Arguing that he needs more time to fix the nation's sluggish economy, President Barack Obama formally accepted his party's nomination for a second term Thursday while stressing that voters will face a stark choice in November that could affect their lives for decades to come.
When he was growing up, Maryland defensive end A.J. Francis idolized The Rock, Charles Barkley and Reggie White, and he possesses elements of each — the girth, the candor, the ability to menace a quarterback.
Maryland's delegation predictably split along party lines over the House of Representatives' latest effort Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's national health care law -- with two state Republicans backing the repeal and six Democrats opposing it.
Rep. Steny Hoyer's decision to support same-sex marriage could bring a powerful ally to efforts in Maryland to retain the gay marriage law in the state. A source close to Hoyer said Friday that the Democratic House leader will "oppose efforts to repeal the new Maryland law."
Democrats moved rapidly to coalesce around the first-time candidate on Wednesday, signaling the beginning of a general election fight for the state's westernmost district that will dominate the political landscape this year and help decide control of the House of Representatives.
Gov. Martin O'Malley will back state Sen. Rob Garagiola in his bid to capture the nomination in the 6th Congressional District, a significant get for a candidate who has faced a stronger than expected challenge from Potomac banker John Delaney late in the campaign.
Making what should have been a victory lap through Maryland on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was forced to defend his conservative credentials after an aide referred to his campaign as an "Etch A Sketch."
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.
Democrats in the House of Representatives will hold their annual issues conference in Cambridge this week as they look for a way to craft a message to reclaim control of the chamber. President Barack Obama will address the group Friday.
The road to re-election for Rep. Donna Edwards cleared Wednesday, Jan. 11 with the withdrawal of Glenn Ivey, her chief rival in the 4th Congressional District Democratic primary. Ivey, the former Prince George's County state's attorney, said he was quitting the race because he was unable …
The mission is as secret as the agency itself: Maryland's congressional delegation is working quietly to land the FBI headquarters in Prince George's County. Lawmakers have been working behind the scenes to prepare for what will likely become a competition with Virginia for 12,000 federal jobs.
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.
Marylanders from nearly every walk of life could be affected by across-the-board budget cuts starting in 2013 as a result of the congressional supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement to trim the nation's spiraling budget deficits.
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.