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  • Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]

    Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]
    On Monday, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement, a collaborative effort across multiple states to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. But the celebration of the watershed agreement may be premature. Down the...
  • Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives

    Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives
    Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican in Congress, said Friday he is seeking the chairmanship of an influential conservative caucus of lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The Cockeysville lawmaker wants to lead the Republican Study...
  • Obama to nominate Colvin to lead Social Security

    Obama to nominate Colvin to lead Social Security
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday will formally nominate Carolyn W. Colvin to head the Social Security Administration, where she has served as acting commissioner since last year. The decision comes as the Woodlawn-based agency has been...
  • Campaigns pull out stops to get voters to polls

    Campaigns pull out stops to get voters to polls
    Maryland's Democratic and Republican contenders for governor are sparing no effort to pull every last supporter to the polls Tuesday in a primary for which many voters aren't ready. Likely voters can expect a barrage of phone calls and a flood of...
  • On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball [Commentary]

    On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball [Commentary]
    Item: Washington is abuzz with the shocking defeat of House majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. David Brat, a tea party-inspired college professor with little money but plenty of energy, pulled off the historic upset. Most of the...
  • Impeachment lite [Editorial]

    It's a measure of how bitter the partisan divide in Washington has become that yesterday House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to authorize Speaker John Boenher to bring a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for failing to enforce a provision of the...
  • Mikulski must stand up for clean water [Letter]

    Mikulski must stand up for clean water [Letter]
    This spring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took some long-overdue steps to fix the Clean Water Act, ending confusion over which streams and wetlands are protected by the law. Loopholes in the law created over the past decade have left more...
  • House challengers in Md. look to Cantor's loss for inspiration

    House challengers in Md. look to Cantor's loss for inspiration
    When first-time House candidate Jonathan Goff Jr. was learning how to fill out a campaign finance report, an official at the Federal Election Commission handed him a sample filing from one of the most prominent members of Congress. The name stamped on...
  • Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security

    Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security
    President Barack Obama named a veteran federal official from Maryland to lead the Social Security Administration on Friday, more than a year after the previous director left the critical post. Carolyn W. Colvin, 72, an Arnold native who has served as...
  • Citing a 'new era,' Cummings hosts Chaffetz in Baltimore

    Citing a 'new era,' Cummings hosts Chaffetz in Baltimore
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will host a top Republican from the House Oversight Committee in Baltimore today, but it won't be the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa. Calling for a "new era of bipartisanship," Cummings will tour Rep. Jason Chaffetz of...
  • Ryan's safety net [Editorial]

    Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]
    It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
  • Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal

    Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal
    The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round. Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...