bigger, particularly on the problem of work-family balance. Instead of aiming to pass a paid leave bill that covers the first few months of a child’s life, we should look to cover years 2-5.
Dr. Ben Carson, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who was chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, appears to be well positioned for confirmation when the Republican-led Senate convenes in January.
WASHINGTON — Maryland's newest member of the House of Representatives, Democrat John Delaney, was sworn into office Thursday amid a flurry of symbolism and celebration but also apprehension over issues left unresolved by the last Congress.
GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney released 37 new Maryland endorsements on Tuesday, including Anne Arundel County state Sen. Bryan W. Simonaire and Baltimore County Del. William J. Frank. Recent polls show Romney running even or slightly behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich among likely Republican voters nationally. But in terms of organization and endorsements, Romney appears to be leading in traditionally blue Maryland. Romney unveiled his first round of endorsements in the state in September.