With Senate hearings complete, and a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court expected this coming week, a national discussion over the Constitution and the proper purpose and function of the Supreme Court has intensified.
You don’t need to overturn Roe to get rid of the right to abortion. Given the “undue burden” standard, all you need is a certain type of regulation and a certain type of new justice on the court, and the right can just be regulated away.
President Trump is expected to announce his choice for the Supreme Court Monday. But if a conservative court is to consider overturning Roe v. Wade for political reasons, it may be putting the high court's legitimacy at risk.
The media war this election season is going to be ugly, thanks to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy — both because of the upheaval caused by his retirement and because of his decision in Citizens United.
The Social Security Administration office at the Rotunda in North Baltimore is scheduled to close next month, an addition to a recent string of field office closures decried by activists and lawmakers.
Senate Republicans appeared poised to approve a major tax overhaul that would deliver President Donald J. Trump one of his first legislative victories while potentially changing the way thousands of Marylanders file their annual income taxes.
A small number of Republican senators soon face a "profile in courage" challenge as President Trump and his clique of advisers run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution, its guarantees and the national interest of the American people. Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 edge in the Senate, which must approve cabinet-level nominees, treaties and judicial appointments. No one has to switch parties, but a temporary alliance across party lines would halt the Trump-Bannon machine in its tracks.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski called for a return to civility in politics and vowed to continue serving Maryland as a private citizen during an emotional farewell speech on the Senate floor Wednesday in which she reflected on a career in office that has spanned more than four decades.
House Democrats, frustrated over the lack of progress on gun control, staged a sit-in on the chamber's floor Wednesday, and vowed not to leave until Republican leaders allowed a vote on a proposal to ban people on terrorism watch lists from buying firearms.
High prescription drug prices make most Americans' blood boil, with the same drugs costing up to six times more here than in Western Europe, where drug prices are regulated. However, one cause of high prices has received scant attention: the delays in bringing generic drugs to the market.
Everyday citizens can bring about an end to world poverty. That's the message being spread by the Laurel chapter of RESULTS, a national network of 110 grassroots citizen lobbies that is marking its 35th anniversary this year.
When Barbara A. Mikulski first stepped onto the Senate floor in 1987, she saw only one other female senator. They were required to wear skirts and were prohibited from using the male-only gym. But as the retiring Maryland Democrat prepares to relinquish the title of "dean of the Senate women," she leaves a political environment that is fundamentally changed — from access to the treadmills to the possibility that a woman could ascend to the presidency.
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration announced Thursday it will continue to provide benefit verification letters at field offices, reversing an earlier plan to cut that service that had led to criticism from members of the public and some lawmakers in Congress.
The Social Security Administration applies inconsistent criteria when deciding whether to close its field offices, and it rarely involves local officials or the public in the process, a Senate committee says in a bipartisan report to be released Wednesday.