| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act — and more recent efforts to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — underscores just how dramatically views on the divisive issue have changed...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:31 AM
A prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long career in which his stance on gay issues has increasingly put...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Federal funding announced Monday ensures that federally-contracted air traffic control towers, like the tower at Hagerstown Regional Airport, will remain open through September 2014.
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Visiting Washington County Monday morning, Maryland U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin stopped by the Mack/Volvo Powertrain factory north of Hagerstown as part of his “Made in Maryland” tour in support of quality jobs across the state.
Prior to touring the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Do the people of the United States know that the U.S. Senate voted favorably on several amendments to the gun control bill? A majority of senators approved amendments requiring background checks for online and gun show purchases, providing special...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As one of the owners of H&S Bakery, which employs hundreds of Marylanders, I was disappointed that your May 21 article, "Policy pits candy against sugar," did not mention how the federal sugar subsidy program negatively affects bakeries in our state....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Two months after American voters made it clear they want effective government — and two years before the U.S. Senate's next opportunity to reform its broken rules — that "do nothing" chamber appears poised to fix its filibuster. In its present...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:33 PM
President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it.
Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:30 AM
We wish to recognize the leadership of U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin on behalf of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. LWCF is the program that ensures Maryland has the resources our parks, forests, and wildlife areas need to provide...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:25 PM
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...