| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:23 AM
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College Park shooter in murder-suicide identified as Morgan graduate: Police said they are investigating whether Dayvon...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Maryland and five other states received conditional federal approval Monday to operate a state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform.
The approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services means...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 12:00 PM
President Barack Obama shares responsibility equally with the U.S. House of Representatives on the financial issues facing this country ("The GOP's cynical debt limit ploy," Dec. 10). He has not had a budget passed (or even got one vote in the Senate) and...
| Dec 12, 2012
The "fiscal cliff" isn't nearly the biggest cliff we face -- if we're talking about dangerous precipices looming on the horizon. Here are three:
The child poverty cliff. A staggering number of our children are impoverished. Between 2007 and 2011, the...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:13 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
We are accustomed to the opprobrium columnist Thomas Schaller heaps on all things Republican. However, his most recent rant on who's to blame for the fiscal cliff deserves further reflection ("Crisis they created catches up with Republicans," Dec. 12)....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:00 PM
It seems to me that House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama can close the deal and avoid the "fiscal cliff" ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). The Republicans need to agree to increase the taxes for the wealthiest 2 percent while...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The recent presidential debate served the American people with another dish of lies and distortions ("Battle is joined over jobs, taxes," Oct. 4).
Mitt Romney is repeatedly on record as proposing a $5 trillion tax cut, but during the debate he made the...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 7:58 AM
The way some people talk in Washington, you could get the idea that Social Security and Medicare are little more than numbers in a budget.
Yet for families in Maryland and all over America, Social Security and Medicare have a deeper meaning: They are...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Watch out, folks, this could get bumpy.
With the release Monday of a proposal, or something approximating one, from House Republican leaders on a way to avert the "fiscal cliff," we now have the opening positions from both parties, neither of which...
| Oct 13, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden was stronger in Thursday's debate than challenger Rep. Paul Ryan, but the matchup didn't produce the kind of clear winner that the debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney did. Joe Biden was Joe Biden —...
| Dec 6, 2012
Are we about to go over a fiscal cliff? It's looking more likely, but it may not be as alarming as it sounds.
Here are three things you need to know about the impending crisis over the so-called fiscal cliff, the combination of tax increases and...