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  • Bergdahl is free, but at what cost [Commentary]

    Bergdahl is free, but at what cost [Commentary]
    There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders. His response was vintage Barack Obama: "I'm...
  • Britain's NHS is a lesson for America's VA

    Britain's NHS is a lesson for America's VA
    President Barack Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported at Veterans Administration hospitals in the United States: first...
  • SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog

    SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog
    The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from its Baltimore office to other cities in an effort to relieve what has become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday....
  • White House tour unlocks the secrets of the West Wing [Commentary]

    White House tour unlocks the secrets of the West Wing [Commentary]
    I am here to report that the White House Oval Office is not an abstraction. It's a real place. And that President Obama keeps a bowl of fresh apples on the coffee table for guests to partake of. By the way, the room is not nearly as spacious or as...
  • Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West

    Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West
    Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar...
  • Playing the executive card [Commentary]

    Playing the executive card [Commentary]
    As President Barack Obama contemplates November's congressional elections, the odds are they may produce Republican majorities in both the House and Senate. That would likely mean more of the same legislative frustration that has met his presidency to...
  • Mikulski, noting Bergdahl, presses Obama on detainees from Md.

    Mikulski, noting Bergdahl, presses Obama on detainees from Md.
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski called on the Obama administration Thursday to turn its attention to two Marylanders who are being detained overseas and argued that the recent release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raised significant questions for U.S. efforts to...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]

    Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]
    President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding the knife. The...
  • Social Security disability backlog in Md. among highest in nation

    Social Security disability backlog in Md. among highest in nation
    The Social Security Administration office that reviews disability claims for Central Maryland has the third-longest processing delay in the nation — a backlog that prompted a member of the state's congressional delegation on Monday to call for...
  • Ruppersberger calls for Social Security to address backlog in Md.

    Ruppersberger calls for Social Security to address backlog in Md.
    The Social Security Administration office that reviews claims for central Maryland has the third-longest delay in the nation, prompting Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on Monday to call for the agency to craft a plan to address the problem. "Some have had...
  • The real divide on Benghazi is determined by your military service - or lack of it

    The real divide on Benghazi is determined by your military service - or lack of it
    Despite the sneers of MSNBC hosts and the disdainful manner of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Benghazi matters. And it matters in ways we don't yet even understand – deep, fractious ways that reveal a major front in the culture war almost...
  • CNN's VA scandal coverage reminder of what cable news can be

    CNN's VA scandal coverage reminder of what cable news can be
    It was almost like old times last week watching CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Veterans Affairs scandal story. I mean the good old times, when cable TV news mattered because it was doing journalism — not right- or left-wing talking points...