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  • Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal

    Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal
    Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues that include Baltimore harbor dredging, preschool classrooms and the Eastern Shore's...
  • Getting past crisis to fix the nation's problems

    Getting past crisis to fix the nation's problems
    At testy town halls and heated street corner encounters, members of Congress from both parties are hearing from voters like us who are frustrated by the partisan gridlock in Washington. We are tired of hot air and want to see action to heat up our...
  • A question for Democrats

     A question for Democrats
    I would like to ask one question of our duly elected members of Congress: Is your allegiance to the United States of America and its Constitution or to the Democratic Party? F. William Kuethe, Jr., Catonsville
  • Balanced budget, better economy starts by ending wars

     Balanced budget, better economy starts by ending wars
    I have a solution to the budget crisis that, amazingly, will win back popularity for the Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives has the power to stop funding wars. We have seen the misery caused in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq with few happy...
  • No map to a better way of running Congress [Commentary]

    No map to a better way of running Congress [Commentary]
    A quick look at Maryland's U.S. House of Representatives district map provides a clear picture of how the United States got in the position of threatening not to pay for things it already has paid for. Before blasting the map of Maryland's congressional...
  • House insists on the dumbest Obamacare reform possible

    House insists on the dumbest Obamacare reform possible
    With negotiations on ending the government shutdown and debt limit impasse appearing to make progress in the Senate, there is now some reason to hope that the potential cataclysm brought on by the House tea party caucus' anti-Obamacare fever will be...
  • Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown

     Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown
    It's no surprise that the liberal media and The Sun blame the government shutdown — or slim down — on Republicans, the tea party and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ("Grow up, Congress," Oct. 14). But The Sun comes up short when it comes to facts...
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
  • In defense of military justice

    Last month's hearings to determine whether three Naval Academy students should face charges in a sexual assault case generated significant controversy, both because of the manner in which the victim of the alleged assault was questioned and because of...
  • Year-end tax planning important for upper income households

    Year-end tax planning important for upper income households
    A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era. Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
  • Cardin expresses outrage over fed worker cuts

    Cardin expresses outrage over fed worker cuts
    Sen. Ben Cardin sent a letter to Democratic Senate leaders Thursday expressing outrage over reports that a budget deal developing in Congress may include further cuts to the federal workforce -- the latest member of Maryland's delegation to push back on...
  • Ruppersberger to decide on governors race next month

    Ruppersberger to decide on governors race next month
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will make a decision about whether to seek the Democratic nomination for governor next month -- an effort he would undertake to ensure a Baltimore-area candidate is in the race, he said in an interview with...