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  • Social Security to expedite veteran disability claims

    Social Security to expedite veteran disability claims
    The Social Security Administration plans to streamline its review of disability claims for veterans starting next month, shaving weeks off the process by which it determines benefits, officials are set to announce Wednesday. The Woodlawn-based agency...
  • Baltimore VA office worst in nation for processing disability claims

    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office. The...
  • Holder's civil rights agenda [Editorial]

    Holder's civil rights agenda  [Editorial]
    Even after paying their debt to society, millions of Americans who have been imprisoned for committing a crime remain unable to exercise the most fundamental right of citizens in a democracy. State laws that bar felons from voting after their release...
  • 'House of Cards' Season 2 finale recap

    'House of Cards' Season 2 finale recap
    "The power. The prestige. Those things have a strong pull on someone like me, who came from a small South Carolina town with nothing." -- Frank Underwood Linda faces questioning from Congress as the final chapter of Season 2 opens. She points to Frank as...
  • Is sanity creeping into the GOP leadership? [Commentary]

    Is sanity creeping into the GOP leadership? [Commentary]
    Is it possible that the adults in Congress are finally taking over? That prospect has reared its head in the decision of Republican leaders in both the House and Senate to back away from another threatened government shutdown by swallowing an...
  • Campaign reform in action [Editorial]

    Conservative pro-business Republican Larry Hogan, a former appointments secretary under Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., and Del. Heather Mizeur, a liberal Democrat and ground-breaking advocate for gay rights who favors legalizing marijuana, wouldn't seem to...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 7

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 7
    "Presidents who obsess over history obsess about their place in it, instead of forging it." -- Frank Underwood President Walker and his party are the target of some attack ads, designed to sway voters before the 2014 midterm elections. While the source...
  • Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea

    Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea
    Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas...
  • Shots reported fired in Aberdeen [Police blotter]

    Shots reported fired in Aberdeen [Police blotter]
    Aberdeen Tricia Lynn Penner, 26, of the 200 block of Mayberry Drive, was charged Friday with violating probation in a case in which she was charged with theft less than $100. Charles C. Huffman III, 27, of the 2000 block of Tower Road, was charged...
  • Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief [Letter]

    Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief [Letter]
    I don't know which shocks me more, the speech or the reaction. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama emphatically stated three times to the nation and world that he knows what's best for America ("Obama talks economy, immigration in...
  • Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention

    Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention
    When Steven Yancheski and his wife bought their Fort Howard home at a foreclosure auction in 2010, they thought they were getting a deal: a two-bedroom bungalow in "paradise" for about $85,000. The house was in a flood zone, so they had to pay for...
  • Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House

    Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House
    Gov. Martin O'Malley may have his eye on running for the White House, but a new Baltimore Sun poll suggests he could have a tough time winning the Democratic primary election in his own state. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outpolled O'Malley...