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  • U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions

    U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions
    If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first. Consider how readily our leaders, in justifying what cannot be justified, parse definitions down to...
  • Is STOCK Act government transparency or invasion of privacy?

    Is STOCK Act government transparency or invasion of privacy?
    Dr. Joshua Zimmerberg says he's careful not to publicly disclose any personal information that could be of use to identity thieves. But soon, he might not have any choice but to have his finances published on the Internet for the world to see....
  • Obama speech: We've heard it all before

    Obama speech: We've heard it all before
    A few decades ago when faster and more compact microwaves were all the rage, a local service organization held a raffle for a beautiful new microwave. Every year the same sparkling microwave was dragged out of its box and put on display, but after year...
  • North County High student invited to State of the Union address

    North County High student invited to State of the Union address
    North County High School student Jack Andraka was slated to be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday night at the State of the Union address in Washington. Jack Andraka, of Crownsville, was invited to sit in the box with the First Lady and...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Obama to Congress: Get it done

    Obama to Congress: Get it done
    The first State of the Union address of President Barack Obama's second term offered a list of new initiatives if not new ideas. Mr. Obama focused on improving the economic lot of the middle class, reforming the nation's immigration system, addressing...
  • O'Malley becomes regular figure in Sunday talk

    O'Malley becomes regular figure in Sunday talk
    It might have been back in February when he got under the skin of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on CBS' "Face the Nation." Or maybe it was in May when he went toe to toe with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on NBC's "Meet the Press." None of the...
  • Annual civic celebrations

    When the president of the United States delivers the annual State of the Union address, it is meant to provide more than political theater (though it is often delivers on that point). The chief executive is instructed by the Constitution to "from time...
  • White House defends Secret Service after report on 2011 shooting

    The White House defended the Secret Service on Sunday in the wake of a newspaper investigation that details how the agency fumbled its response to a gunman firing upon the White House in 2011, while President Obama's younger daughter and his mother-in-law...
  • John Boehner on ABC's 'This Week'

    John Boehner on ABC's 'This Week'
    The guest list for Sunday morning: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to ABC's "This Week" at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Another guest is Vice Adm. John Miller, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. The roundtable will be Matt Bai of...
  • A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the...
  • U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State

    U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State
    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. U....