Defense Companies Target Maryland Members of Congress

The defense industry contributes generously to the state’s congressional delegation because Maryland is a leading recipient of federal defense contracts and houses more than a dozen defense contractors with operations in the state.

Supreme Court Has Changed How Campaigns Are Financed

A series of Supreme Court rulings have significantly expanded the ways corporations can donate to federal elections.

Cummings Critical of Contractor That Performed Navy Yard Shooter’s Background Check

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland sharply criticized the contractor in charge of conducting a background check on Aaron Alexis, the man responsible for the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that killed 12 people last year.

Dems Divided on Iran Sanctions Bill

Maryland’s two Democratic Senators disagree on a bill that would introduce new economic sanctions on Iran and potentially derail a historic nuclear agreement struck between the Islamic republic and the United States.