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  • Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline

    Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline
    As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in...
  • Sarbanes joins list of Brown endorsers

    U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes joined the list of Maryland Democratic elected officials to have endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's candidacy for governor Monday, giving Brown the support of half of the state's congressional delegation. With Sarbanes'...
  • The Obamacare defunding madness

    The Obamacare defunding madness
    Surely, even for Democrats there's remarkably little joy to be had in watching mainstream Republicans turn on Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz for forcing the GOP into a suicide mission. The big show in Washington — the final (at least one can hope)...
  • Congress steers government toward shutdown

    Congress steers government toward shutdown
    Lawmakers in Congress failed to settle on legislation Monday to end the latest budget showdown, forcing federal agencies to begin shutting down services for the first time in 17 years. The Republican-led House and Democratic Senate majority, unable to...
  • Obama to make public plea in Maryland

    Obama to make public plea in Maryland
    President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive. Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
  • Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens

    Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens
    When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan. And so the Montgomery...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...
  • Draw your own conclusions on benefits of gerrymandering [Column]

    If Gen. Benedict Arnold, Capt. Charles Boycott, Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Gov. Elbridge Gerry had a voice in the matter, their names, or variations thereof would not be part of our political vocabulary. The last instance is more pertinent to Carroll's...
  • In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war

    In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war
    He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
  • Farm bill must include reform to sugar subsidies

    Farm bill must include reform to sugar subsidies
    This year's farm bill would have made substantive changes to nearly every commodity program operated by the federal government except the sugar program ("House again fails to pass farm bill," June 20). While an amendment offering modest reforms was...
  • Millennials want answers about the debt

    Millennials want answers about the debt
    While the tentacles of Washington dysfunction reach all national demographics, one often overlooked group is our young adults — affectionately termed the "Millennials." Obvious evidence of this has been Congress' inability to thus far keep...
  • Delaney charts his own path

    Delaney charts his own path
    Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans. Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...