| Jun 12, 2013
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As one of the owners of H&S Bakery, which employs hundreds of Marylanders, I was disappointed that your May 21 article, "Policy pits candy against sugar," did not mention how the federal sugar subsidy program negatively affects bakeries in our state....
| Mar 23, 2013
While hundreds of thousands of federal workers brace for unpaid furloughs starting next month, Uncle Sam is still looking to hire.
In one week alone this month, nearly 2,200 job listings available to the public were posted on USAJobs.gov, the federal...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:50 PM
U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Congress has approved $43 million to continue production of border-patrol planes in Hagerstown.
The Democratic senator said Monday that the funds were part of a continuing resolution Congress passed last week to keep the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Anyone hearing the ACLU's position on single-sex education would think something troubling is afoot in almost every town in America. The ACLU claims that single-sex education is an unlawful form of discrimination and that its supposed benefits are based...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Lawrence W. "Larry" Simns Sr., a fourth-generation waterman and longtime advocate for the Chesapeake Bay and those who make their living from its waters, died Thursday of bone cancer at his Rock Hall home. He was 75.
"Larry stood sentry for the...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Scientists at the nation's leading research institutions are warning that continued uncertainty over federal funding could lead to a brain drain that will undermine the country's global status in medicine.
With funding at the National Institutes of...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
With less than a week remaining before federal budget cuts could go into effect, federal agencies and parks, the military, hospitals, doctors, and Hagerstown Regional Airport, prepare for the ramifications if Congress fails to pass legislation to avoid it...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:14 PM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland would lose $14.4 million in federal education funding, roughly 46,000 Department of Defense employees would be furloughed and 2,050 fewer children would receive vaccines if looming across-the-board spending cuts are allowed to...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs — from answering phones to determining eligibility for claims — will be delayed if Congress fails to stop steep federal budget cuts from taking...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:38 AM
President Barack Obama slipped into Annapolis Wednesday for a private meeting with U.S. Senate Democrats focused on the nation’s latest fiscal crisis — a visit that temporarily closed roads and a handful of businesses a mile from the...