Personalities and political ideologies collided as Congressional candidates answered questions about the economy, energy, transportation and other topics at the League of Women Voters forum Thursday, March 8.
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.
Eight of Maryland¿s 10 members of Congress voted against a bi-partisan plan Friday to extend a national payroll tax holiday ¿ including two who were instrumental in crafting the deal ¿ citing concern over how the measure would affect federal employees.
Curley and Tagget are Ellicott City residents who have lost children to suicide. They shared bits of their stories with Sarbanes before asking him to do what he could to help in the effort to promote suicide prevention.
With all candidates now filed for the 2012 Congressional races, it's fair to say that Howard County's incumbent U.S. representatives Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes have a pretty easy path to re-election.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt on Friday threw out a lawsuit challenging Gov. Martin O'Malley's congressional redistricting map, rejecting the charge that the new district lines discriminate against African-Americans
Three federal judges expressed skepticism Tuesday that Maryland's political mapmakers intentionally diluted black voting power when they drew new congressional districts, as the map's opponents have argued.
A massive, $662 billion defense measure that authorizes hundreds of millions of dollars in spending on Maryland's military facilities cleared a final vote in the Senate Thursday and now heads to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law.
The 89-year-old mother of Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking cell phones, laptop computers and satellite equipment into the communist nation, released a video statement on Thursday appealing to President Raúl Castro for his release.
Maryland Republicans on Tuesday criticized a proposal to redraw the state's congressional map, saying a Democratic-controlled panel seeking to bolster the party's position would separate communities with like-minded views and fuse areas with little in common.
Postal workers from across the country took to the streets Tuesday to protest proposed layoffs and closures, including the shuttering of 41 offices in Maryland and eight in Baltimore. Union officials said they held rallies at every congressional district in the nation.
The descendants of Holocaust victims, the survivors and the French railroad continue a lengthy battle over history and fairness — specifically whether the rail company should be liable for transporting some 76,000 Jews and others to Nazi death camps.
For Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin and other liberal Democrats in the Senate who are up for election next year, the decision Tuesday to vote for the compromise to raise the nation's debt ceiling was grueling. But unlike in the House, a majority of Senate Democrats backed the deal.
Reflecting the difficulty members across the country faced over the bipartisan proposal to raise the debt ceiling, Maryland's lawmakers split their support — though not along party lines — in a landmark vote Monday.
Citing the growing number of consumer electronics products that wind up in landfills, Rep. John Sarbanes proposed Friday giving federal agencies $60 million over the next three years to promote recycling of computers and other items.