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  • Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home
    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
  • Remember when Republicans supported the individual mandate?

    I read with interest columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary regarding the recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Constitutional — but contemptible," July 9). I am still confused — indeed...
  • Sandy shows the need for a smarter power grid

    Approximately 200,000 people in Maryland were left without power in wake of hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30 2012. Three days later only 700 houses were still left without power. Jeannette M. Mills at Baltimore Gas and Electricity observed that the quick...
  • HUD's Donovan says U.S. Senate housing bill is best chance of reform

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top housing official on Wednesday said a proposed Senate bill provides the best chance to overhaul the mortgage finance system this decade, but more debate over down payment requirements for government-...
  • California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post

    California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post
    WASHINGTON – California prevailed over Idaho on Monday in a long battle over the fate of a key judicial post, thanks largely to the Democrats' change last year to long-standing Senate filibuster rules. The Senate voted 56 to 43 to confirm John B....
  • U.S. housing bill would cut mortgage access for minorities, groups warn

    U.S. housing bill would cut mortgage access for minorities, groups warn
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate proposal to overhaul the U.S. housing finance system would make mortgages more expensive and less available, especially in minority communities, a coalition of consumer advocates and civil rights groups warned on Friday. A...
  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal released Tuesday would...
  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward Tuesday as key senators announced bipartisan agreement on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal, which will be...
  • Sebelius on offense, tells Senate panel she won't delay Obamacare

    Sebelius on offense, tells Senate panel she won't delay Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that she had considered shutting down the problematic Obamacare website, but has no intention of delaying implementation of the nation’s new healthcare law....
  • Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing

    Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....
  • Obama nominates Yellen as Fed chief, calls her a champion for workers

    Obama nominates Yellen as Fed chief, calls her a champion for workers
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday announced the nomination of Janet L. Yellen to be the first woman head of the Federal Reserve, calling her "one of the nation's foremost economists and policymakers" who would be a champion for American workers....
  • New Year's resolutions I'd like to hear

    Happy New Year! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep. Through the years, I've discovered something about New Year's resolutions: While it's not so easy to keep them, it's very easy to make them for other...