| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The fight between Hollywood and Silicon Valley over proposed anti-piracy legislation is heating up on Capitol Hill. At a congressional hearing Wednesday, Michael O'Leary, senior executive vice president for the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Hollywood's...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Taking DNA samples from people charged with but not yet convicted of serious crimes would give police and prosecutors a powerful new tool to solve crimes faster and even prevent others from happening.
But a proposal to expand Pennsylvania's collection...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The fifth and sixth years of a presidency often end up being high noon for judicial politics. This time the first confrontation concerns the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the venue for many important regulatory issues and a training ground for...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:49 PM
When Amazon.com opens a huge distribution center next year in Southeast Baltimore, consumers across the state who buy books, electronics, toys or anything else from the online seller will no longer be able to avoid the state's 6 percent sales tax....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:53 PM
An attempt by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to pivot from character concerns to issues in the increasingly nasty gubernatorial contest yielded more vitriol Tuesday as Gansler accused a rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, of putting politics ahead of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:13 PM
When state lawmakers go home for the weekend during the General Assembly session that begins in January, Del. Don Dwyer Jr. won't.
He'll go to jail.
The Anne Arundel County Republican was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail, to be served on weekends,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Friday's print column--UPDATE: Jens Ludwig responded to this column and John Maki responded to Ludwig's response, and so on, rendering the bottom portion of this post a Rhubarb Patch feature. See below. The idea has a lot of common-sense appeal:......
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Dick Hess, a life-long public servant who rose from county clerk job to the state House of Representatives, died, Friday. He was 74. Hess, a Republican who represented Bedford County for more than a quarter century, died at the University......
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Congressman Ted Deutch represents Florida’s 21st district in the House of Representatives, which includes communities throughout western Palm Beach and Broward counties. Ted lives in West Boca Raton with his wife and three children, and before...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday that poor suspects should have access to counsel at all bail hearings, overturning the General Assembly's attempt to spare already-stretched public defenders from attending hundreds of thousands of proceedings each...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again after dropping during the recession.
The total number of immigrants living in this country unlawfully edged up from 11.3 million...