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  • Time for Boehner to cut his losses and end the government shutdown

    Time for Boehner to cut his losses and end the government shutdown
    The current row over who's to blame for the latest government showdown brings to mind the story of the two men arguing on a street corner whether the world is round or flat. They agree to ask an amiable passer-by to settle the matter. He ponders the...
  • Laurel man says anti-shutdown demonstration at Capitol still going strong

    Laurel man says anti-shutdown demonstration at Capitol still going strong
    Clayton Cooper, a furloughed federal employee from Laurel who has made it his mission to park in front of the Capitol every work day until the government shutdown ends, said he thought his efforts, on Day 4, were gaining steam. “We had like 20...
  • Deciding who's essential to the federal government

    Deciding who's essential to the federal government
    Emell Monlyn was an essential government worker when twin snowstorms blanketed the Mid-Atlantic in 2010. The Bowie man was also required to report for work when a destructive derecho hit in June 2012 and Hurricane Sandy threatened later last year. In...
  • Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown

    Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown
    President Barack Obama used a speech Thursday in Maryland to sharpen his critique of Republican leaders, who responded by pointing a finger at Democrats in a budget showdown that left the government closed for a third day. Speaking at a Rockville...
  • Laurel federal employee was one block from gun shots at Capitol

    Laurel federal employee was one block from gun shots at Capitol
    UPDATE: Laurel resident Clayton Cooper Jr., a federal employee parked on Capitol Hill to demonstrate against the shutdown, said he was a block away from where shots were fired Thursday afternoon. Cooper, who was parked at 3rd and Jefferson streets, said...
  • Orioles host 200 city students after government shutdown cancels pre-K field trip

    Orioles host 200 city students after government shutdown cancels pre-K field trip
    The Baltimore Orioles stepped up to the plate after the government shutdown canceled a field trip to the Fort McHenry National Monument, where 200 Baltimore pre-kindergartners were scheduled to visit Thursday.  The trip was part of the annual "Pre-K...
  • Obama must not allow a default

    Obama must not allow a default
    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...
  • America can't guarantee that we won't engage in torture if we don't examine the past

    America can't guarantee that we won't engage in torture if we don't examine the past
    Yes, America. We tortured. And it was illegal, abhorrent and cruel. How can we ignore the facts? How can we fail to demand that the full and complete truth be provided to us? Earlier this year, those of us who follow such news of the intelligence...
  • 'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them'

    'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them'
    WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police. "I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
  • Hampton Mansion grounds closed because of shutdown

    Hampton Mansion grounds closed because of shutdown
    Law enforcement rangers with the National Park Service are among the few employees left at Hampton National Historic Site in Towson, because the government shutdown has forced the scenic park and historic mansion to close to all visitors. “The...
  • Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park

    Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park
    Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park is closed to the public and 30 park employees have been furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday, National Park officials said. The park closed at noon with just a few roads...
  • Government shutdown is the Republicans' fault — period

    Government shutdown is the Republicans' fault — period
    The federal government has shut down. And it's the Republicans' fault — period. Let's stipulate that most congressional Republicans are truly worried about federal spending and the national debt and honestly believe the Affordable Care Act is...