| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers, department sources said Friday.
The long-awaited policy will not...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region.
Some 323,000 federal workers set aside a...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday amid a backdrop of world crises and a looming showdown over immigration. But they're set to focus most of their effort this month on a more fundamental task: keeping the federal government open.
Fresh off summer...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 1:14 PM
— With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections.
Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California and...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow.
Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Even as conservationists and government officials celebrated Friday the rebound of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, they acknowledged that more animals and plants are slipping toward extinction in Maryland and nationwide.
Interior Secretary Sally...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In the face of the near-overwhelming crises that our nation is experiencing on both domestic and international fronts, a sliver of profound encouragement exists in the fact that the tragedy of estimated 30 million human slavery and sex-trafficking victims...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:06 PM
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....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:21 PM
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,...