| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:35 PM
While many of his fellow Republicans continue seeking the Holy Grail of defunding Obamacare and another possible government shutdown over it, New Jersey's brash Gov. Chris Christie has made them an offer they would be wise not to refuse.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:50 AM
The race for the next Howard County executive is practically upon us. Republican state Sen. Allan Kittleman announced his bid in June; County Council Democrat Courtney Watson has scheduled a "special announcement" for Sept. 21 in Columbia, where she is...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will spend Thursday in New Jersey campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a fellow Democrat whom the governor endorsed back in June.
O'Malley will host two solo events in Trenton and Paterson and appear...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:48 AM
It is time for our state to have independent audits of all departments and agencies.
The appalling misuse of federal education funding discovered earlier this year is already well known. Baltimore City and Prince George's County schools wasted over...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Sometimes you would like to send your kids to a deserted island and leave them there — away from phones, TV, video games and Internet — until until they turn 21.
That’s the way I’ve been feeling with all of the recent publicity...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:52 PM
The opportunity to vote in a highly charged presidential election and on several closely contested ballot questions drew Marylanders back to the polls Wednesday, keeping the state's early voting turnout on a record pace.
After a two-day break for...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Sandy rained on Havre de Grace's annual Halloween parade, but even a superstorm could not curtail trick-or-treating in the battered waterfront town.
The Harford County city of 13,000 on the banks of the Susquehanna River postponed its annual Halloween...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 4:39 AM
WEATHER: Cloudy, with a high near 57. Tonight is expected to start cloudy and become clearer, with a low around 42.
TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues.
Halloween night accented by violence in Baltimore: Three men were...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The countdown has started. In about 100 days, starting Oct. 1, millions of families across the nation will have an opportunity to enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
The full benefits of the law will...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Mayor Michael Bloomberg faces the nation, and we see the devastation to New York City and Long Island through his words. Gov. Chris Christie flies over the ravaged New Jersey coast and sees what horrific damage and destruction has been wreaked by the...
| Nov 2, 2012
If President Barack Obama had the time for some introspection on the campaign trail, he might take offense at all the media speculation (and in many cases wishful thinking gussied up as speculation) that his response to Hurricane Sandy will give him the...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:06 PM
— Hazel Cropper, for years the fastest crab picker in this city built on its seafood industry, worries about the storm drain a few feet from her living room.
As volunteers assessed the damage Superstorm Sandy caused to her home, the 74-year-old...