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  • O'Malley continues defense of health exchange

    O'Malley continues defense of health exchange
    Gov. Martin O'Malley took his defense of Maryland's struggling health exchange onto national television Sunday after CNN host Candy Crowley described its rollout as "disastrous by most accounts." O'Malley's defense came as Rep. John Delaney of the...
  • GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee

    GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee
    Maryland Republican legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to make tax reduction, including repeal of the so-called "rain tax," their top priority for the 90-day General Assembly session that begins Wednesday. After a briefing at which GOP lawmakers were told...
  • Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

    Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement
    A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
  • Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul

    Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul
    Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system....
  • Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults

    Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults
    Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and...
  • Lawmakers press for federal FSA carry-over

    Senate Democrats are pressing the Office of Personnel Management to allow federal workers to carry over a portion of their health savings accounts into the next year. Roughly 322,700 federal employees are enrolled in the flexible spending accounts, or...
  • Perez presses Congress on unemployment extension

    Perez presses Congress on unemployment extension
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats calling on lawmakers to approve a...
  • Protect the Endangered Species Act [Letter]

    Forty years ago this month, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act; astute, visionary legislation that's served as our nation's lifeline for plants, fish, and wildlife on the brink of extinction. The act has since become one of the strongest and...
  • Cardin expected to endorse Brown for governor

    Cardin expected to endorse Brown for governor
    U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin is expected to join the parade of Maryland Democratic elected officials who are backing Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown for governor on Monday. The state's junior senator will reportedly join Brown and running mate, Howard...
  • Cardin, Scott square off over Obamacare

    Cardin, Scott square off over Obamacare
    WASHINGTON -- The show was ostensibly focused on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy -- and the possibility of transformational change in politics and government. But Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, and Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina...
  • The generation Kennedy inspired [Letter]

    There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure). There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed...
  • Bongino captures national attention as he runs uphill in Md.

    Bongino captures national attention as he runs uphill in Md.
    Dan Bongino launched his first campaign for office on a laptop computer in his dining room. His wife, alone at his side, was the only other person he was sure would vote for him. Two years later, as the Severna Park man runs for the House of...