| Jan 5, 2014
Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:28 PM
WASHINGTON — A classified Pentagon report concludes that leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have set back U.S. efforts against terrorism, cybercrime, human trafficking and weapons proliferation, leaders of the House...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:14 PM
—A Maryland congressman, frustrated with the state's troubled health insurance exchange, said Friday that officials should consider abandoning the state website and using the federal government's.
Officials in Gov. Martin O'Malley's...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Maybe we wouldn't be dealing with a government shutdown if Sergio Vitale owned a restaurant in Washington.
A Democrat and Republican gubernatorial candidate chatted amicably at Vitale's Little Italy Restaurant Monday evening before retreating to private...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will make a decision about whether to seek the Democratic nomination for governor next month -- an effort he would undertake to ensure a Baltimore-area candidate is in the race, he said in an interview with...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:31 PM
A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:03 PM
How much damage could that teen party in a Delaware beach house do to Doug Gansler's campaign for governor of Maryland? Hard to tell. I've heard three reactions:
•Righteous indignation: Gansler is the attorney general. He publicly opposed but...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:38 PM
During the debate over the Affordable Care Act, critics in Congress warned that the law would mean that many Americans would lose their existing employer-provided insurance coverage.
But when a key part of the law takes effect in January, the ones who...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed.
But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane that the Maryland Air National Guard has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list.
Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- A House bill to authorize spending on intelligence contains a provision designed to help stem further leaks of classified information by Americans with security clearances.
The provision, by Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), would require the...