| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Rep. Andy Harris re-emerged Wednesday as a leading opponent of legalizing marijuana after lawmakers included a provision in the $1 trillion federal funding bill that appeared to block the District of Columbia from loosening its pot laws.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Good morning, Baltimore! Someone among us is $2M richer this morning after winning a second-tier prize in last night's Powerball drawing. Meanwhile an Abingdon baby made national news this morning in a photo with Santa broadcast on network television. ...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure.
| Dec 13, 2014
| 6:15 AM
The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The Senate gave final approval late Saturday to a $1 trillion spending bill after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that ended any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall.
With the holiday...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 6:53 AM
As British comedian John Oliver not long ago observed, Congress never loses its capacity to disappoint you. The omnibus 10-month $1.1 trillion spending plan approved by the U.S. Senate over the weekend following a close vote in the House last Thursday...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I am sick of Republican politicians who follow their own agenda rather than the will of the people who elected them.
Rep. Andy Harris has done just that by making something that's none of his business a rider on the budget bill ("Harris becomes the face...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:02 PM
A long-standing bipartisan effort to create a national park in Maryland and New York to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman appears to be on the verge of congressional approval after it was tucked into a must-pass defense bill.
Language to create the...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Maryland will see hundreds of millions in federal cash to build the Red Line, dredge the port of Baltimore and clear a backlog of rape kits, among other provisions in a massive budget deal reached by congressional negotiators Tuesday night.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan promised rank-and-file Republicans reveling in election wins this year that, his calls for bipartisanship notwithstanding, he plans to expand the state's GOP during the next four years.
"Obviously, to get things done here in...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Maryland Rep. Andy Harris on Wednesday questioned a National Institutes of Health grant awarded to MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, an administration health care consultant who has come under fire for recent comments about the "stupidity of the American...