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  • Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House

    Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House
    Hours before a midnight deadline Monday, the White House reached a tentative deal with Congress to stop an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest households and to postpone for two months tough decisions on how to cut federal spending. After a rare...
  • Supporters mount campaign to preserve assault weapons ban

    Supporters mount campaign to preserve assault weapons ban
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and gun-control advocates launched an offensive Thursday to protect his proposed ban on assault-type weapons from a House committee's efforts to scale it back. "Military-style assault weapons belong on the battlefield, NOT on the...
  • For Republicans, a not so happy New Year

    For Republicans, a not so happy New Year
    Author's disclaimer: Today's piece may cause my center/right readers severe irritability, sleeplessness, and a strong desire to limit your cable television options to Fox. The antidote may not arrive until the midterm elections of 2014. Fiscal cliff...
  • Blame Senate Democrats for fiscal mess

    Regarding the recent editorial on the debt ceiling ("Another cliff ahead?" Jan. 4), why not put a majority of the blame on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the do-nothing Democratic-led U.S. Senate? He has avoided his Constitutional (not to mention...
  • Mikulski poised to become Senate committee chair

    Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
  • Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee

    Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee
    In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
  • Ending filibuster abuse

    Ending filibuster abuse
    The announcement last week that South Carolina's Jim DeMint is leaving his Senate seat to run the Heritage Foundation caused some in Washington to wishfully think that perhaps the move might usher in a more congenial, if not cooperative, outlook in the U....
  • Brain-lock inside the Beltway

    Brain-lock inside the Beltway
    It's at times like this I'm ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Well, that's probably not specific enough since I'm usually ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Still, the second you try to explain the stupidity of this "fiscal cliff"...
  • Fixing the filibuster

    Fixing the filibuster
    The filibuster is back in the news, thanks to Sen. Rand Paul's nearly 13-hour talkathon on U.S. drone policy last week. Putting aside the merits of Mr. Paul's national security views, his feat of endurance was in the best tradition of the Senate. He...
  • Sequester is proof of Obama's incompetence

    Sequester is proof of Obama's incompetence
    Regarding your recent editorial on the impending across-the-board cuts in federal spending, since the "sequester" plan originally was introduced by the White House, to call it a "GOP sequester" is a misnomer ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). If we had any...
  • Getting to yes on immigration reform

    Getting to yes on immigration reform
    The sweeping immigration bill outlined by a bipartisan group of eight senators this week represents the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. immigration system in more than a quarter-century. It's also probably Congress' best chance this year to...
  • Issues for state hang in balance after Obama's election

    Advocates for a host of Maryland interests — from the Chesapeake Bay to the defense industry — said Wednesday they are anxiously watching whether the election will change the political landscape here despite early indications that it...