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U.S. Congress

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  • 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...
  • Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]

    Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]
    The letter from Susan Wolf Dudley demonstrates she has at best only a dim understanding of the U.S. Constitution ("Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief," Jan. 31). Presidential directives are designed to function when the Congress fails to act in the best...
  • 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...
  • GAO to review state-based health exchanges

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it is planning to examine state-based health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, a move that could lead to a review of Maryland's troubled website. In a letter to...
  • Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]

    Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]
    Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling, when the court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited amounts to influence elections. Our democracy is built on the basic premise that people —...
  • Dental reform act could save lives [Commentary]

    Dental reform act could save lives [Commentary]
    12-year-old Deamonte Driver of Prince George's County came home from school in February 2007 with a headache, which had started as a toothache days before. His mother, who made ends meet with low paying jobs, searched for a dentist who would accept...
  • Cummings cut off at IRS hearing

    A House of Representatives hearing into the scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service devolved into a bizarre bit of political theater on Wednesday when the committee's Republican chairman closed down the proceeding before the ranking Democrat,...
  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
  • Tax credits for working families [Editorial]

    Tax credits for working families  [Editorial]
    Class, here's a pop quiz on Washington's view of economics. Who gave the following unsolicited endorsements of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the refundable federal tax credit for low and moderate income workers? The program gives "families flexibility...
  • Senate to consider changes to federal day care program

    Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
    Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
  • A smaller, more nimble force [Editorial]

    The plan unveiled this week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to substantially cut the size of U.S. military forces reflects a hard-eyed acknowledgment of today's strategic, political and budgetary realities. With the nation winding down the last of the...
  • Hagel defense budget would put U.S. at risk [Letter]

    Hagel defense budget would put U.S. at risk [Letter]
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's plans for a reduction of the active Army strength from 520,000 to around 440,000 are not only unreasonable and bad, but they will also hurt our safety and security and ability to defend ourselves against any future...