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  • 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...
  • Maryland's concealed carry law stands

    Those who promote the right to carry around a handgun in public were no doubt disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week not to take up Maryland's handgun permit law. Certainly quite a few could be found sharing their rather disparaging...
  • Ben Carson sinks beneath contempt

    Ben Carson sinks beneath contempt
    In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Since that time, these things have happened: •In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago. •In 1896, the...
  • Robert L. Tate, business owner

    Robert L. Tate, business owner
    Robert Lamont Tate, who founded two industrial manufacturing businesses and was a former president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, died of heart disease Oct. 5 at his Sarasota, Fla., home. The former Ruxton resident was 89. Born in Baltimore, he was...
  • Frequently asked questions about the reopening of the federal government

    Frequently asked questions about the reopening of the federal government
    President Barack Obama was expected to sign legislation late Wednesday to reopen the federal government 16 days after agencies were forced to close. Here's a look at what happens next: When will federal employees return to work? The Obama...
  • Mikulski: Deal allows 1 percent raise for federal workers

    Mikulski: Deal allows 1 percent raise for federal workers
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Wednesday that the deal approved by Congress to reopen the federal government would also allow President Barack Obama to go forward with his plan to offer a...
  • Brown takes some responsibility for health site woes

    Brown takes some responsibility for health site woes
    Amid continued criticism from a political rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown took some responsibility Tuesday for the dismal performance of Maryland's online health insurance exchange. "Everyone that was involved in starting up the exchange is...
  • Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt

    Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt
    A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
  • A deal, three weeks too late

    A deal, three weeks too late
    Thanks to last-minute negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the government of the United States open, and the threat that the nation will default on its debts for the first time has lifted, at...
  • Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline

    Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline
    As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in...
  • The solution to suburban homelessness

     The solution to suburban homelessness
    Kudos to The Sun for its editorial on the explosion of poverty and homelessness in the Baltimore suburbs ("Homeless in suburbia," Oct. 13). Certainly, as the editorial suggests, the social safety net needs to be strengthened to help all families and...
  • Tea party and GOP should be ashamed

     Tea party and GOP should be ashamed
    Shame on you, Republican Party. And how dare you claim to speak for the American people. You do not speak for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the victims of gun violence and the undocumented immigrants who are helping to...