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  • Fact-checking Biden's debate performance

    Your editorial on Vice President Joseph Biden's debate performance against Rep. Paul Ryan seems to have somehow ignored several factual errors by the incumbent ("Biden connects," Oct. 13). For starters, Mr. Biden claimed "we weren't told they wanted more...
  • Medicare cuts could hinder cancer treatment

    As a radiation oncologist here in Bel Air, I wanted to share an issue that could affect the cancer treatment of a great many of our friends and neighbors. Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a change to the way free...
  • Paul Ryan was a good pick — but very risky

    Paul Ryan was a good pick — but very risky
    All those political pundits who thought Mitt Romney would choose "safe" when selecting a running mate were quite mistaken. Bold is more like it, and not just because Paul Ryan is young (42) and has never won a race larger than a congressional district....
  • More Americans insured new Census data finds

    The U.S. Census Bureau released new data today that showed more people now have health insurance. The data looked at coverage from 2011. Here are highlights taken from a census bureau press release. - The number of people with health insurance...
  • At Morgan State, Michelle Obama urges supporters to work

    At Morgan State, Michelle Obama urges supporters to work
    While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted. "As my...
  • Minus both incumbents, congressional candidates field difficult questions at HCC forum

    Congressional candidates for Districts 1 and 2 addressed issues, such as the economy, partisan voting and Social Security during a moderated forum at Harford Community College Thursday night. Some candidates went so far as to take political jabs at the...
  • Insurance co-op to start with $65 million federal loan

    Insurance co-op to start with $65 million federal loan
    A Maryland group led by Howard County health officer Peter Beilenson has received a $65 million loan under federal health reform to start the state's first insurance co-op, a consumer-owned nonprofit that will compete against private insurers to sell...
  • Best and worst of this year's presidential ads

    Today's topic: the billions (yes, with a "b") that will be spent on advertising in this year's presidential and congressional campaigns, and what kind of messages that money is sending. Like jazz, blues and musical comedy, the political ad is a...
  • Clarksville: Columbia Pro Cantare on the lookout for people who can sing

    Get your voice all tuned up and ready to sing. Columbia Pro Cantare is holding auditions for all parts for its 2012-13 season. The chorus will be performing "Carmina Burana," Handel's "Messiah," "Faure Requiem" and works from Spain and Latin America this...
  • O'Malley defends Obama, slams Romney on Medicare

    Gov. Martin O'Malley, President Obama's go-to surrogate during the summer election season, slammed Republican candidate Mitt Romney Sunday morning on Medicare and taxes during an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. The Maryland Democrat squared off...
  • Of course Obama has a plan for Medicare

    Are the Republicans really that stupid, or has telling lies become such a way of life for them that they can't keep them all straight? I see in the paper from Republican babbling heads like Bob Ehrlich, as well as their cadre of misinformed letter...
  • $5.6B deal positions Aetna for changing health care market

    $5.6B deal positions Aetna for changing health care market
    Aetna's plans announced Monday to acquire Coventry Health Care Inc. for $5.6 billion could catapult the insurance giant to the front of an industry race to capitalize on Obamacare and the health needs of aging baby boomers. The deal, subject to...