| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:30 PM
President Barack Obama appointed an "Ebola czar" Friday to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus, as Gov. Martin O'Malley sought to allay the public's fears after an infected Texas nurse was brought to Bethesda for treatment.
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Republican Larry Hogan released his first negative television ad of the campaign for governor Friday. It hits a point already hammered by Democrat Anthony Brown's opponents in the primary: Brown's role in the flubbed state health exchange.
What the ad...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Now that Congress is back from its summer recess, members are considering a number of appropriation bills. Priorities are being weighed, and I hope — given our increasingly technological society — scientific research and science education...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast.
In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:14 AM
In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...