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  • Lawmakers approve withholding fix for contractors

    Government contractors applauded congressional action Wednesday to repeal a federal law that would have postponed millions of dollars in payments to Maryland companies, potentially wounding the region's fragile economy. In a rare display of...
  • Bartlett aide raises concerns over GOP's payroll stance

    Bartlett aide raises concerns over GOP's payroll stance
    A spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett sent an e-mail to House leadership aides arguing that the GOP is "not playing this right," in regard to the protracted debate over extending the payroll tax cut. The spokeswoman, Lisa Wright, was...
  • Health care ruling a win for Obama, Md. Democrats

    Health care ruling a win for Obama, Md. Democrats
    The Supreme Court's health care decision gave a boost to President Barack Obama and Maryland Democrats on Thursday but left the political landscape unsettled as Republicans doubled down on threats to undo the landmark law, either in Congress or by way...
  • Credit downgrade reflected realism

    Your editorial "After the downgrade" (Aug. 9) completely misses the real reason for the debt downgrade by Standard & Poor's. Rather than a "rejection of doctrinaire politics" as you describe it, the downgrade expressed a totally realistic concern about...
  • White House: Irene's federal cost $1.5 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House estimated on Monday that Hurricane Irene will cost federal taxpayers $1.5 billion in disaster relief, further ballooning a government account that was already the focus of fresh partisan friction between President...
  • Obama's stimulus created jobs, whether Republicans like it or not

    At a recent debate sponsored by the tea party, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stated that the Obama administration's economic stimulus program resulted in zero jobs. Rep. Eric Cantor has also been quoted as saying essentially the same thing. So I proceeded to...
  • If Republicans don't like Obama's jobs bill, let them vote it down and then explain it to the American people

    I read recently that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor not only declared President Obama's American Jobs Act dead, he refuses to even take a vote on it. My question: If Mr. Cantor believes the bill doesn't stand a chance of passing, why doesn't he have...
  • Put partisanship aside, pass the Obama jobs bill

    Put partisanship aside, pass the Obama jobs bill
    There are a lot of reasons for Congress to pass the American Jobs Act: It's a plan that creates jobs and allows working families to keep more of what they earn. What's more, it's fully paid for. But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he won't even...
  • The hidden impediment to school renovation

    The hidden impediment to school renovation
    A major reason many Maryland jurisdictions — especially Baltimore County and Baltimore City — confront a growing problem of aging, obsolete school buildings is an obscure bit of Internal Revenue Service bureaucracy called the "prior use rule."...
  • Playing chicken with the economy

    Playing chicken with the economy
    If you thought last month's battle over a budget deal was scary, just wait for what could be coming this summer as the nation creeps closer to reaching its self-imposed limit on government-issued debt. In a speech on Wall Street this week, House...
  • The GOP's crack-up, long in coming, threatens America

    The GOP's crack-up, long in coming, threatens America
    With the Iowa caucuses just days away, the Republican crack-up threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP's eclipse in 1932. That's bad for America. The crack-up isn't just Romney-the-smooth versus...
  • Federal workers fret over debt talks

    Federal workers fret over debt talks
    As the president and the speaker of the House intensified their debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling Monday night, the real world impact was reflected among Maryland federal workers like Jacqueline Hamilton. After 44 years of...