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  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday
    WEATHER: Cloudy, mid-40s, with rain or wintry mix late. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS College Park shooter in murder-suicide identified as Morgan graduate: Police said they are investigating whether Dayvon...
  • Mitt Romney's question-mark economy

    Mitt Romney's question-mark economy
    We're closing in on Election Day, but the questions about what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would do if elected are only growing larger. Rarely before in American history has a presidential ticket campaigned on such a blank slate. Yet, paradoxically, not...
  • St. Joseph loses $400,000 every day it can't bill Medicare

    St. Joseph loses $400,000 every day it can't bill Medicare
    University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center loses about $400,000 every day it's not certified by Medicare to collect payments from the federal health care program. The big question is how much that will ultimately cost the Towson hospital. Tens...
  • Rate-setting commission recommends no increase in hospital charges

    Rate-setting commission recommends no increase in hospital charges
    The state's hospitals would absorb all of the 2 percent Medicare cuts required by federal sequestration under a proposal released Thursday by the state panel that sets hospital rates. The recommendation by the staff of the Health Services Cost Review...
  • Maryland hospitals warn of jobs losses if federal cuts hit

    Maryland hospitals warn of jobs losses if federal cuts hit
    The Maryland Hospital Association said Friday that jobs may be in jeopardy if a state commission approves a plan that would make hospitals absorb all of the 2 percent Medicare cuts required under federal sequestration. The board of the Health Services...
  • Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP

    Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP
    It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true. The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...
  • Can Obama sell 'chained CPI'?

    Can Obama sell 'chained CPI'?
    President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it. What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...
  • For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls

    For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls
    It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...
  • End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all

    End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all
    Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
  • Ehrlich is wrong: Lower taxes don't spur growth or solve deficits

    Ehrlich is wrong: Lower taxes don't spur growth or solve deficits
    I read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column ("Obama economics: More government means more growth," June 20) with interest and disbelief. Well, not really. But his comment at the end about the "left's dangerous love affair with ever-higher taxes" brought a...
  • St. Joseph strikes deal with Medicare to recoup some of lost billings

    St. Joseph strikes deal with Medicare to recoup some of lost billings
    University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center will be able to recoup some of the tens of millions of dollars it lost while operating without a Medicare certification under a compromise reached with federal officials. The Towson hospital will be...