WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's decision to retire in 2016 has thrust Maryland into an unexpected contest for that coveted seat and could put several House districts in play for the first time in more than a decade.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's startling announcement Monday that she will not seek reelection in 2016 after a four-decade career in elected office set off a political free-for-all as Maryland's most powerful Democrats began to position themselves for the opportunity to run for a rare open seat.
For the sake of our children and grandchildren I implore us, the United States people, to ask our elected officials to ensure that we set an example and lead with political, economic and diplomatic policies that cut off weapons, funding and support for the Islamic State. Answering violence with violence cannot lead to peace.
Hundreds of people, including top city and state officials, on Monday mourned the death of longtime Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. at a funeral held at Morgan State University's Fine Arts Center.
WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that evaluates nursing homes will consider more information in its ranking system -- including the use of anti-psychotic medication -- after news reports and lawmakers last year raised questions about the system¿s integrity.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told a gathering of federal employees on Wednesday that he anticipates an "unprecedented and extremely damaging assault" on federal employees this year by the GOP-controlled Congress.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night and approved a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members in both parties raised objections to portions of the massive spending measure.
Dr. Donald C. Chambers, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies and was a national educational examiner in his field, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Nov. 26 at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 78 and had lived in Timonium and Pikesville.
175th anniversary of Baltimore City College, the third largest high school in the nation, highly competitive to get into, a huge feeder school for kids from Roland Park and Mount Washington (No. 1 and 2 in the ranking of where City College kids come from).
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings appeared to call Wednesday for U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to step down over a series of recent security breaches at the White House -- becoming the first member of Congress to do so -- but then later softened his stance on the matter.
Over the past month, I've had the opportunity to sit down with focus groups of women — in business, education, and the military — to discuss some of these disparities. What I learned goes beyond the long-standing and well publicized pay gap.
Now that the NFL and the NFL Players Association have implemented human growth hormone testing as part of a revised performance-enhancing drug policy, Ravens veteran defensive end Chris Canty is hoping that ensures a level playing field.
Two Maryland lawmakers joined Amtrak and Obama administration officials at Penn Station Monday to call for long-term federal funding of transportation projects – pointing to the Baltimore's 141-year-old passenger rail tunnel as a prime example of the need.
After more than two years, the Office of Personnel Management released guidelines for phased retirement on Thursday, but not before it missed at least a few people who have already retired or have plans to.
Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Five members of Maryland¿s congressional delegation said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising questions about Goodell's decision.
Two weeks after the Social Security Administration received a report criticizing management for a dysfunctional, $300 million computer system agency officials provided only a cursory summary of the findings at an official meeting of a committee overseeing the project, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.
The Social Security Administration has spent nearly $300 million to develop a computer system to speed processing of disability claims, but the system still isn't working after six years, according to a newly released report.