Dems blast McConnell 'shutdown' talk
In a series of statements and fundraising emails, Democrats said McConnell's statements in a news interview suggest he'd threaten to shut down the government by demanding that the White House accept restrictions on its policies in exchange for legislation funding the government.
House Democrats Have Cash Advantage But Little Chance of Winning Seats
PHOTO: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., joined by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., criticizes the efforts of Republicans to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law, ... (more)
Tue Aug 19, 2014
World's Largest Hindu Temple Comes to New Jersey
ROBBINSVILLE, New Jersey: It was a culmination of years of planning, preparations and prayers as the second phase of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha's Shri Swaminarayan temple was inaugurated over the weekend.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Social Media: Lawmakers Embrace ALS Challenge, Quieter on Ferguson, Middle East
A look at the past day on Twitter shows that more from Congress are dumping ice water on themselves in the name of charity than using social media to weigh in national and international events.
Media Notes Congressional Failure to Demilitarize Police, and Reason is Proud to Lead the Way
Members of Congress had a recent chance to demilitarize policing-and Ferguson, Missouri's own member of Congress, Rep. Lacy Clay , is among the majority of both Democrats and Republicans who turned up their noses at the opportunity.
The Jersey Journal
Military Update: Expansion of networks become key tool to ensure timely VA healthcare
President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., right, signs H.R. 3230, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, at the Wallace Theater in Fort Belvoir, Va.
The Baltimore Sun
Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide [Editorial]
The wind-power power struggle at the highest levels of Maryland's Democratic Party seemed to have been decided in May when Gov. Martin O'Malley bucked Rep. Steny Hoyer to veto legislation that would have essentially killed a green energy project on the Eastern Shore.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Does Obama Need Congressional OK to Continue Air Strikes in Iraq?
Constitutional law experts disagree on whether the president must get congressional authorization at all, under either his constitutional authority or under the War Powers Act.
Two Months Ago Dem Leadership Opposed Bill Reversing Militarization of Police
Sen. Carl Levin's " weak sauce " review the 1033 program that has increasingly put military grade equipment into the hands of police forces around the country is a little late, considering he and the rest of Congress had a good chance to do some effective reversal of the program back in June and overwhelmingly rejected it : revealing vote this past ... (more)
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Ferguson's Rep. Lacy Clay Voted Against Amendment to Limit Military...
In June, the House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act.
Cantor Voting Rights Act Legacy is Failure to Deliver, Democrats Say
Passing a new Voting Rights Act in the GOP-dominated House was never going to be easy, supporters acknowledge.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Congress Divided Over Iraq Strikes
Just hours after President Obama's announcement late Thursday that the U.S. would strike limited targets in Iraq, there already appear to be some divisions in Congress about whether the intervention is warranted-or not enough.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Government Computer News
University of Maryland opens UAS test site
The University of Maryland has launched an unmanned aircraft systems test site in southern Maryland.
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer reassures room full of Africans that he ...
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer awkwardly told a room full of Africans yesterday that he doesn't actually 'whip' his colleagues.
Steny Hoyer should be on an apology tour right now
If Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., were a Republican, the networks would be giving the following statement wall-to-wall coverage, and the House minority whip would be forced to go on a weeklong apology tour to convince America he's not a hugely ignorant racist.
Uh oh: Montana Democrat accused of plagiarism drops out of Senate race
It's rare that an incumbent senator declining to run is bad news for the other party but there's no way to spin this as happy for the GOP, right? Walsh was down by double digits in a solidly red state when the NYT dropped that plagiarism bomb on him.
Christian Science Monitor
President Obama signs veterans' health-care overhaul bill
President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., right, signs H.R. 3230, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Wallace Theater in Fort Belvoir, Va.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
University of Maryland Opens Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in Southern Maryland
The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering today announced the launch of a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in Southern Maryland.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
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.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
But what came in roaring like a legislative lion is on track to go out like a lamb, barring an unlikely burst of lawmaking in September or a lame-duck session.