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  • Mikulski: Md. should keep health exchange

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Friday that Maryland should "stay the course" with its own health care exchange, despite its troubled start, and not switch to the federal exchange.


  • FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., during a television news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington.   After weeks of secretive work, senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would lay to rest last year's budget battles.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Lawmakers put finishing touches on spending bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Funding for implementing the new health care law and other sticking points remain, but negotiators reported significant progress Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September.


  • Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 6, 2013, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee as lawmakers examine the budget for the Justice Department. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Eric Holder tells Senate panel: Congress has been briefed on NSA snooping

    U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder said Thursday that members of Congress have been kept up to speed on the National Security Agency's collection of millions of telephone records and that he would be willing to discuss the issue further in additional closed-door briefings.


  • Mikulski becoming 1st woman to head Appropriations

    Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is set to become the first woman to chair the prestigious Senate Appropriations Committee, a position left open this week by the death of Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye.


  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski, 75, a Maryland Democrat, set a record on Saturday by becoming the longest-serving female member of Congress. (Associated Press)

    Feisty Mikulski beloved by colleagues

    One by one, Republicans and Democrats recognized a singular achievement by a singular woman - Sen. Barbara Mikulski, now the longest-serving female member of Congress.


  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies Feb. 28, 2012, on Capitol Hill before the Senate on the State Department's fiscal 2013 budget. (Associated Press)

    Clinton defends U.S. mission in Afghanistan

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday defended the U.S. mission in Afghanistan as a week of deadly anti-American protests and the killing of two U.S. service members pushed Democrats to challenge President Barack Obama's policy.


  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, will become the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Senate when sworn in later this month. (Associated Press)

    Mikulski Senate's woman of record

    When Maryland's Barbara Mikulski was first sworn in as a U.S. senator in 1987, she entered what she described as "a guys' club," a chamber where senators socialized in a gym that was off-limits to her and her only female colleague, Republican Sen. Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this April 7, 2010 file photo, Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Robert Ehrlich, Jr., speaks in Rockville, Md. Four years of tough budget problems, a big tax increase in 2007 and the national anti-incumbency mood have helped lift former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich into a potentially tight rematch with incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley in one of the most Democratic states in the nation. Ehrlich still must hold off a primary challenge from a 33-year-old businessman named Brian Murphy, who has never run for office and was nearly unheard of until he received former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's endorsement last month.

    Ehrlich wins Md. primary, sets up rematch with O'Malley

    Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich has defeated business investor Brian Murphy in the Maryland Republican primary for governor.


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