| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.
The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:47 PM
House Republicans are considering significant changes to the way billions of dollars in National Institutes of Health grants are awarded to research institutions under a proposal intended to speed medical breakthroughs.
The proposal, which Republican...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
This month, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels sounded an alarm about the difficulty young science researchers have in obtaining the grant funding that they need to launch their careers. In an article in Proceedings of the National...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:12 PM
President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:23 PM
President Barack Obama outlined an aggressive agenda in his State of the Union address Tuesday, drawing sharpcontrastswith the new Republican majority in Congress and setting the stagefor a tumultuous two years leading into the next presidential election....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan reinforced his vow of bipartisanship while also signaling a potential fight with Democrats over mass transit as he announced more staff appointments Tuesday.
Hogan said a prominent Baltimore Democrat, former Del. Keiffer Mitchell,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Your article "Harris questions Boehner in meeting" (Jan. 7) is proof that the survival of House Speaker John Boehner against the conservative revolt in his caucus contains a large dose of moral bankruptcy, and that Rep. Andy Harris played an important...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Your systematic neglect of the horrendous Jonathan Gruber/Obamacare scandal is undoubtedly attributable to your partisan bias ("Gruber flap reopens not-so-old wounds," Dec. 1).
The relatively recent exposure of Mr. Gruber's past admissions and his...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Republican Alex Mooney, who left Maryland after losing his seat in the Maryland Senate in 2010, made a political comeback Tuesday in his new state of West Virginia by winning a seat in Congress.
Mooney, one of the most conservative members of the...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Rep. Andy Harris, angry over a newspaper quote in which an aide to the House Republican leadership described House conservatives as "fringe guys," laid into newly reelected Speaker John Boehner during a caucus meeting on Wednesday, according to multiple...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:17 PM
As Congress opens its session on Tuesday, several Maryland interests — including chicken farmers, environmentalists and federal employees — will be watching for signs of how the new political landscape on Capitol Hill will affect issues they...