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  • IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide

    IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide
    Legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes no matter what state they live in, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Thursday. The policy change follows the Supreme Court decision in June...
  • Maryland lawmakers embrace chance to debate Syria

    Maryland lawmakers embrace chance to debate Syria
    Members of Maryland's congressional delegation welcomed a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said Saturday they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack...
  • In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war

    In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war
    He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
  • Employees at troubled Baltimore VA office got bonuses

    Employees at troubled Baltimore VA office got bonuses
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs office in Baltimore — under fire for being one of the worst-performing in the country — gave out a total of $64,000 in bonuses to its employees over the past three years, agency records show. The...
  • Federal farm bill deserved to die

    Federal farm bill deserved to die
    I applaud Rep. Steny Hoyer for voting to cut Big Agriculture's wasteful subsidies ("New farm bill dies in House in GOP revolt," June 21). Since 1995, $18 billion in taxpayer subsidies have gone to junk food ingredients such as soy oils and high-fructose...
  • Md. lawmakers change tune on gay marriage

    Md. lawmakers change tune on gay marriage
    Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act — and more recent efforts to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — underscores just how dramatically views on the divisive issue have changed...
  • Farm bill must include reform to sugar subsidies

    Farm bill must include reform to sugar subsidies
    This year's farm bill would have made substantive changes to nearly every commodity program operated by the federal government except the sugar program ("House again fails to pass farm bill," June 20). While an amendment offering modest reforms was...
  • Marylanders head elsewhere to drum up votes

    Marylanders head elsewhere to drum up votes
    With primary battles settled, the conventions over and the general election less than two months away, Democrats and Republicans now turn to the end game: reaching out to persuade the few remaining undecided voters that their nominee is the one to solve...
  • There's more than one candidate in Florida

    They are here to support Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, but a handful of Marylanders considering a run for higher office are also hoping to benefit politically from his convention. The concentration of news media — both from...
  • For Terps' A.J. Francis, big game catching up to big personality

    For Terps' A.J. Francis, big game catching up to big personality
    When he was growing up, A.J. Francis idolized The Rock, Charles Barkley and Reggie White, and he possesses elements of each — the girth, the candor, the ability to menace a quarterback. The chatty, playful fifth-year senior, who is expected to be...
  • Obama offers hard path to 'a better place'

    Obama offers hard path to 'a better place'
    — Arguing that he needs more time to fix the nation's sluggish economy, President Barack Obama formally accepted his party's nomination for a second term Thursday while stressing that voters will face a stark choice in November that could affect...
  • Interest rates to double on new student loans

    Interest rates to double on new student loans
    Financial aid directors at Maryland colleges hope that members of Congress will return from their July 4 recess and reverse the doubling of the interest rate on new federal loans for financially needy students. "I am actually hoping they come to their...