April 10, 2013
45 Years Later, Tydings’ Gun Control Bill Remains a Cautionary Tale

As Congress debates new gun control measures, former Sen. Joseph Tydings’ story is increasingly relevant as an example of what can happen when a politician draws the ire of the gun lobby.

January 24, 2013
Cardin Puts Concerns to Defense Secretary Nominee Hagel

Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel said he had a “good conversation” with Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin Wednesday, but Cardin was mum on whether the nominee allayed his concerns about past comments on Iran and Israel.

February 1, 2013
Census: Redistricting Predictably Alters Two Districts in Maryland

Maryland’s redrawn congressional map significantly altered the makeup of two of the state’s eight congressional districts, as expected, according to recently-released demographic estimates.

February 5, 2013
Citing Personal Tragedy, Cummings Sponsors Bipartisan Gun Control Bill

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in announcing a bill Tuesday to combat weapons trafficking, an issue he said is personal.

January 25, 2013
Delaney Adds to Maryland’s Roster of Congressional Power Brokers

Rep. John Delaney, Maryland’s newest member of Congress, has bolstered the state’s already outsized influence on the Hill.

February 13, 2013
Economy Tops Obama Second-term Agenda

President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday to focus on an economy that continues to struggle toward recovery and to lobby for better gun laws to stem the tide of violence that claimed two more student lives in Maryland.

February 15, 2013
Gaithersburg’s Mr. Sesma Goes to Washington

Gaithersburg had its day in Congress Friday as City Council Vice President Michael Sesma testified about the ways cities like his can act to protect the environment.

May 16, 2013
Japanese Cars Represent Best, Worst of Maryland Auto Emissions Tests

Marylanders looking to purchase an environmentally friendly car should look east, Far East, new data shows. Japanese automakers Lexus, Subaru and Honda had the lowest failure rates on emissions tests in Maryland in 2010 and 2011, according to a Capital News Service analysis of more than 3 million test records.

February 14, 2013
Love Trumps Politics for Some Maryland Officeholders

Valentine’s Day is a special time for Maryland’s politicians; a chance to sneak away from the office and spend time with loved ones.

January 15, 2013
Maryland Highway Safety Wins Good Grade

Maryland received a good rating for its highway safety laws in a report released Tuesday by a national advocacy group, but the organization says the state has more work to do.