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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling

    Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress. Curious what they think? Here are excerpts from...
  • Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate

    Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate
    In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
  • St. Mary's College president asks board not to renew his contract

    St. Mary's College president asks board not to renew his contract
    St. Mary's College of Maryland President Joseph R. Urgo has asked the college's board of trustees not to renew his contract, effectively resigning under pressure from the public liberal arts college after intense questions and criticism of him about...
  • Andy Harris to deliver Republican address on Obamacare

    Andy Harris to deliver Republican address on Obamacare
    Days after voting again to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, congressional Republicans have tapped Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland to deliver their weekly address. “As a physician for nearly thirty years who helped mothers...
  • President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges

    President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges
    Remarks by President Barack Obama this afternoon at Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore, from the White House.   THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Baltimore!  (Applause.)  Well, it is wonderful to see all of you.  Give Duncan a big round of applause for the great...
  • President talks economy, jobs in Baltimore

    President talks economy, jobs in Baltimore
    As he traveled through Baltimore to promote his jobs agenda on Friday, President Barack Obama found himself sitting near a 29-year-old man who was uncertain how to reset his life after being released from prison two years ago. In one of the few...
  • Scenes from the inauguration

    Scenes from the inauguration
    Some came with their kids, not wanting to miss the opportunity to impart a message of political leadership in a live civics classroom hundreds of thousands of people strong. Others arrived with their own place in history in mind, considering President...
  • Long lines of voters in Laurel on Election Day

    Long lines of voters in Laurel on Election Day
    Polls opened in Laurel at 7 a.m. today, with parking lots full and voters greeting a cool morning, with temperatures below freezing. At Laurel Woods Elementary, the lines were long and things were a "little tense" in the first hour after election...
  • Congress approves additional Sandy aid

    Congress approves additional Sandy aid
    In a move that will help some 800 Maryland families affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved $10 billion in emergency funding Friday for the federal flood insurance program. The hastily scheduled votes came in response to criticism...