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  • Cummings endorses Brown-Ulman ticket

    Cummings endorses Brown-Ulman ticket
    U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will announce today that he is endorsing the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial ticket of Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. Cummings is expected to be on hand this morning in...
  • Bel Air celebrates Flag Day

    Bel Air celebrates Flag Day
    At least 100 members of the Bel Air community came out early Saturday morning to Shamrock Park for the Town of Bel Air's annual Flag Day Ceremony. Spectators, who mostly sat under the park's large shade trees as the ceremony took place in the...
  • Craig launches GOP bid for governor

    Craig launches GOP bid for governor
    Harford County Executive David R. Craig has launched his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor in 2014, betting that he can overcome the suspicions of the far right of his party and the Democrats' 2-1 voter registration advantage in...
  • Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases

    Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler urged state regulators Tuesday to cap the amount that insurers can raise premiums under the new health care law to no more than 5 percent until more is known about how the sweeping federal legislation will...
  • Court ruling gives U.S.-foreign couples new hope

    Court ruling gives U.S.-foreign couples new hope
    Outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Joseph O'Farrell searched the crowd of cheering same-sex marriage proponents for his husband. Before the couple connected, O'Farrell sent Rafael Ramirez a quick text message: "Yay!" For the Laurel couple, the...
  • Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS

    Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS
    A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign...
  • Keeping college affordable

    On Friday, President Barack Obama met with college students at the White House to reprise a familiar appeal on behalf of the nation's young people: urging lawmakers to prevent the cost of student college loans from doubling on July 1. Interest rates on...
  • IRS targeting of conservative groups deserves condemnation

    IRS targeting of conservative groups deserves condemnation
    Reader Paul Streckfus is wrong to fault former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for criticizing the Internal Revenue Service after it targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny ("Ehrlich wrong about IRS," June 23). This is a matter of our government...
  • The military still doesn't get it

    The military still doesn't get it
    The military's top uniformed leaders did themselves no favors in their testimony Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee about sexual assaults in the military. Certainly, they were willing to give the problem lip service, but in refusing to...
  • Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens

    Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens
    When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan. And so the Montgomery...
  • Raise the flag to salute America [Eagle Archive]

    Raise the flag to salute America [Eagle Archive]
    Friday, June 14, is Flag Day. It's a day in which we not only honor the flag of our nation, but also the freedom and the way of life it symbolizes. It was the Second Continental Congress, which sat in session from May 10, 1775 to March 1, 1781, which...
  • Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?

    Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?
    The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...