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  • The GOP's negotiating strategy

    Rep. Eric Cantor, the number two Republican in the Congress, has now joined his leader, House Speaker John Boehner, in calling for President Barack Obama's health reform law to be put on the table in the debate over how to avoid the fiscal cliff....
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Letter: Obama critic failed to do his homework

    On Aug. 2, William McCollum attempted to "inform" us about President Obama's missteps ("For those less well-informed, here's list of Obama's missteps," letter). Unfortunately, McCollum apparently did not do his homework. So many allegations, so little...
  • Ignore distractions, focus on deficit

    With Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri refusing to leave the race for the U.S. Senate seat, the distractions are guaranteed to keep coming ("Akin fights on, says he's 'standing on principle,'" Aug. 23). Despite his apologies and retraction, and despite...
  • Convention focus shifts to Ryan, budget

    Convention focus shifts to Ryan, budget
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Departing from an economic message that has dominated the Republican National Convention, Maryland Rep. Andy Harris used an address to state party leaders here today to focus instead on how to deal with federal budget deficits and...
  • Proposed rules threaten fabric of river life in Port Deposit

    Proposed rules threaten fabric of river life in Port Deposit
    Pushing waterlogged belongings out the front door of her duplex, Suzy Cunningham trod over a buckle in the floorboards. "Our porch went all to hell," she lamented as she cleaned up last month after Tropical Storm Lee. "Their ain't a floor in Port Deposit...
  • Federal workers take $15B hit in payroll tax deal

    Federal employees will be required to contribute $15 billion toward the cost of extending federal unemployment insurance under a tentative agreement struck in Congress that would also maintain the 2010 payroll tax break, federal worker union officials...
  • Fed workers to help cover payroll agreement's cost

    New federal employees would contribute more than triple the amount paid by current government workers for their retirement under an agreement reached in Congress, according to two Maryland lawmakers who helped craft the deal to extend a payroll tax...
  • Keep limits on credit union business loans

    The op-ed by State Employees Credit Union CEO Rod Staatz ("Let credit unions do their job," April 25) compels me to respond on behalf of the Maryland banking industry. In his commentary, Mr. Staatz, who runs Maryland's largest credit union, argues that...
  • Maryland's Van Hollen at center of deficit fight

    Maryland's Van Hollen at center of deficit fight
    For Rep. Chris Van Hollen, brokering a bipartisan deal to trim the federal deficit is about more than dodging draconian across-the-board cuts or protecting a fragile economic recovery. It's also about proving that a bitterly divided Congress can still...
  • Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise

    Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise
    It's bad enough when economists contradict each other, but it's even more frustrating when they contradict themselves. Or, as George Bernard Shaw once observed, if all economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn't reach a conclusion. That...
  • Supercommittee can succeed

    Supercommittee can succeed
    Later this month, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — often referred to as the "supercommittee" — will issue its recommendations on how we should deal with our nation's economic problems and budget deficits. I have two strong...