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Jun 7, 2018

GOP senator confident Trump will protect states’ rights on marijuana

A Colorado Republican senator believes President Donald Trump will support a bipartisan congressional effort to give states autonomy over their marijuana laws – even though it would put the White House in direct conflict with its Justice Department.

Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John Thune, John Barrasso
Nov 4, 2014

Republicans take back the Senate

The GOP rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Obama to seize the Senate majority and tighten their grip on the House.

Aug 16, 2014

Senator calls for shift in surveillance policy

Americans are guaranteed the right to be secure in their paper correspondence, but online communication enjoys no such protection.

Nov 22, 2013

Senate Dems curb filibuster, risk future problems

Democrats quickly enjoyed the first fruits of a milestone Senate vote making it harder for the Republican minority to block President Barack Obama's nominations: They swiftly ended a GOP filibuster against one of his top judicial selections and prepared to do the same for two others.

Nov 21, 2013

Democrats vote to curb filibusters on appointees

Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama's current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans' ability to block final votes.

Sep 25, 2013

President Obama nominates 2 to federal court in Md.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated two attorneys to U.S. District Court judgeships in Maryland.

Jul 31, 2013

Eye Opener: Frederick prepares transportation plan

A few government and politics headlines for Wednesday.

Jun 17, 2013

‘House of Cards’ comes to Maryland State House

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State House is providing the set for the Netflix show “House of Cards” this week. The building was closed to the public on Monday, as actor Kevin Spacey and other actors filled the House of Delegates for filming. The building also is scheduled to be closed to the public on Tuesday. […]

May 1, 2013

State officials hoping for federal Internet sales tax bill

It's rare that the opening oratory during a meeting of the Board of Public Works is met with the approval of all three elected officials who sit on the state board.

Apr 22, 2013

U.S. Senate’s sales tax vote tied to Maryland’s gas tax

If states are given more authority to collect sales tax from online purchases, the cost of a gallon of gas in Maryland won't rise as high as some have predicted.

Tom Perez
Apr 18, 2013

At confirmation hearing, Labor nominee Perez pledges open mind

WASHINGTON — Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez sought to assure senators Thursday that he would approach the job with an open mind and a willingness to work with business and labor groups alike to create new jobs. “You will always have a person who has an open and balanced approach,” Perez told the Senate Health, […]

Mar 15, 2013

Ex-JPMorgan exec says Dimon withheld data

WASHINGTON — JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon held back showing federal regulators reports in May that revealed the bank had accumulated billions of dollars in trading losses, according to congressional testimony Friday from the firm’s former chief financial officer. Douglas Braunstein, who is now a vice chairman at the bank, told the Senate Permanent Subcommittee […]

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