Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson will speak at a prominent conservative political rally next month, alongside the likes of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, the American Conservative Union said Wednesday.
The legislation proposed by Rep. Elijah Cummings and others to outlaw gun trafficking and add penalties for straw purchasers is an important idea, but its terms could be strengthened to make it more useful to prosecutors.
Immigration reform advocates, including a leading voice from Maryland, pressed President Obama on Tuesday for a pathway to citizenship for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, calling a bipartisan proposal under consideration in the U.S. Senate "unfair and not acceptable."
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee compensation — positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and paying for government operations.
The Supreme Court's health care decision gave a boost to President Barack Obama and Maryland Democrats on Thursday but left the political landscape unsettled as Republicans doubled down on threats to undo the landmark law, either in Congress or by way of the election in November.
When President Barack Obama comes to Baltimore for a fundraiser Tuesday at an Inner Harbor hotel, he'll first stop at the home of an Owings Mills developer who has kept a remarkably low profile despite having poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Democratic campaigns over the past decade.
The upheaval in today's Republican Party started after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 but didn't come to the fore until Newt Gingrich's takeover of the House in 1995. Now it has become a real threat to the nation.
A spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett sent an e-mail to House leadership aides arguing that the GOP is 'not playing this right,' in regard to the protracted debate over extending the payroll tax cut, according to the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call.
Congress takes a final vote to repeal a law that would have required governments to withhold 3 percent of contract awards to ensure that businesses paid their taxes. The idea was wildly unpopular and could have harmed the regional economy, business leaders say.