| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:17 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin became the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, providing the Obama administration with a potentially powerful ally at a critical time for U.S. foreign policy.
The Maryland lawmaker will replace Sen....
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:14 AM
As a mother and grandmother, I am concerned about the current direction our use of power in securing my family's safety is taking us, and the world at large. My concern is that the tactics and violence that have been used in the past 13 years are failing,...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:16 PM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's startling announcement Monday that she will not seek re-election in 2016 after more than four decades in elected office set off a political free-for-all as Maryland's most powerful politicians began to position themselves for...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 12:00 PM
The Sun's editorial ("The GOP's poison pen note," March11) hits all the right notes regarding the absurd "Cotton 47" letter to the Iranian leadership. While the clear intent was to torpedo peace talks with Iran, the only thing these "statesmen" and...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- As the Department of Homeland Security braces for the possibility of a shutdown at the end of the week, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide retroactive pay for any workers furloughed because of a...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:53 PM
UPDATED: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will be a guest on three Sunday morning programs, and President Barack Obama will be on one. The Sunday morning guest list:
Obama and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talk to CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon....
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:44 PM
It's now part of the accepted narrative on same-sex marriage in this country that many long-serving politicians, particularly Democrats, have "evolved" on the issue over the last two decades -- mostly following their constituencies toward greater...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Your systematic neglect of the horrendous Jonathan Gruber/Obamacare scandal is undoubtedly attributable to your partisan bias ("Gruber flap reopens not-so-old wounds," Dec. 1).
The relatively recent exposure of Mr. Gruber's past admissions and his...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:31 PM
Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement.
After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Congress gave overwhelming approval Thursday to a federal terrorism insurance program that lawmakers had allowed to lapse at the end of last year despite warnings from commercial real estate and construction firms.
The program, created to encourage...
| 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....