| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has become the latest incumbent in Congress to announce he will skip his party's national convention this year to spend time campaigning for reelection, drawing a contrast with other state Republicans as well as his Democratic...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:33 AM
In the long lull before the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August, party leaders and strategists for Mitt Romney are calculating how they can put their collective best foot forward. This year, it will not be easy.
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:23 AM
The announcement that House Speaker John Boehner has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table in the current "fiscal cliff" negotiations is, in one sense, a welcome development. If the Senate agrees, we will temporarily be spared the sort of...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
It has been reported that House Speaker John Boehner is backing a compromise on taxing those "rich" Americans who make over $1 million a year.
Unfortunately, that threshold, as well as President Barack Obama's proposal to increase taxes on those...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Current and retired federal employees who have been on the offense against the Defense of Marriage Act can't taste victory yet, but its scent is growing stronger now that the Supreme Court has decided to review the law.
Federal workers and retirees have...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:47 AM
WEATHER: Breezy and mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers before 10 a.m. and a high near 46. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy with a low around 35.
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| Jun 25, 2012
William Foreman wasn't looking to make history when he elected to join the United States Marine Corps after the Selective Service System called his number for World War II.
The lifelong Catonsville resident could have joined the Army or Navy, like most...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Republicans seem befuddled by President Obama's decision to halt deportation of young people brought into the United States illegally by their undocumented parents. Mitt Romney is gobsmacked, Speaker of the House John Boehner is exasperated, and Florida...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The U.S. Supreme Courtupheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law Thursday, ruling that the government may impose tax penalties on people who do not have health insurance.
The court's long-awaited ruling rejected a broad legal...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Maryland's economy shed 3,100 jobs in November, the latest U-turn in a bumpy year overshadowed by the fast-approaching "fiscal cliff," according to federal data released Friday.
The U.S. Department of Labor also sharply revised downward its estimate...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 9:53 AM
What's the biggest political lesson of 2012? Some say it's that money doesn't count all that much. Even though billionaires and big corporations poured huge amounts into the 2012 election, they lost big. They learned the lesson and won't try to buy...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:03 PM
"President Obama and Congress chose to pass the Affordable Care Act because the status quo was hurting our ability to create jobs, expand opportunity, and protect the health of our children and parents.
"Today's decision gives considerable momentum to...