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.

Maryland Politicians Land Softly at High-Powered Law Firms

Corporate law firms provide a safe, well-compensated landing pad for many outgoing Maryland politicians looking for a new gig.

Senate Republicans Grill Marylander Perez at Confirmation Hearing

Thomas Perez, a Takoma Park resident who has served in top county and state-level positions in Maryland, remained calm in the face of tough questioning from Senate Republicans Thursday as he sought confirmation as the next U.S. secretary of labor.

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.

Vice President Joe Biden Extols Maryland as Domestic Violence Prevention Model

Vice President Joe Biden praised Maryland as a national model for combating domestic violence in a speech Wednesday in Rockville.

Maryland’s Congressional Delegation, Minus One, Aims for Gun Control

Maryland’s congressional delegation generally supports new gun control legislation proposed in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., that claimed the lives of 20 schoolchildren.

Violence Against Women Act Passes Final Hurdle in the House

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to renew the Violence Against Women Act, passing a Senate-approved version of the bill rather than a Republican-offered alternative.

Van Hollen Meets Jailed Potomac Man in Cuba

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, met Tuesday with Alan Gross, a Potomac-based contractor detained in Cuba since 2009.

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.

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.