| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:09 PM
As a ranking member of the House intelligence committee, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger says he was briefed every three hours on the manhunt for the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
“Right after the bombs went off, we started getting...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Charlize Theron puts in an appearance this weekend on "Fox News Sunday." The Oscar-winner is a messenger of peace for the United Nations.
She and Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, are in the power play segment of the program at 10 a.m. Sunday...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Among the likely Democratic candidates for Maryland governor in 2014 — Howard County executive Ken Ulman, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler — Ulman comes closest to being the "Baltimore-area candidate."
But a genuine...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A stony-faced President Barack Obama declared that those responsible for the explosions at the Boston Marathon "will feel the full weight of justice," but he urged a nervous nation not to jump to conclusions. Top lawmakers declared...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:08 AM
WASHINGTON — The Founders created a system of checks and balances. Those overseeing the nation's spying have switched to a system of cheers and bouquets.
This was the impression given by members of the House intelligence committee as they held...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The NSA's claim about how surveillance programs have thwarted terrorists ("Programs disrupted 50 plots, NSA says," June 19) warrants further scrutiny as does the claim by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger that the leaker did "tremendous damage."
On the matter of...
| Jun 18, 2013
As I read the June 6 letter to the editor by the Washington County Republican Central Committee, I was surprised by their promising new position on tax dollars. In the column, the local Republican party leaders clearly acknowledge the importance of...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the National Security Agency said Tuesday the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide, including one directed at the New York Stock Exchange, in a forceful defense...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A generational shift within the Maryland Republican Party picked up steam Tuesday as a veteran GOP senator called an end to her legislative career and a conservative favorite launched an audacious challenge to an incumbent Democratic congressman.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has a lot on his mind. As the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, he's had to defend the secret domestic surveillance program revealed to British Newspaper The Guardian by a former Maryland resident. And he'...