| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:41 AM
It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee.
Members were considering House Speaker John...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:15 AM
While I am pleased that gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan submitted a letter to the Baltimore Sun affirming his support for access to birth control, it did not go far enough to answer how he feels about a woman's right to choose ("Hogan: Hobby Lobby...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Some Republicans in Congress, having wasted the 2012 election trying to get rid of President Obama with Obamacare as their bludgeon, are now talking about crippling him in the 2014 midterm cycle by crying impeachment.
With Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The Sun's recent editorial about the tea party's fortunes helps everyone understand why dinosaur media outlets are circling the drain toward oblivion ("Weakened tea," May 21).
In the view of some, every political issue fits into file folders — Fox...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The centrist shift of the Republican Party, first observed last fall with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's landslide re-election, continued this week with GOP establishment candidates defeating tea party challengers in primary races. The most visible...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In terms of public interest in elections, the voting for members of Congress in off-years, when no presidential candidates are on the ballot, is historically low. The stakes generally seem not very great, and familiarity breeds success for incumbents, who...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Election year 2014 is the third time the Republican Party has hitched its wagon to the tea party. In 2010, angry tea partiers shouted down incumbents in town hall meetings, put Democrats into a defensive, crotch-covering crouch and delivered the House...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Is it possible that the adults in Congress are finally taking over?
That prospect has reared its head in the decision of Republican leaders in both the House and Senate to back away from another threatened government shutdown by swallowing an...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:12 PM
President Barack Obama used a visit to Maryland on Thursday to push back against congressional Republicans who are working to delay provisions of his health care law set to take effect next week.
The president vowed that his signature domestic...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The old axiom, be careful what you wish for because you may get it, is back in play here with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's successful change in Senate rules dealing with that old albatross, the filibuster.
After five years of enduring...