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  • FHA to ban lenders from charging extra interest payments on mortgages

    Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. This practice, endorsed by a federal agency,...
  • Obama to attend fundraiser in Baltimore

    Obama to attend fundraiser in Baltimore
    President Barack Obama will visit Baltimore on Friday for a fundraiser intended to help Democrats defend their Senate majority, a White House official said today. Obama, who last spent time in the city in May 2013, will attend a fundraiser to benefit...
  • Ferguson brings new attention to Cardin bill on profiling

    Ferguson brings new attention to Cardin bill on profiling
    Sen. Ben Cardin said Tuesday that his legislation to prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling had received renewed national attention after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last month. Speaking at a briefing on Capitol...
  • Obama to meet, raise money with connected advocate for Israel

    Obama to meet, raise money with connected advocate for Israel
    President Barack Obama, who is attempting to help Democrats maintain their grip on the Senate, will attend a fundraiser Friday at the home of a wealthy Baltimore hedge fund manager who has become one of the nation's foremost advocates for Israel. Howard...
  • New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate

    New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate
    Legislators from Maryland and Pennsylvania sparred at a hearing in Annapolis Monday over whether their states are doing too much or too little to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution. In a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called to review the new bay...
  • 5 from Maryland congressional delegation call for harsher punishment for Rice

    5 from Maryland congressional delegation call for harsher punishment for Rice
    Five members of Maryland’s congressional delegation said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising...
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
  • U.S. senators call on NFL, Ravens to revise 'inadequate' punishment for Rice

    U.S. senators call on NFL, Ravens to revise 'inadequate' punishment for Rice
    Three U.S. Senators sent letters to the Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League on Thursday criticizing what they called "plainly inadequate" punishment for star running back Ray Rice. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut,...
  • Cardin, Paul seek voting rights for former felons

    Cardin, Paul seek voting rights for former felons
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin teamed up with an unlikely political ally on Tuesday -- Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky -- in pushing for federal legislation to allow millions of Americans with felony convictions to regain their right to vote. Paul, a...
  • Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding

    Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding
    Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
  • Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding

    Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding
    Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure. Cardin sipped...