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  • New Pentagon policy on same-sex benefits 'encouraging,' Hoyer says; more change needed

    Rep. Steny Hoyer called plans to extend some benefits to same-sex partners of military personnel “an important step in the right direction” – but said more change is needed. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that...
  • Wrong to blame GOP for showdown

    Wrong to blame GOP for showdown
    What a joke your editorial regarding pending federal budget cuts is ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Do you not research information anymore, or do you just call up some liberal Democrats for advice? Maybe you're just blind and believe anything that...
  • Md. military bases brace for reductions

    Md. military bases brace for reductions
    Midshipmen at the Naval Academy could spend less time training at sea, some gates into Fort Meade could be shut down and routine maintenance at military installations across the state could be delayed under federal budget cuts set to begin Friday....
  • Developers express interest in FBI headquarters

    Developers express interest in FBI headquarters
    General Services Administration officials said Wednesday they had received nearly three dozen responses to a request for ideas about a new FBI headquarters, a potentially lucrative development that Maryland leaders hope to land in Prince George's County....
  • Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move

    Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move
    Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House of Representatives panel Wednesday to forgo a requirement that a potential new FBI headquarters be located close to the Capital Beltway, a provision they said gives Maryland an unfair advantage as the two states...
  • Accidentally released text messages give peek at O'Malley discussions

    Accidentally released text messages give peek at O'Malley discussions
    The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner. He and top advisers traded messages that touched on three referendum questions, all approved by...
  • Maryland's Congressional delegation, John Brennan and executive-branch drones

    Maryland's Congressional delegation, John Brennan and executive-branch drones
    As Senate Intelligence Committee members file into room 216 of the Hart office building in Washington for a CIA confirmation hearing this afternoon, they will be under a spotlight much brighter than they anticipated last week. That was before a Monday...
  • Judge John Hanson Briscoe, House speaker

    Judge John Hanson Briscoe, House speaker
    Judge John Hanson Briscoe Sr., scion of a prominent Southern Maryland family who served as speaker of the House of Delegates and later as a judge for the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County, died Wednesday of cancer at Half Pone Farm in Hollywood, St....
  • Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty

    Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty
    WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
  • Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation

    Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation
    "Many consider John Hanson, who was John Hanson Briscoe's relative and for whom he was named, as being the first president of the United States, and not George Washington," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who was discussing the recent death of Briscoe, his...
  • Governor's race flush with GOP candidates [Letter]

    Governor's race flush with GOP candidates [Letter]
    A political campaign is a contact sport that is waged on the financial as well as the psychological level. Much like any poker tournament, from the random house game to the World Series, winners and losers are decided on a variety of criteria including...