| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:45 PM
In Washington, what isn't said is often important, too.
Without including a word in the bipartisan budget deal that reopened federal agencies on Thursday, Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin paved the way for a 1 percent pay raise for...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:31 PM
A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Wednesday that the deal approved by Congress to reopen the federal government would also allow President Barack Obama to go forward with his plan to offer a...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Their government has failed to keep the doors open and has told federal workers to stay off the job as the political parties fight over spending and health care in austere times.
Now Congress and President Barack Obama are sending this message to the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:32 PM
A grinning teenage girl confesses to the camera in a YouTube video sponsored by the Howard County Public Library that she checks her texts and emails "an inappropriate number of times a day." With a quick laugh and a shrug, she seems to say, "Who doesn't?...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Lawmakers in Congress made no progress Tuesday on ending the budget impasse that has thrown federal agencies in Maryland and elsewhere into the first government shutdown since 1996.
There was little indication that either side was prepared to negotiate,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:57 PM
After Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates during the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips off the Horn of Africa in 2009, the merchant mariner became an overnight star, lauded as a hero for sacrificing himself to save his cargo ship's crew....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:22 AM
One can scarcely blame an appropriately-outraged Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for calling on AIG's Robert Benmosche to step down after the CEO compared the public criticism of the generous bonuses given top finance industry executives to lynchings in the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called for the head of AIG to resign over comments he made comparing outrage over executive bonuses to lynchings that took place...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will jump into the 2014 race for governor Tuesday, setting the stage for what is likely to be a fiercely competitive contest for the Democratic nomination.
Gansler, 50, will formally launch his campaign...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:28 PM
U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes joined the list of Maryland Democratic elected officials to have endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's candidacy for governor Monday, giving Brown the support of half of the state's congressional delegation.