Sen. Barbara Mikulski formally threatened to filibuster a bill to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service because of concerns she has about the proposed closing of Easton's mail processing center, the Maryland Democrat's office said Thursday.
Two Maryland Democrats who voted against a jobs bill that won House approval Thursday said they opposed the measure because it would roll back financial regulations intended to protect investors, including those created under the Sarbanes-Oxley law passed in the aftermath of the Enron scandal.
John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush, appeared at a fundraiser in Washington on Tuesday for Republican Senate candidate Richard J. Douglas, telling about two dozen supporters that Maryland ¿is a winnable state¿ for the GOP with the right candidate.
Opening a new line of attack in the contentious Democratic primary in Maryland¿s 6th Congressional District, State Sen. Rob Garagiola sent an e-mail to supporters Wednesday noting that his opponent, John Delaney, had made a political contribution to Republican Andy Harris in 2010.
Maryland's two Republican members of the House of Representatives were among the final holdouts for the GOP plan to raise the debt ceiling — and were part of a group of lawmakers that moved the proposal to the right.
After his failure to pass a debt limit increase plan Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner has a choice between trying to solidify his leadership and avoiding a catastrophic default on the nation's debts.
House Speaker John Boehner is crying politics over President Obama's insistence on raising the debt ceiling by enough to get past the next election, but there are good policy reasons for doing so as well.