| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting theWorld Series are urging the baseball players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera.
The senators, including No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois, and...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:09 AM
CHARLOTTE -- Speaking to members of Iowa's influential delegation to the Democratic convention on Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a shot at several Republican governors while laying out a broad vision for the party that some suspect he hopes...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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"...
| 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...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Tobacco manufacturers that re-label roll-your-own cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco are cheating federal and state authorities out of an estimated $1.3 billion in lost state and federal tax revenues, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers...
| Sep 16, 2010
As lawmakers prepare for hearings into the largest egg recall in U.S. history, food safety advocates say the congressional probe could give momentum to a long-delayed measure that would enhance the power of the Food and Drug Administration.
| Sep 19, 2007
Today, professors Brownell and Campos discuss the best practices in stemming the expansion of the national waistline. Yesterday, they pondered the government's rationale for intervening on the issue, and Monday, they attempted to define the parameters...