| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A reader recently expressed concern over the federal deficit and faults the Democrats for failing to come to grips with entitlements ("Republicans aren't to blame for Washington gridlock," Dec. 20). He describes the state of our federal budget as a free...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 12:29 PM
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats calling on lawmakers to approve a...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Congress seems to be focusing its austerity efforts on America's most vulnerable citizens, including those who need help feeding their families. Meanwhile, large food subsidies that benefit the most affluent Americans aren't even on the table.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Congressional Budget Office estimate that the Affordable Care Act will have a $2.6 trillion negative impact on the deficit/debt is a much more believable figure than Dr. James F. Burdick's estimates ("We can afford Obamacare," Oct. 21). Without tort...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:14 PM
The next big battle for federal workers might not be over another government shutdown, but how to measure inflation.
The long-term budget deal that lawmakers agreed last month to pursue is expected to include discussion on whether the federal government...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In all levels of all programs and institutions, public or private, big or small, government or corporate, there is some degree of fraud or mismanagement ("Food stamp fraud is real and must be stopped," Nov. 6). There is no way to have a program like the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
If congressional negotiators fail to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government, voters will blame House Republicans, but it's the president and fellow Democrats that are behaving like teenagers by wanting to spend irresponsibly.
Studies by the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:11 AM
WASHINGTON -- A sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws such as the legislation approved in June by the Senate would boost Maryland's economic output by $740 million and add more than 8,000 jobs in the state, according to a report released...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common-sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction — especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion.
This was an important step in the right direction - especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
What if they held an environmental crisis and no one cared?
What if a law moving through Congress would significantly harm clean water, open space, the Chesapeake Bay? You'd hear the alarms, strong and clear, from the largest national groups to the...