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  • Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]

    Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]
    As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly descended on Kabul for a surprise stopover this weekend, it is telling that he did not meet with President Hamid Karzai. Previous visits by senior U.S. officials to strike a compromise with the Afghan leader have...
  • Cummings: Ted Cruz 'got an earful' from Dems on South Africa trip

    Cummings: Ted Cruz 'got an earful' from Dems on South Africa trip
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial, but that doesn't mean he's abandoned domestic policy. In fact, Cummings said he and other Democrats in the official delegation have used the trip to debate with Sen. Ted Cruz on...
  • State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion

    State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion
    Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment. Enrolling more lower-income residents...
  • Foley takes over as Fort Meade commander

    Foley takes over as Fort Meade commander
    Col. Brian P. Foley assumed command of Fort Meade during a ceremony Thursday morning. Foley, the 84th commander of the Army base in Anne Arundel County, succeeds Col. Edward C. Rothstein, who is retiring after 30 years in the military, the last two as...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...
  • State estimates 21,000 Md. jobs lost to sequester cuts

    State estimates 21,000 Md. jobs lost to sequester cuts
    Maryland lost about 21,000 jobs as a result of the automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester, state officials say, and they expect another 4,000 federal positions to evaporate over the next two years. New state estimates peg the job...
  • Federal firefighters push for shift-swap flexibility

    When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours. But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...
  • Not sequestration but Md.'s inept leadership that hurts

    Not sequestration but Md.'s inept leadership that hurts
    In his commentary ("Sequestration hurts," July 22), U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin criticized the political gridlock which led to sequestration. But the senator was an influential participant in the political process whereby Congress could not agree upon which...
  • Divided government: Washington is closing, states are moving in opposite directions

    Divided government: Washington is closing, states are moving in opposite directions
    Conservative Republicans in our nation's capital have managed to accomplish something they only dreamed of when tea partiers streamed into Congress at the start of 2011. They've basically shut down Congress. Their refusal to compromise is working just...
  • Md. congresswoman proposes national park on the moon

    To visit thenew national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank. On the plus side, there would be plenty of parking. Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on...
  • Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized

    Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized
    When John Arthur and Jim Obergefell chartered a private medical jet to Maryland last month to get married — the only safe means of transport for Arthur, who is terminally ill with Lou Gehrig’s disease — the gay couple fulfilled a last...
  • A government that lies to its citizens doesn't deserve to be called a democracy

    A government that lies to its citizens doesn't deserve to be called a democracy
    Ray McGovern's commentary on National Security Agency eavesdropping was a blast of fresh air ("Clean house over NSA spying," July 8). It was wonderful to read it on the same day I attended a vigil on behalf of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade. What...