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  • Two-thirds undecided in attorney general's race

    Two-thirds undecided in attorney general's race
    Two-thirds of Maryland Democrats are undecided in a wide-open race to succeed Douglas F. Gansler as state attorney general, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun shows. Among Democrats who expressed a preference, Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County was ahead...
  • Religious leaders rally for higher minimum wage

    Religious leaders rally for higher minimum wage
    A coalition of religious leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before taking action....
  • Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill

    Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill
    The U.S. Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion bill that would dictate the nation's agriculture policy for the next five years, reduce how much taxpayers spend on food stamps and alter conservation programs for the...
  • Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention

    Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention
    When Steven Yancheski and his wife bought their Fort Howard home at a foreclosure auction in 2010, they thought they were getting a deal: a two-bedroom bungalow in "paradise" for about $85,000. The house was in a flood zone, so they had to pay for...
  • Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address

    Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address
    President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for a renewed focus on families struggling through the nation's fickle economic recovery, repeatedly warning lawmakers that his administration intends to work around Congress...
  • Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]

    Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]
    Earlier this month, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to consider crucial legislation that would grant the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would make it easier for him to negotiate deals with other countries. Maryland's own Sen....
  • Newly rebuilt I-95 travel plaza set to open

    Newly rebuilt I-95 travel plaza set to open
    A favorite rest stop for millions of travelers along Interstate 95 in Maryland will reopen its doors to the public next week after receiving a $30 million makeover by the state and its private-industry partners. The new Maryland House, a 42,000-square-...
  • Bill could scuttle Iran deal [Commentary]

    Bill could scuttle Iran deal [Commentary]
    Iran began taking verifiable steps this week to stop work on its most worrisome nuclear activities under the terms of an agreement with the United States and five other world powers. The breakthrough nuclear deal marks the first negotiated limitations...
  • Maryland House set to open by midnight Thursday

    Maryland House set to open by midnight Thursday
    The new $30 million Maryland House Travel Plaza along I-95 near Aberdeen will officially open to the public by midnight Thursday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority and plaza manager Areas USA. Around 6 p.m., last-minute details were...
  • Cardin expresses outrage over fed worker cuts

    Cardin expresses outrage over fed worker cuts
    Sen. Ben Cardin sent a letter to Democratic Senate leaders Thursday expressing outrage over reports that a budget deal developing in Congress may include further cuts to the federal workforce -- the latest member of Maryland's delegation to push back on...
  • LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote

    LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban hiring and employment discrimination against LGBT individuals, will proceed in the Senate after 61 senators voted for a cloture motion that will lead to a final vote on the bill. Maryland...
  • Rawlings-Blake says Christie created 'culture of callousness'

    Rawlings-Blake says Christie created 'culture of callousness'
    In her second appearance on "Meet the Press" in two months, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered opinions on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the allegations his staff caused a traffic jam as payback against a mayor who wouldn't endorse him....