| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:27 PM
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....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Florida had the worst voter lines in the country in 2012, and a lack of resources at some precincts contributed to those long waits to vote, studies from the U.S. General Accounting Office and a New York think tank revealed.
The GAO report, Observations...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 1:14 PM
— With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections.
Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California and...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Angry lawmakers lambasted the head of the Secret Service on Tuesday as new details emerged about the agency's failure to stop a White House intruder, including that automatic locks that might have halted him were installed on the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings appeared to call Wednesday for U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to step down over a series of recent security breaches at the White House -- becoming the first member of Congress to do so -- but then later...
| Sep 21, 2014
Women are often the backbones of our families — deftly balancing the needs of the household with their personal goals and career ambitions. Over the past few decades that balance has become increasingly important. According to the Pew Research...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow.
Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:09 PM
NEW YORK CITY— Kevin Liles is riding high. On a bright August afternoon, the Baltimore-born entertainment mogul is ensconced 35 stories above midtown Manhattan, enjoying lunch at one of the city's most exclusive hotels, the Mandarin Oriental....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed two-term City Councilman William H. Cole IV on Thursday to lead the Baltimore Development Corp., the quasi-public agency charged with revitalizing the city.
The appointment came as BDC President Brenda McKenzie...