| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:54 PM
State Sen. Jim Brochin spent the summer beating back a Democratic primary challenge from the left. Now, he's facing what's perhaps an even tougher fight from the right.
Because of state redistricting that left his northern Baltimore County district...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Phased retirement was supposed to be good for everyone.
The idea was to allow the growing number of federal employees who are eligible for retirement to remain in their jobs part time, while sparing the government the sudden loss of institutional...
| 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...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September.
But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa released a recording Wednesday that his office said supported allegations of illegal fundraising activity by Los Angeles County Supervisor-elect Hilda Solis when she served as U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Issa (R-Vista), whose House...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims.
Auditors from the federal Equal Employment...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:17 AM
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will host a top Republican from the House Oversight Committee in Baltimore today, but it won't be the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa.
Calling for a "new era of bipartisanship," Cummings will tour Rep. Jason Chaffetz of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally.
Six of eight incumbents...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:35 PM
— President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration will face tough questioning from lawmakers during her confirmation — and many of the hardest queries could come from members of her own party.
Carolyn W. Colvin,...