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  • Two-year terms for House of Delegates

    Two-year terms for House of Delegates
    Similar to the situation today, confidence in American political institutions was flagging roughly 20 years ago. Our economy was undergoing a recession, and there appeared to be a widening disconnect between our elected officials and the citizenry. The...
  • Cheating scandals put tests in the spotlight

    Cheating scandals put tests in the spotlight
    In Camden, N.J., a principal said the pressure to pump up students' standardized test results came with a threat from a district supervisor — nice medical benefits you have for your sick daughter, sure would be a shame to lose them. In Atlanta, one...
  • This Day in Orioles History: April 3

    April 3, 1989: President George H.W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Memorial Stadium as the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day.
  • Phelps, Lochte headline start USA Swimming Grand Prix Series

    USA Swimming Phelps, Lochte headline start of Grand Prix Series The top swimmers in the country, including Michael Phelps (Fells Point) and Ryan Lochte, will be back in the pool Friday through Nov. 14 for the Minnesota Grand Prix, the first stop of...
  • Betty Ford is dead at 93, founded addiction center

    Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Ford died Friday evening with...
  • Pair tried to steal historical documents worth millions, police say

    Pair tried to steal historical documents worth millions, police say
    Barry H. Landau has rubbed elbows with presidents, helped plan inaugurations, and claims one of the largest collections of Oval Office memorabilia outside museums and presidential libraries. His Manhattan apartment includes a collection of china from...
  • Obama calls the GOP's bluff

    Obama calls the GOP's bluff
    With time running out for Congress to raise the federal debt limit or see the nation face fiscal calamity and an almost certain end to the tenuous economic recovery, President Barack Obama has taken the lead on the issue with a proposal that...
  • This time with feeling: The GOP needs to do a retake on its debt limit rhetoric

    This time with feeling: The GOP needs to do a retake on its debt limit rhetoric
    A lot of conservatives are having fun at President Obama's expense after his latest gaffe. In the midst of testy debt-limit negotiations last week, Mr. Obama told House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, "Don't call my bluff." The first rule in bluffing is...
  • William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies

    William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies
    William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved. Mr. Schaefer was 89....
  • Timeline of Schaefer's public life

    Timeline of Schaefer's public life
    Significant dates in William Donald Schaefer's half-century in politics: 1950: Schaefer, a graduate of the University of Baltimore law school, opens downtown practice. Runs unsuccessfully for the House of Delegates from West Baltimore. 1954: Fails again...
  • Bin Laden 'bounce' helps, but Obama should remember 1992

    Bin Laden 'bounce' helps, but Obama should remember 1992
    Killing Osama bin Laden is a strange way to start a presidential campaign season, but that's where we are. Now, bin Laden wasn't taken out for partisan political reasons. Nor was his death ultimately a partisan policy. With only the most cartoonish...
  • Demise of a centrist nominee dream

    Demise of a centrist nominee dream
    That pop you may or may not have heard the other day was the bursting pipedream of a centrist presidential candidate outside the establishment parties. The organizers of a group calling itself Americans Elect decided to close shop after failing to find...