Now that Chuck Hagel has been nominated by President Obama as defense secretary, his record is sure to be intensely scrutinized -- even more than it was when he was a senator. These books provide a more detailed look at his political rise and his views.
A $60 billion emergency spending bill that would provide federal aid to states still recovering from Hurricane Sandy would guarantee additional money for Maryland and subtly change the way administration officials determine eligibility for disaster relief.
WASHINGTON -- Human rights legislation crafted by Sen. Ben Cardin and targeted at abuses in Russia sailed through the U.S. Senate on a bipartisan vote Thursday and is headed for President Obama's signature.
A controversial human rights bill targeted at Russia that was crafted by Sen. Ben Cardin is set to win congressional approval Wednesday despite a diplomatic brouhaha that has left the White House queasy and the Kremlin outraged.
President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman. But neither development is likely to push Maryland's governor off the national stage.
It was almost anti-climactic at the polls in Westminster on Tuesday afternoon. After a year of robo-calls, tons of campaign literature, debates and nonstop news coverage, election day came to Carroll County, and reports indicate heavy and steady voter turnout.
In the final weeks of the grueling campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Marylanders are playing a big role in the effort to turn out the vote in states like Virginia and Pennsylvania — both of which will be far more important than the Free State in deciding who will live in the White House next year.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge endorsed Daniel Bongino in his uphill campaign for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, becoming the latest in a string of high-profile Republicans who have backed the former Secret Service agent's first run for office.