| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues that include Baltimore harbor dredging, preschool classrooms and the Eastern Shore's...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Lawmakers in Congress failed to settle on legislation Monday to end the latest budget showdown, forcing federal agencies to begin shutting down services for the first time in 17 years.
The Republican-led House and Democratic Senate majority, unable to...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:44 PM
A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- With the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act unable to get off the ground in Congress, a group of lawmakers is turning to Plan B to try to nudge the Federal Aviation Administration to act more aggressively to...
| Apr 9, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...
| Jun 3, 2013
Yo! The other day when the 3H’s descended on Pennsylvania, my wife asked me if the Capitol was air conditioned. I said I guess so, it seems cooler inside. Then I stepped into the Senate Rules Committee chamber for the......
| Feb 2, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Pat Toomey’s effort to permanently ban congressional earmarks fell short in the Senate Thursday, but the Pennsylvania senator was heartened that appropriators separately agreed to extend a temporary moratoriam through 2013.
Toomey offered his...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Animals dying in gas chambers doesn't conjure up a pleasant image, but it happens at shelters every day.
When the inevitable time comes, most owned pets are euthanized by injection. The word euthanasia comes from the Greeks, literally meaning a "good...