| Apr 28, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The recent article about U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's campaign fundraising ("Mikulski campaign funds hit bonanza," April 22) by John Fritze is disturbing to say the least because it seems to convey the following concepts.
First, the more money a...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Top Democrats from the state will converge in Hagerstown on Saturday for an annual summit of Western Maryland Democrats.
And although Western Maryland hasn’t been a Democrat stronghold in recent years, party leaders said they were buoyed by...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Farming advocates are pressing Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to reverse a little-noticed measure approved by Congress last month that rescinded tough new rules on the poultry industry — a move that has strained the already rocky relationship between mom-...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth.
Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 2:32 PM
The ninth annual Western Maryland Democratic Summit on Saturday drew the state’s party heavyweights from the U.S. Senate, House and statehouse, but also featured something this part of the state has not had in many years — a Democrat...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax.
The bill, which passed 69-27, would...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:26 PM
A new computing facility at the National Security Agency will help the country better defend against cyber attacks , agency officials and members of Congress said Monday.
The High Performance Computing Center-2 will assist in "front-line defense against...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:29 PM
One hundred days after the second-deadliest school shooting in United States history, community members gathered at the Boonsboro Free Library on Thursday to sign a petition advocating universal background checks for firearm sales.
Hosted by public...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - National Farmers Union (NFU) signed a coalition letter on March 13 urging opposition to a policy rider in the Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution that would rescind regulations that help ensure fair markets for...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's first budget of his new term is a political straddle, aimed at enticing Republicans into a new round of deficit negotiations while trying to keep faith with Democrats who favor higher taxes in service of...