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CR could provide some BRAC traffic relief

The six-month continuing resolution Congress passed earlier this month was mostly about cuts, but it also included several hundred million dollars in new spending pushed through by the Maryland and Virginia congressional delegations. That money will pay to help solve some of the huge traffic problems this year's military personnel moves are expected to create around the DC area.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , Transportation , Fort Belvoir , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center , Jim Moran , Barbara Mikulski , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:52am EDT

Westboro relishes legal fight as Md. lawmakers push picketing restrictions

Maryland lawmakers introduced three state and federal bills in the past five weeks to strengthen restrictions on picketing funerals.

Tags: Westboro Baptist Church , Dutch Ruppersberger , Maryland General Assembly ,

Friday - 04/15/2011, 02:00am EDT

Cardin: Obama should push harder for D.C. voting rights

President Barack Obama has been calling for democracy in Egypt, but a U.S. senator says that the president should be doing more for voting rights for D.C. residents.

Tags: D.C. voting rights , Mark Plotkin , politics program , U.S Helsinki Commission

Sunday - 02/06/2011, 01:58pm EST

Ben Cardin appears on the 'Politics Program'

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., joined WTOP's Mark Plotkin Friday morning for the weekly Politics Program.

Tags: Pepco , Mark Plotkin

Friday - 02/04/2011, 01:06pm EST

Comments from D.C. area politicians on the Ariz. shooting

Here are some comments made by local politicians following the shooting that critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, killed federal Judge John Roll and several others in Tucson, Ariz.

Tags: Gabrielle Giffords , shooting , Arizona Shooting

Sunday - 01/09/2011, 10:13am EST

Fort Detrick signs cleanup agreement with EPA

Fort Detrick signed an agreement Friday with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlining how to go about cleaning up Area B's groundwater contamination.

Tags: Fort Detrick , Department of Defense , Environmental Protection Agency , Federal Facilities Agreement

Saturday - 12/18/2010, 11:28am EST

2 Ft. Detrick cancer cluster meetings slated this week

Frederick residents will have two chances this week to learn more about a possible cancer cluster near Fort Detrick.

Tags: Fort Detrick , Frederick County Health Department , Kristen Renee Foundation , cancer ,

Sunday - 08/29/2010, 12:34pm EDT

Army asked to find the depth of danger at Detrick

U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin sent a letter to the Department of Defense Monday asking the agency to look into contamination at Fort Detrick and devise a plan by Dec. 1 to remedy the situation.

Tags: Federal Drive , Army , Fort Detrick , Congressional Spotlight , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 09:08am EDT

Defense considers fewer sole-source contracts

Pentagon blocks 400 million dollar missile defense contract, Fighters rattle Seattle after Obama airspace issue

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Missile Defense Agency , Lockheed Martin , Air National Guard

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 08:40am EDT

State hopes technology will better secure passport process

GAO found significant success in obtaining passports using fraudulent documents in the second investigation in two years. While State is implementing facial recognition technology to close the existing gaps, lawmakers are introducing new legislation to give the agency more security capabilities.

Tags: technology , management , John Kyl , Greg Kutz , Brenda Sprague , GAO , State , Senate Judiciary Committee , SSA , DHS , passport security , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 08:45pm EDT
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