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  • Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention

    Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention
    When Steven Yancheski and his wife bought their Fort Howard home at a foreclosure auction in 2010, they thought they were getting a deal: a two-bedroom bungalow in "paradise" for about $85,000. The house was in a flood zone, so they had to pay for...
  • Gansler remarks about Prince George's draw rebuke

    Gansler remarks about Prince George's draw rebuke
    More than two dozen elected officials who represent Prince George's County circulated a letter Monday protesting remarks Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler made over the weekend as he opened a gubernatorial campaign office in Forestville. The officials...
  • No. 2 House Democrat Hoyer predicts party will retake chamber

    No. 2 House Democrat Hoyer predicts party will retake chamber
    WASHINGTON -- A top Democrat predicted his party will retake the House majority in midterm elections this fall, starting with a special election next month in Florida's 13th District. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, said he...
  • House approves debt limit legislation with no strings attached

    House approves debt limit legislation with no strings attached
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation’s borrowing capacity for another year, all but ensuring that Congress’ recent fiscal cease-fire extends through the summer. Republican leaders...
  • House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase

    House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase
    WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation's borrowing capacity for another year, lifting the threat of government default and ending — for now — three years of partisan fiscal battles....
  • Businesses invest in education [Commentary]

    Businesses invest in education [Commentary]
    Business leaders are investing in education in Baltimore, and not just out of charity or to "give back." While both are worthy purposes, our business leaders recognize the bottom line value in a growing and diverse Baltimore economy. Investment in...
  • Cove Point project opponents raise safety concerns

    Cove Point project opponents raise safety concerns
    The way energy company Dominion sees it, exporting liquefied natural gas from its Southern Maryland complex wouldn't be that big of a shift from the importing it does now. Same pipes, same storage tanks, same terminal. But the project at Cove Point...
  • O'Malley signs transgender rights bill

    O'Malley signs transgender rights bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people. The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing,...
  • Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay

    Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay
    Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland. In his veto message, O'Malley said...
  • Obama visits Potomac to help House Democrats

    Obama visits Potomac to help House Democrats
    President Barack Obama told donors in Maryland on Monday that this November's midterm election will be "critical" if Democrats hope to increase the federal minimum wage or approve major changes to U.S. immigration laws during his final years in office....
  • As primary season begins in earnest, GOP offers up red meat in House

    As primary season begins in earnest, GOP offers up red meat in House
    Just in time for the first major run of primary elections, House Republicans looking to keep tea party upstarts at bay are offering up an extra helping of red meat. Voters are casting ballots today in primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio;...