Republican congressmen request a federal probe of Md. health insurance exchange

(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

Reps. Andy Harris and Jack Kingston ask for a federal probe of Maryland’s problem-plagued insurance Web site.

Democrat Delaney attacked for donation to Republican Andy Harris

Another log has been added to the fire in the increasingly heated Democratic congressional primary playing out in the Maryland suburbs.

The House is on the verge of a genuinely bipartisan budget vote. Here’s why.

Who said they can’t get anything done?


House GOP homes in on debt-ceiling plan tied to military pension benefits

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Party leaders are urging lawmakers to get behind an effort to tie an increase to military pensions benefits.


Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s final State of the State speech, by the numbers

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

The speech was 31 minutes, included 1 spoken word “conclusion” and was watched by two former governors.


Local Digest: Body found on shoulder of Beltway in Maryland

Montgomery County detectives are investigating what police called a “suspicious death.”