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  • Activists Nikolas Schiller (left) and Adam Eidinger (right) outside the D.C. Board of Elections display some 57,000 petition signatures collected in support of a referendum to legalize marijuana (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

    Marijuana legalization activists turn in petition to put measure on D.C. ballot

    Advocates seeking to legalize marijuana in the District turned in 57,000 signatures Monday in a bid to put the issue on the November ballot, but a federal lawmaker working to stop the city from easing its drug laws says a measure before Congress would trump any such vote.

  • House committee passes 'rider' to halt marijuana decriminalization in D.C.

    A Republican-led congressional committee voted Wednesday to block implementation of a local law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in the nation’s capital, leaving uncertain the fate of the measure set to take effect next month.

  • Norton: House Republicans may block D.C. marijuana decriminalization

    Recently passed legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small amount of marijuana in the District may come under fire by Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton warned on Tuesday.

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy is among a dozen lawmakers who will soon take to the golf links to benefit eight charities. (associated press)

    Trey Gowdy lights up John Boehner and Lindsey Graham

    Rep. Trey Gowdy took a time-out from the somber cause of politicking to tell a two-plus minute story of his recent dream that opened: Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Maryland's Rep. Andy Harris all died and went to Heaven.

  • Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland Republican (The Washington Times)

    Harris: Feds to review Maryland health exchange

    The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to investigate Maryland's troubled health care exchange, a congressman said Monday.

  • GOP seizes on state woes to highlight health care

    House Republicans intent on highlighting the woes of President Barack Obama's health care law need to look no further than their own back yards, some of which are traditionally liberal strongholds.

  • Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland Republican (The Washington Times)

    Md. GOP congressman demands answers on contraception mandate

    A Republican congressman asked President Obama's top health official on Thursday to declare whether a specific morning-after pill is an abortion-causing drug.

  • Md. Democratic congressional candidate withdraws

    Maryland Democratic congressional candidate Wendy Rosen has withdrawn her candidacy after the state's Democratic Party says she voted in Maryland and Florida in the 2006 general election.

  • Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland Republican

    HBO crew briefly shuts down Hill hearing

    An unaccredited film crew with cable giant HBO briefly shut down a House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday morning as Republicans and Democrats argued over whether to allow recording of the event.

  • City State: Morning Roundup

    Battle over Ten Commandments in Virginia reaches federal court; Giordano to be released from Aruba prison; Caps fire Boudreau; O'Malley, McDonnell take business battle offshore; Elderly shoppers attacked in Montgomery County; Harris has Democrat challenger in 1st District; Arlington County considers eminent domain at Courthouse Plaza.

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