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  • Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms

    Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms
    — 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...
  • Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing

    Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing
    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...
  • Is Larry Hogan a politician or not? [Letter]

    Is Larry Hogan a politician or not? [Letter]
    Larry Hogan, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, presents himself as someone who is strongly against politics as usual. To strengthen this claim he asserts that he is a small businessman "not a professional politician." I wonder what he considers...
  • Top Democrat, on fundraising swing, says no election disaster looming for his party

    Top Democrat, on fundraising swing, says no election disaster looming for his party
    U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in Congress, expects his party will avoid electoral disaster in November. During a brief interview on the sidelines of a Fort Lauderdale fundraiser Sunday, Hoyer acknowledged that the climate doesn&...
  • 5 from Maryland congressional delegation call for harsher punishment for Rice

    5 from Maryland congressional delegation call for harsher punishment for Rice
    Five members of Maryland’s congressional delegation said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising...
  • Senate sends $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs reform bill to Obama

    Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department....
  • VA document problems caused payment delays

    VA document problems caused payment delays
    The mishandling of thousands of documents at the Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs delayed payments in excess of $25,000 to some veterans, according to new details made public Monday by the department's inspector general....
  • Keep talking with Iran [Editorial]

    Keep talking with Iran  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama and officials in Iran have suggested that they will extend current talks about the Islamic State's nuclear program beyond Sunday's deadline if no agreement is reached. It is essential that they do so and that hard-line voices on...
  • Boehner says he's working on temporary reprieve for Export-Import Bank

    Boehner says he's working on temporary reprieve for Export-Import Bank
    The Export-Import Bank, in danger of closing at the end of the month because of strong conservative opposition, neared a temporary reprieve Tuesday as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said he was working with a leading critic of the bank on a short-...
  • Congress expected to avoid vote on military action in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama on Tuesday began a bid to convince congressional leaders — and the American people — of his strategy to defeat Islamic militants. But partisan divisions and political sensitivities in Congress make it unlikely lawmakers will...
  • Export-Import Bank may get a reprieve

    Export-Import Bank may get a reprieve
    The Export-Import Bank, in danger of closing at the end of the month because of strong conservative opposition, neared a reprieve late Tuesday as Republican leaders included a nine-month extension of its charter in a short-term budget bill. The...