| Feb 14, 2015
| 11:59 AM
A political brawl over funding the Department of Homeland Security is troubling local officials in Maryland who rely on millions of dollars in agency grants for firefighter gear, emergency planning and training.
The dispute, which could force hundreds of...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:27 AM
Your regularly scheduled "Look"er Kevin Rector has stepped away from his desk for a few days so I'm going to do my best to give you a quick download on the latest happenings in LGBTQ Land.
Transgender woman challenges Hoyer
In reasons that remain...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- Justin Schall, a Democratic political operative who ran Anthony Brown's unsuccessful campaign for governor last year, is taking a job as Rep. John Delaney's chief of staff.
Schall managed Delaney's improbably successful campaign for...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- Kristin Beck, a former Navy SEAL who gained attention in 2013 when she came out as a transgender woman, will mount a primary challenge to Rep. Steny Hoyer in Maryland's Fifth Congressional District, according to a state filing made public...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:16 PM
The lawmakers who visited Under Armour's global headquarters in Locust Point on Monday saw employees lifting weights in a two-level gym and chatting over lunch in the Humble and Hungry Cafe.
They learned that Under Armour "teammates," many of whom did...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:32 PM
The north wall at Marlin Steel Wire Products in South Baltimore stands in the way of progress, and it has to go.
On Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Rep. Steny Hoyer are expected to strike the first ceremonial blows to the white cinder block...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:06 PM
House Democrats gathered at a strategy retreat this week in dire need of a pep talk, after seeing their influence sharply reduced by last year's election and enduring a number of internal debates that eroded morale.
They got one from President Obama,...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:12 PM
President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 8:59 AM
Changes in Congress, a new governor and the resignation of the man who oversees the federal government's real estate portfolio will not deter Maryland in its quest to become the new home for the FBI and its 11,000 employees, state leaders say.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 4:29 PM
Federal workers would be entitled to six weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child under legislation introduced Monday by several House Democrats – a long shot effort that comes a week after President Barack Obama called for the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:45 PM
President Obama and Republican lawmakers are renewing efforts to officially authorize the fight against Islamic State terrorists, an issue that could become one of the earliest areas of cooperation between the White House and the new GOP-led Congress....