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  • Gansler's gaffe

    Gansler's gaffe
    We have the first gaffe of the 2014 governor's race, and it's a doozy. The Washington Post reported Tuesday on a speech Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler gave to a roomful of volunteers for his nascent gubernatorial campaign in which he suggested that...
  • Uncertainty clouds federal obligation on stormwater fees

    Uncertainty clouds federal obligation on stormwater fees
    Baltimore County recently mailed bills for its new stormwater fees, and the Social Security Administration faces a charge of more than $35,000 for its Woodlawn headquarters. But it's unclear if the agency will pay a penny. "At this time we have not...
  • Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling

    Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress. Curious what they think? Here are excerpts from...
  • Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate

    Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate
    In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
  • Bongino says he's '95 percent' certain on 6th District

    WASHINGTON -- Republican Daniel Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran an unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Senate last year, said Tuesday he is "95 percent" certain he will run in Maryland's 6th Congressional District in the 2014 election and...
  • Racial profiling provision of immigration bill scrutinized

    Racial profiling provision of immigration bill scrutinized
    A coalition of civil liberties and immigrant-rights advocates led by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland wants to strengthen a provision in the Senate's sweeping immigration bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling. The 867-page,...
  • NSA surveillance sparks privacy debate

    NSA surveillance sparks privacy debate
    You make a call from your land line or text a friend from your smartphone. You browse an online retailer for clothing, a book or music; you create a wish list or write a review. You walk past a security camera outside your home; you use GPS to find...
  • Policy pits candy against sugar

    Policy pits candy against sugar
    Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth. Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
  • U.S. Senate Democrats to meet in Annapolis

    U.S. Senate Democrats will hold their annual retreat beginning Tuesday in Annapolis, giving lawmakers a chance to strategize about gun control, immigration and the latest fiscal crisis. The meeting, which will end with a closed-door address Wednesday by...
  • Filibuster reform can't wait

    Filibuster reform can't wait
    Two months after American voters made it clear they want effective government — and two years before the U.S. Senate's next opportunity to reform its broken rules — that "do nothing" chamber appears poised to fix its filibuster. In its present...
  • Inauguration on King Day an emotional tie for many

    Inauguration on King Day an emotional tie for many
    She'd never seen a presidential inauguration in her life, or wanted to, but on Jan. 20, 2009, Nathasa Werts braved bone-chilling weather and a crowd of more than a million people for a trip to Washington. The nation had just elected its first black...
  • Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality

    Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality
    President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it. Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...