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  • Maryland investment firms haven't abandoned Democrats

    Maryland investment firms haven't abandoned Democrats
    Wall Street might have turned its back on Democrats this election, but that's not the case among Maryland investment firms. The vast majority of contributions to candidates by T. Rowe Price employees went to Democrats. And Democrats were the...
  • Post office closings: Necessary but insufficient

    Post office closings: Necessary but insufficient
    Ten Baltimore area post offices are at risk of closing. They are among 41 in Maryland and 3,700 nationwide that the Postal Service says it can no longer afford to operate, either because they don't have enough patrons or are located near another post...
  • Fairness for Eastern Shore chicken farmers

    Within the poultry industry, company dealings with the farmers they contract with have been one-sided for at least the past 20 years. It's been a long, hard battle for contract farmers to try to gain any fairness in that relationship; I can't count the...
  • Mikulski, Cardin seek more help for chicken farmers

    U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin joined an informal Chicken Caucus of senators Monday to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to step up efforts to help the mid-Atlantic poultry industry cope with the economic impact of drought....
  • Lawmakers strike deal to save Eastern Shore mail center, but area post offices still vulnerable

    Lawmakers strike deal to save Eastern Shore mail center, but area post offices still vulnerable
    Key senators reached a tentative agreement Tuesday to save a mail processing center considered significant to the Eastern Shore economy but left the fate of more than a dozen post offices in the Baltimore region uncertain as they considered a sweeping...
  • Senate holds hearing on District of Columbia statehood

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee will consider statehood for the District of Columbia on Monday, the first hearing on the matter by Congress in two decades, but there is practically no chance for the U.S. capital to become the 51st state....
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

    As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it's time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest...
  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol. Kerlikowske came to the White House as...
  • Bitcoin executive Charlie Shrem is accused of money laundering

    NEW YORK — The federal government has arrested one of the biggest names in the bitcoin community in the latest crackdown on digital currencies and their illicit use. Charlie Shrem, chief executive of digital currency exchange BitInstant, stands...
  • Senate confirms new Homeland Security deputy and IRS chief

    WASHINGTON — In its last workday of the year, the Democratic-controlled Senate overcame GOP objections Friday to confirm two high-profile Obama nominees to the Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service, but put off final...
  • Jeh Johnson confirmed as Homeland Security secretary

    Jeh Johnson confirmed as Homeland Security secretary
    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security on Monday, capping a smooth approval process for the high-profile post. The former Pentagon general counsel will take office this week after a 78-16 vote,...