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  • Congressional staffers walk out to protest deaths of Garner, Brown

    Dozens of congressional staff members walked off the job Thursday afternoon in Washington to protest the lack of indictments in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. “We are gathered here today so that we can be the voice for the voiceless,...
  • House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown
    Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure. The Republican-...
  • Michelle Obama to attend Baltimore rally for Anthony Brown

    Michelle Obama to attend Baltimore rally for Anthony Brown
    Michelle Obama will come to Baltimore Monday for an election eve rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown, the campaign said Thursday. The first lady's appearance at the War Memorial Plaza on Monday is the latest evidence that...
  • House incumbents in Md. favored for re-election despite national headwinds

    House incumbents in Md. favored for re-election despite national headwinds
    Buoyed by favorable districts and the power of incumbency, most members of Maryland's heavily Democratic congressional delegation easily won re-election Tuesday, despite a strong national current that favored the GOP. But in the state's westernmost...
  • Delaney, Bongino locked in tight Western Maryland race

    Delaney, Bongino locked in tight Western Maryland race
    Maryland's westernmost congressional race was too close to call more than a day after polls closed, prompting the Republican challenger to seek a count of absentee ballots Wednesday even as Democratic incumbent Rep. John Delaney declared victory....
  • Bongino concedes 6th District race to Delaney

    Bongino concedes 6th District race to Delaney
    The unexpectedly tight contest for control of Maryland's westernmost House district was decided Friday — more than two days after polls closed — when the Republican challenger conceded the race to Democratic incumbent Rep. John Delaney....
  • Cummings bill on White House records approved

    Cummings bill on White House records approved
    WASHINGTON -- Legislation crafted by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings that would speed the release of certain White House records won unanimous approval from the House of Representatives on Wednesday and now goes to President Barack Obama's desk. The...
  • Cummings bill strengthens murky law on presidential records

    Cummings bill strengthens murky law on presidential records
    Four years after White House documents revealed the extent of the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a law that requires the preservation of presidential records and sets the process for making the documents public. But the 1978 Presidential Records Act...
  • Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong

    Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong
    Still smarting from their defeat in the governor’s race this month, Maryland’s top elected Democrats gathered in Annapolis on Monday for a two-hour discussion of the party’s future. In a meeting convened by U.S. Sen. Barbara A....
  • Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year

     Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year
    After calling for a routine prescription refill, Craig Elliott got a rude shock: His bill was going up fivefold. The 44-year-old piano tuner and guitar instructor from Elgin, who has health insurance, used to pay $20 for a three-month supply of his...
  • House Republicans blast Obama administration's response to Ebola

    As the Obama administration works to calm public anxiety over Ebola, congressional Republicans took fresh aim Friday at its missteps in responding to the disease and its strategy for containing the virus. The hearing of the House Oversight and...