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  • Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage

    Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage
    Maryland's minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by July 2018 under a bill granted final passage by state lawmakers Monday. The measure goes to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley for his promised signature. Raising the wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 an...
  • Five questions for equal pay advocate Deborah Eisenberg

    Five questions for equal pay advocate Deborah Eisenberg
    Deborah Eisenberg started her law career as a litigator who loved the "thrill of the battle," standing up for the disadvantaged and less powerful. But when it comes to resolving disputes, sometimes she says it's better to talk it out. Eisenberg, a...
  • From training Secret Service agents to teenagers, driving instructor has one goal

    From training Secret Service agents to teenagers, driving instructor has one goal
    Chip Sheehan has never been scared while driving in a car. He's chauffeured foreign nationals and world leaders throughout the country as a member of the Secret Service. He's trained drivers for Presidents Ronald Reagan through Barack Obama how to...
  • Bill Clinton endorses Anthony Brown

    Bill Clinton endorses Anthony Brown
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown reaped the fruits of loyalty Tuesday as he received the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton in Brown's campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor. Brown's campaign released a statement in which he announced...
  • Moving from surviving to thriving [Commentary]

    Moving from surviving to thriving [Commentary]
    "I don't want to survive, I want to live." These powerful words spoken by the character of Solomon Northup in the Oscar winning movie "12 Years A Slave" echoed in my mind as I sat in the East Room of the White House this winter and heard President...
  • Ukraine in crisis [Editorial]

    Ukraine in crisis  [Editorial]
    The new Ukrainian government in Kiev is under mounting pressure to keep the country from unraveling as pro-Russian demonstrators in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lugansk and other eastern cities occupy government buildings and demand to be reunited with Moscow....
  • Jobs for high school grads [Letter]

    Jobs for high school grads [Letter]
    If President Barack Obama were serious about providing jobs for high school graduates, he'd change some U.S. State Department policies. There are plenty of temporary jobs in Maryland and elsewhere, but now they go to foreign students thanks to the J-1...
  • The day after graduation [Editorial]

    The day after graduation  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama was in Prince George's County today to tout a new $7 million federal initiative to expand programs that help high school graduates prepare for jobs in the region. In a state whose prosperity depends on a highly educated workforce,...
  • The ugly Ryan budget [Editorial]

    The ugly Ryan budget  [Editorial]
    The marvel of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, which the House of Representatives approved this week, is that for a piece of legislation that's essentially dead on arrival in the Senate, it's going to live on as a political document from now until November....
  • Delaney's energy policy a muddle [Letter]

    Delaney's energy policy a muddle [Letter]
    Rep. John Delaney's commentary ("Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S.," April 2) speaks for the energy and job needs of Canada, Crimea, Europe, Russia, Ukraine the Midwestern United States and southern Maryland. Unmentioned in this geopolitical...
  • Obama to honor Navy football

    Obama to honor Navy football
    President Obama will honor Navy football next Friday to present the team with the Commander in Chief's trophy, the White House said Friday.  The trophy, established in 1972, is awarded to the service academy with the best overall record against the...
  • Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]

    Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]
    Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. To...