| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:04 AM
It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The Democrats have little say in the agenda of the Republican-run House, and no dispassionate expert predicts the party will win control in the November elections. More likely is a Republican House majority for at least three or four more elections.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:27 PM
We thank the nameless graffiti artist in Carroll County who spray painted a denunciation of an aborted plan to house some of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southern U.S. border in recent months at a military facility near...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:56 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris, the state's sole Republican in Congress, vowed Friday to use his position on the House Appropriations Committee to block any effort by the federal government to set up a shelter for immigrant children in Carroll County....
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 27, 2013
| 1:24 PM
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