| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- In withering day-after criticism, President Barack Obama declared Thursday that the 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked spectacle that ''encouraged our enemies'' around the world.
Elsewhere in Washington, and...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The latest federal budget showdown has quickly set the stage for the next one, as Republicans and Democrats have just three months to craft a new agreement to avoid another shutdown crisis.
This time, though, the parties come to the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON — The contours of a mini-deal to avert another government shutdown emerged Wednesday, a rare glimmer of bipartisanship in a Congress noted for division and dysfunction.
Crafted by Republican Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the party's former vice...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland.
The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Whether or not the government shuts down tonight, there will be one big political winner: Ted Cruz.
The freshman Texas senator has become the face and voice of the Republicans in their showdown with Democrats and the White House over funding the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County.
And he finds it...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON – Pressure intensified on the White House on Wednesday to find a way to protect Americans who are at risk of being dropped from existing healthcare plans as the administration released a report showing how few Americans had signed up...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I read with interest the recent article "Carroll conservatives clash with Van Hollen" (Nov. 12). I could readily relate to Carroll County Republican Bill Schroeder's statement — "We have nothing in common with Montgomery County — absolutely...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:49 AM
The Sunday morning guest list this weekend will offer names beyond the political and government spheres. The lineup:
CBS' "Face the Nation" offers authors Doris Kearns Goodwin ("The Bully Pulpit"), A. Scott Berg ("Wilson") and Peter Baker ("Days of...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:14 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress' unfinished business threatens to leave millions of Americans — including the unemployed, Pentagon contractors and even supermarket shoppers — in the lurch this holiday season.
With partisan dysfunction unlikely...
| Dec 2, 2013
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended President Obama's health care program Sunday as a panelist on NBC's "Meet the Press."
The panel included NBC journalists Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd and New York Times Columnist David Brooks. Todd...