| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Baltimore Sun staff and wire reports
— With millions of consumers — including 73,000 Marylanders — getting health insurance cancellation notices, President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will encourage insurers to continue...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:58 AM
WASHINGTON — Dealing a blow to President Obama’s effort to fix problems with his healthcare law, more than three dozen House Democrats voted Friday to support a Republican-sponsored bill to address the crisis, brushing aside White House...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards for the amount of plant-based fuel to be added to gasoline and diesel next year and, for the first time, reduced the mandated volume in response to mounting criticism that the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Two prominent lawmakers want to create a new playbook for the media and telecommunications industries.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the Communications...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The State Department did not violate conflict-of-interest rules when it chose an outside contractor to conduct an environmental impact study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report issued...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:42 PM
The Federal Communications Commission has suspended plans for a survey of television and radio stations after concerns were raised inside and outside the commission about questions in the survey regarding editorial practices in newsrooms.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON – "One of the giants of Congress." "A tough partisan, but above all, an institutionalist." "End of an era."
Those were among the reactions Thursday to the announcement by Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) that he would be...
| Apr 9, 2011
Jane Harman has a new address -- on Pennsylvania Avenue. No, not that address. She's the new honcho at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Starting in 1992, she won nine elections in Southern California's coastal 36th Congressional...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:45 PM
A federal investigation of fraud in the renewable fuels industry in Baltimore and Texas has drawn congressional interest, with Republican leaders of a House panel expressing concern that the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of the cases could...
| Nov 15, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Department and other federal officials responsible for BioWatch, the nationwide system for detecting deadly biological attacks, have withheld key documents sought by a congressional committee, according to the panel's...
| Aug 10, 2011
Just yesterday, during a luncheon talk in Harrisburg, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey told the crowd that he'd love to be on Congress' new so-called "super committee," but felt he was a long shot. Turns out positioning himself over seven months......