Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and threatened further changes if he is not satisfied.
Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to what they see as the larger battle: The contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system.
As he runs for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has hosted politically influential guests — including lobbyists, campaign contributors and union leaders — in the state's skybox at Redskins stadium, records show.
Congress Wednesday night approved a bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year, a measure that will send tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland back to work.
President Barack Obama told thousands of students at Prince George's Community College on Thursday that his signature health care law is "here to stay," despite a renewed intense debate over the law taking place over the law in Congress.
On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, state, local and city leaders gathered in Annapolis last week for the dedication of ¿the nation¿s first memorial to the 250,000 foot soldiers of the March.¿
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of the march. Baltimore-area civil rights groups are scrambling to keep up with the demand for bus reservations.
Rep. Donna Edwards, a 4th Congressional District Democrat who represents most of Laurel, will hold a job fair for her constituents on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex, Field House, 8001 Sherriff Road, in Hyattsville.
Local police officers, firefighters and rescue personnel gathered at Granville Gude Park on Tuesday evening for Laurel's annual National Night Out. Laurel's event featured the Laurel Police Department, Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Prince George's County Fire Department bomb squad, as well as a number of community organizations. A disc jockey played music throughout the evening, and a moon bounce and climbing wall were set up on the field.
As you move through the ordinary activities of your everyday life, you're leaving an electronic trail rich in data about your whereabouts, your interests and your relationships. That's information of keen interest — and not only to marketers. As recent revelations about two National Security Agency surveillance programs show, at least some of those digital details are being collected and analyzed by the government.
Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin and its partners bring an F-35 "cockpit demonstrator" to the Baltimore area to show elected officials and the media what the fighter jet can do — a counter to years of stories and Congressional hearings about delays, technical problems and massive cost overruns.
Maryland District 4 Rep. Donna Edwards spoke to constituents Saturday at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, addressing economic concerns and outlining her current priorities. Edwards, a Democrat who represents parts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, provided coffee for attendees and took questions for more than an hour. Edwards began by discussing the federal government's March spending cuts, which may result in multiple furlough days for federal workers. If two parents with
Rep. Donna Edwards, a Democrat who represents the 4th congressional district, will host a coffee and conversation hour with Laurel constituents Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road.
Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House subcommittee on Wednesday to forgo a requirement included in a Senate resolution they said unfairly advantages Maryland as the two states compete to land a possible new FBI headquarters.
Rep. Donna Edwards, a Prince George's County Democrat, is again ranked among the most liberal members of the House of Representatives, according to an annual review of roll call votes by National Journal.
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, both scheduled for the coming week, will recognize more than a dozen area residents for their work in human relations, community service, civil rights and improving the lives of others.
In a letter to the editor of the Laurel Leader, a reader suggests voting 'no' on Question 5, which would be a vote against adopting the state's Congressional redistricting that moved Laurel out of Rep. Steny Hoyer's congressional district.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and the ruling Democrats in Annapolis worked hard to draw a new congressional map that could force a Republican from office. But the result is such a contorted tangle of districts that even some Democrats have declined to support it.
With the recent redrawing of Maryland's congressional districts, U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards could soon be representing the city of Laurel if she's re-elected in November. On Wednesday, she took the time to meet with some of her future District 4 constituents: volunteers at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club.
While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted.