Several Democratic lawmakers, including Congressman Jim Moran, are urging President Obama to consider unilaterally raising the debt ceiling. Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill newspaper, explains.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled a new plan to fund transportation in the commonwealth on Tuesday, including a provision to replace the gas tax with an overall sales tax increase and fees on alternative fuel vehicles.
Maryland's Senate President said on Tuesday that he expects both a repeal of the death penalty and wind power to be put up for a vote this session, after both measures failed to make it to the floor last year.
Efforts to close the gun show loophole in Virginia are expected to spark intense debate in the commonwealth in the upcoming legislative session, highlighting the divide between rural and urban areas of the state.
A new Frontline documentary from PBS airing Tuesday night will focus on the contentious tenure of former DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
In a pretrial hearing in Fort Meade, Md., a military judge reduced the potential sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning for his role in the WikiLeaks case, citing the illegal pretrial punishment he suffered.
The chief diversity officer at Gallaudet Unversity in Washington, D.C. has her job back after being suspended earlier this year for signing a petition to subject Maryland's gay marriage law to referendum.
The Centers for Disease Control are seeing a higher incidence of flu cases earlier in the flu season this year than in previous years, the agency reports.
Local transportation and law enforcement officials have released a transportation plan for the upcoming presidential inauguration, and it includes no parking zones, road closures, and detours on many of the bridges into the city.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley wants the state will spend an extra $336 million on school construction and renovations in the coming year.
Fairfax County Board members will vote tonight on tax plan to fund major road improvements around Tysons Corner — a proposed $250 million during the next four decades.