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  • Md. officials welcome talk of Perez as U.S. secretary of labor

    Md. officials welcome talk of Perez as U.S. secretary of labor
    Hispanic and union leaders in Maryland applauded reports Sunday that Thomas E. Perez, a longtime civil rights attorney who led the state's labor department for two years, is poised to be nominated as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor as early as...
  • Senate confirms Towson resident Grimm for U.S. District Court judgeship

    Longtime U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm was promoted to a U.S. District Court judgeship in Maryland by a nearly unanimous confirmation vote in the Senate on Monday despite a backlog of nominations that has left dozens of vacancies on the federal...
  • Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home
    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
  • Physician pay, medical disclosure rules criticized

    The payments and "VIP trips" given to a Maryland cardiologist by Abbott Laboratories for parties and consulting work — disclosed in a federal report released Monday — are just what new legislation and industry guidelines are supposed to...
  • Judicial filibuster: Not so 'extraordinary' after all

    Judicial filibuster: Not so 'extraordinary' after all
    Remember the "Gang of 14"? That was the bipartisan group of senators who six years ago agreed not to filibuster judicial nominees except under "extraordinary circumstances." Well, looks like some people have decided to redefine "extraordinary" to...
  • U.S. senator begins inquiry into Baltimore's housing agency

    U.S. senator begins inquiry into Baltimore's housing agency
    One of the U.S. Senate's most aggressive watchdogs said Thursday he has begun an inquiry into Baltimore's public housing agency, after receiving calls and emails concerning "a wide range of allegations, including possible conflicts of interest, fraud,...
  • Welcome to the Bailout Cafe

     
    Hi! I'm Elizabeth, your server! I'll be taking care of you today! Owl Meat is at his entertaining best with today's Funtastic Thursday guest post. ELWelcome to the Bailout Cafe. Here are today's specials: The Warren Buffet – An unlimited wealth........
  • Trouble for Democrats: More Senate seats are at risk

    WASHINGTON Democrats are finding that their path to keeping control of the U.S. Senate this year is getting bumpier. At least four states where Democrats hold Senate seats that once were seen as fairly safe are now considered in play: Michigan, Iowa,...
  • Release Of Medicare Doctor Payments Shows Some Huge Payouts

    Release Of Medicare Doctor Payments Shows Some Huge Payouts
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and some physicians got as much as $10 million in 2012. The Obama administration is releasing a detailed account Wednesday of $77...
  • Telling for dollars: Tipsters get few payments in IRS program

    PITTSBURGH Even as the IRS orders Americans to pay their income taxes, federal revenue collectors are failing to take full advantage of a 7-year-old law that encourages tipsters to turn in tax-cheating bosses, neighbors, relatives and exes, according to...
  • For-Profit Hospitals Offer Advantages

    The resistance to for-profit hospitals in Connecticut reveals a degree of naivete about legal and financial realities that our political leadership ignores at the peril of the state's health care system. Our leaders should promote nonprofit/for-profit...
  • Secret Service agents in Florida for Obama visit had traffic accident in Keys

    MIAMI A burgeoning new scandal over drunkenness or tawdry behavior among Secret Service officers traveling with President Barack Obama is partly rooted in a traffic accident in the Florida Keys earlier this month involving two of the agency's men. The...