| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:18 AM
For many Americans, the shutdown of the federal government has few, if any, immediate consequences. The mail will still be delivered, taxes will be owed, and many other services will continue for a time (even as some basic functions, from keeping Head...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive.
Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase in...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:28 AM
President Barack Obama used an address in Maryland on Thursday to try to pressure Republican lawmakers into accepting a spending bill to end the government shutdown that is now in its third day.
"The longer this goes on, the worse it will be," Obama...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:45 AM
As is often his wont, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on Obamacare provided a very one-sided narrative using gross generalizations and failing to provide context for his arguments ("Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home," May 26).
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The Senate provided the country with a rare and modest glimpse of bipartisanship in its 68-32 passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill laboriously accomplished by the Gang of Eight — four Democrats and four Republicans. But overcoming...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:07 PM
— The Obama administration plans to postpone a key requirement of the president's health law, delaying until 2015 penalties on large employers that don't offer health coverage.
The one-year delay, announced by the Treasury Department late...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation welcomed a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said Saturday they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
In his recent commentary on House Speaker John Boehner and immigration reform, columnist Jules Witcover chooses to ignore a few basic truths that would contradict his arguments ("Boehner's stance on immigration puts GOP in peril," July 2).
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The political football of health insurance, supposedly taken off the playing field in 2012 by the Supreme Court decision declaring the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional, is being kicked around again.
The Obama administration...