| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin will be the top Democrat on the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee ("Cardin named top-ranking Democrat on Senate small biz committee Dec. 29) If the Democrats take the Senate back in 2016, he will chair the committee. By the...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:47 PM
When the new Congress begins its work next month, Sen. Ben Cardin will become the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees government policy on small business, giving the Maryland lawmaker a new platform to influence a key sector of the economy....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:48 PM
A group of Republican senators raised concerns Wednesday about the way President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration has handled a troubled computer contract for the agency, an unexpected development that cast doubt on her...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Tuesday evening's Senate vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline may have come up one vote shy of the necessary 60-vote margin, but it's surely not the last we've heard of the project. Republicans have become so enamored of TransCanada's vision of a 1,...
| 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 5, 2014
| 8:01 AM
A day after Republicans threw her confirmation to lead the Social Security Administration into question, Carolyn W. Colvin outlined a series of steps the agency is taking to address more than $1 billion in erroneous payments identified by auditors in...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Recalling his own encounters with police as a young black man, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has struggled for five years to toughen limits on racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.
Now, weeks from retirement as the nation's top law enforcement...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The thing that infuriates me more that anything is hypocrisy. Today, I got more than what seems to be the daily dosage since the Obama administration has made hypocrisy an art form. I heard Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama's press secretary, say...
| 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
| 1:11 PM
WASHINGTON -- After years of advocating for an overhaul of the nation's tax code, Sen. Ben Cardin took a tentative first step toward that goal on Thursday by introducing legislation to replace much of the current income tax with what he calls a...
| 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...