| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:00 AM
As Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen Jr. eyes a run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, readers deserve to know the truth about his record on Israel and Iran.
Some readers seem to believe that democracy ends on Election Day, and that afterward citizens give up...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Three Maryland lawmakers are leading vastly different approaches in Congress to address the growing influence of so-called super PACs and other political nonprofits that have poured money into campaigns, raising concerns about the outsized influence of...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:15 AM
During his campaign for re-election, Rep. Chris Van Hollen from Maryland's 8th District claimed that he was a "friend of Israel." He even took out a full-page ad in the Washington Jewish Weekly just a few days before the Nov. 6 election claiming that he...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, locked out of pursuing a higher leadership role in this Congress, formally requested another term as the top-ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee in a letter to his colleagues Tuesday.
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
A broad coalition of donors — including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country — together gave nearly $6 million to the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland,...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Gaza City -- Rockets and shells crisscrossed the skies over southern Israel and Gaza on Thursday as Palestinian militants continued rocket attacks on Israeli civilians and Israel pounded what it called terror sites.
Israel reported three people killed....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 10:01 PM
When President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate one another for the first time Wednesday night, they may feel as though they've already done so.
As with stage lighting and cameras, stand-ins are also commonly used in debate preparations, and the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and the ruling Democrats in Annapolis worked hard to draw a new congressional map that could force a Western Maryland Republican from office. But the result is such a contorted tangle of districts that even some Democrats have...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:38 AM
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple of chairs for a vice presidential debate that has mushroomed in importance since Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential faceoff. This time, it's the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan hit the campaign trail on Friday after a combative debate in which they challenged each other's facts and claims while offering starkly different visions for the direction the country should...
| May 15, 2012
| 5:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Advocacy groups spending millions of dollars to influence the 2012 election now face the prospect of having to reveal their secret donors, after a federal appellate court panel refused to block a lower-court order requiring the...