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  • Lawmakers approve withholding fix for contractors

    Government contractors applauded congressional action Wednesday to repeal a federal law that would have postponed millions of dollars in payments to Maryland companies, potentially wounding the region's fragile economy. In a rare display of...
  • Anxious Marylanders wait to see if Congress will act

    Failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to strike a deal on deficit reduction has left lawmakers scrambling to address a half-dozen bills of major importance to Marylanders, from extending tax breaks to paying Medicare doctors to securing federal...
  • CBO: Feds paid more than private employees

    Federal government workers earn 16 percent more than their counterparts in the private sector, according to a report released by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on Monday that is sure to play into the heated debate over federal compensation....
  • Balanced budget amendment: Here's why it's a bad idea

    Balanced budget amendment: Here's why it's a bad idea
    The U.S. government teeters on the brink of an unprecedented, self-inflicted debt default, and the House of Representatives can't seem to keep its eye on the ball. After the House debated the fate of incandescent lightbulbs last week, it approved on...
  • Police say letter to New York Post is anthrax-laced

    A letter mailed to the New York Post has tested positive for anthrax and is similar to anthrax-laced letters sent to NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, police said late yesterday. The letter addressed to "Editor" was...
  • Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?

    Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?
    Ethanol manufacturers have long maintained that government subsidies to their industry pay off for consumers in the form of lower gas prices. Not so fast. The Congressional Budget Office recently determined that the feds' ethanol targets will push gas...
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 12: Real bathroom; Cat conundrum; Doughnuts vs. guns

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 12: Real bathroom; Cat conundrum; Doughnuts vs. guns
    Real bathroom, please "We live in the Villas at Five Forks that has had a non-functioning pool for 2 years so we have been going to Jamestown Beach. Not quite as nice as a pool, but it's always clean. It would be so nice if James City would build a real...
  • Randy Schultz: Who is really to blame for scandal at the VA?

    In February, the George W. Bush Institute held a seminar on post-9-11 veterans. How appropriate. Washington again has gone political over a failure of government — excessive wait times for veterans' health care and deciding vets' disability...
  • Anthony Orlando: New health care market better deal than you think

    You're going to hear a lot about Obamacare this fall, especially from Republicans. They'll try to convince you that it was a bad deal. They'll throw numbers at you to make you think that the cost of health insurance is spiraling out of control. In all...
  • Health law covers at least 8 million

    Health law covers at least 8 million
    President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority report satisfaction with their new health plans. The studies — done...
  • Most Obamacare enrollees happy with new coverage, data show

    Most Obamacare enrollees happy with new coverage, data show
    President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by between 8 million and 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority of enrollees report satisfaction with their new health plans. The...
  • Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...