| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was in this first-in-the-nation caucus state Sunday to give the keynote address to hundreds at a Democratic barbecue — a role frequently reserved for likely presidential candidates.
The invitation, and decision to...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Looming federal budget cuts the nation faces in January could strike a body blow to Maryland's economy, taking $2.5 billion in personal income out of residents' pockets and crimping social programs in health and human services, education, and workforce...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Debbie Jackson, an Easton parent of a child with behavioral challenges, shared her story on Capitol Hill Thursday morning during a hearing on how schools can handle such children without using seclusion or physical restraint.
Jackson was joined by Dr....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Two U.S. senators have proposed getting rid of the dollar bill -- an act that is sure to enrage strippers everywhere.
John McCain (R- Arizona) and Tom Harkin (D- Iowa) presented Congress with the COINS Act (Currency Optimization, Innovation and...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Congressional negotiators have agreed on a $144 billion package that extends three major programs through the end of the year: a 2 percentage-point reduction in the Social Security payroll tax, federal unemployment benefits for the long-time unemployed...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:21 AM
On July 26, 1990, when President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the lawn of the White House, I was too young be in attendance, or even understand the impact that this monumental law would have on the United States by...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Maryland's governor is inviting yet another round of speculation about presidential ambitions with this latest scheduling announcement: He's going to Iowa.
Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, is billed as the "special guest" at the 35th annual Iowa "steak fry"...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan.
The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Americans embrace innovation. It is in our DNA. We are always on the lookout for new ways to do something faster, cheaper, better. From the horse and buggy to the automobile; from the rotary telephone to the iPhone, we're always willing to embrace...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 9:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hovering in the background of the "fiscal cliff" debate is the prospect of 2 million people losing their unemployment benefits four days after Christmas.
"This is the real cliff," said Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. He's been leading the...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Manufacturers of foods pitched most heavily to kids -- breakfast cereals, snacks, carbonated beverages and restaurant fare -- should develop and reformulate their offerings to cut salt, added sugars and saturated fat and ensure they contribute...