A bipartisan plan to avoid federal spending reductions and tax increases that would hit Maryland especially hard won final approval Tuesday night in the House of Representatives even as outside groups warned that the bill would simply delay difficult decisions for a few months.
Hours before a midnight deadline would have ushered in an enormous tax hike on ordinary Americans, the White House reached a tentative deal with Congress on Monday to raise taxes on the wealthiest households while putting off tougher spending decisions for another battle in a couple of months.
By By Lisa Mascaro, Kathleen Hennessey, Michael A. Memoli and John Fritze and Tribune Newspapers
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- two of the most obnoxious people in the world -- are reproducing. Joe Flacco can't even claim the title of the NFL's most pathetic quarterback. And Hillary Clinton is in the hospital with a blood clot.
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was among law enforcement officials from around the country who met with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to curb gun violence.
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, locked out of pursuing a higher leadership role in this Congress, formally requested another term as the top-ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee in a letter to colleagues Tuesday.