| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:32 AM
When he was growing up, A.J. Francis idolized The Rock, Charles Barkley and Reggie White, and he possesses elements of each — the girth, the candor, the ability to menace a quarterback.
The chatty, playful fifth-year senior, who is expected to be...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:12 PM
— Arguing that he needs more time to fix the nation's sluggish economy, President Barack Obama formally accepted his party's nomination for a second term Thursday while stressing that voters will face a stark choice in November that could affect...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:21 PM
For Chicago delegates looking for a little piece of home, there was a familiar sight on the streets of Charlotte: officers from the Chicago Police Department.
The city sent a contingent of cops to the Democratic National Convention as a “matter...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 12:43 PM
With primary battles settled, the conventions over and the general election less than two months away, Democrats and Republicans now turn to the end game: reaching out to persuade the few remaining undecided voters that their nominee is the one to solve...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:52 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. remained away from the House Monday, skipping three votes despite returning to the nation’s capital from the Mayo Clinic, where he was treated for bipolar depression.
Lawmakers returned Monday from a five-...
| May 30, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Maryland gained a new 'second lady' over the weekend.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown married Karmen Bailey Walker on Sunday at the Memorial Chapel on the University of Maryland campus in College Park. Political guests at the 370 person affair included Gov....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:06 AM
WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday fell short in an effort to ban abortions based on the sex of the fetus as Republicans and Democrats made an election-year appeal for women’s votes.
The legislation would have made it a federal crime to...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:30 PM
John Gage, who has served as president of the American Federation of Government Employees for nearly a decade, said Tuesday he intends to retire later this summer to spend more time with his family.
"I have a growing family that I've kind of neglected,"...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 3:50 AM
Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, a chance of showers and a high temperature near 80 degrees. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low temperature around 66 degrees.
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| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The U.S. Supreme Courtupheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law Thursday, ruling that the government may impose tax penalties on people who do not have health insurance.
The court's long-awaited ruling rejected a broad legal...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:03 PM
"President Obama and Congress chose to pass the Affordable Care Act because the status quo was hurting our ability to create jobs, expand opportunity, and protect the health of our children and parents.
"Today's decision gives considerable momentum to...