'The dean of Senate women'
The following essay is part of a series in which dozens of women will reveal what women they most admire.
Hidden disaster in new budget: Demonic plot to raid pensions
You've been subject to pay freezes, furloughs and shutdowns. One of you got yelled at by a Tea Party Republican at the World War II memorial.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
National Public Radio
FBI Agents Support Bipartisan Spending Deal
But the FBI Agents Association , hoping to avert further cutbacks next year, is throwing its clout behind the bipartisan spending plan unveiled on Tuesday by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington.
The Baltimore Sun
End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]
News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community - will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services Programs ? Currently Congress refuses to provide us with one of the cheapest, most effective tools as ... (more)
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Delaney Applauds Confirmation of Mel Watt as FHFA Head
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10 -- Rep. John Delaney , D- Md. , issued the following news release: Today the Senate voted to confirm Congressman Mel Watt as the next head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency .
Bipartisan negotiators try for modest budget pact
This Oct. 17, 2013 file photo shows House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Senator Mikulski voices optimism on budget deal
Senator Barbara Mikulski, who heads the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, on Tuesday expressed optimism that private negotiations in Congress have produced a tentative budget deal.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
The Washington Post
Virginia pols want FBI headquarters in Springfield
A group of Virginia politicians has signaled support for locating the new Federal Bureau of Investigations headquarters in Springfield, renewing efforts to bring the campus to their state after site-selection guidelines all but eliminated other Northern Virginia locations.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Maryland leaders mourn Mandela's death
"Although South Africa is thousands of miles away from Baltimore, I feel as if we have lost a dear friend, a father figure and the strongest example of dignity the world will ever know," said Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP in a statement.
The Washington Post
Lech Walesa cracks jokes -- in Polish
Lech Walesa is a pretty funny guy - at least, we think so. The former president of Poland, 70, appeared at the Capitol Wednesday night before a screening of his new biopic, "Walesa.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Washington Post: NSA Records Locations Of Cell Phones Worldwide
Could the government be tracking your every move? A shocking new report by the Washington Post reveals the NSA is recording the locations of cell phones around the world - gathering nearly five billion records a day! NSA officials say they are not purposefully tracking Americans in the US but some experts believe it's a serious violation of ... (more)
Marine Corps Times
Ryan, Murray Near Deal To Raise Spending Caps, Reduce Sequestration Impact
A US House-Senate budget committee is close to finalizing a plan on federal spending for the next two years that would provide the Pentagon and other federal agencies some relief from automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The number of cellphones the NSA is tracking per day will probably shock you
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md.
AG Coakley asks court to end new fishing cuts
Overreaching quotas in New England's fisheries ought to be removed immediately, Attorney General Martha Coakley argued in a federal court motion filed today in Boston.
The Washington Post
GOP bill would cut fed-retiree benefits to spare Defense
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a bill that would require federal workers to pay more toward their retiree benefits in order to soften sequestration's blow to the Defense Department over the next two years.
Hill panel: Women 'born networkers'
Women in Congress are working together in a bipartisan fashion to end the Washington gridlock, a panel of female members discussed Wednesday morning.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
In Washington, It's Walesa-Mania
Washingtonians and Polandphiles will get not one but at least two chances to see the new film "Walesa, Man of Hope," the story of how Lech Walesa went from working-class hero to chairman of the National Committee of Solidarity to Nobel laureate to president of a democratic Poland.
The Daily Times
Crisfield's big day
The city Monday dedicated a brand new City Dock severely damaged a year ago by Hurricane Sandy, and the day couldn't have been more perfect.
Budget panel blows first deadline
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
James R. Carroll | Deadlines will end quiet time [Online Extra]
Yes, there has been quite a lot of furor over the stumbling start of the Affordable Care Act.