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  • Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]

    Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]
    Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. To...
  • A new era of testing [Commentary]

    A new era of testing [Commentary]
    Staffers passing by a room in the U.S. House of Representatives office building earlier this month did double takes. Whom they saw inside were no ordinary Capitol Hill briefing attendees: rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. The presence of these...
  • Obamacare and oversight

    Obamacare and oversight
    We don't know what kind of TV ratings the House Energy and Commerce Committee might have drummed up during its more than four hours on C-SPAN today, but we suspect they couldn't have been high. Surely, only a few minutes of testimony about the Obamacare...
  • Health centers win funding to expand services

    Health centers win funding to expand services
    Maryland is slated to receive almost $15 million in the next round of funding from the federal health care reform law to upgrade and expand community health centers, mostly in the Baltimore area. Health centers are a main provider of primary care...
  • State biotech firms hope Congress will act

    State biotech firms hope Congress will act
    A proposal to speed the approval of new prescription drugs has patient advocates and biotech firms — including many based in Maryland — hoping that Congress will deliver a rare dose of bipartisanship this year. Lawmakers are proposing a 6...
  • Maryland biofuel fraud case rattles industry

    The case that has rattled the nation's renewable fuels industry began with some flashy cars. As Rodney R. Hailey accumulated a string of vehicles, including a Rolls-Royce, two Bentleys and a Lamborghini, the Perry Hall man's neighbors became suspicious....
  • The high cost of tailpipe emissions

    The high cost of tailpipe emissions
    It isn't hard to recognize an example of false economy in the average household budget. The vegetable gardener who spends $500 on supplies to produce $12 in produce, the inexpensive home repair that falls apart in a month or the avid shopper who saves...
  • Baltimore biodiesel fraud cases draws congressional interest

    A federal investigation of fraud in the renewable fuels industry in Baltimore and Texas has drawn congressional interest, with Republican leaders of a House panel expressing concern that the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of the cases could...
  • U.S. panel to take on rising prescription drug, heroin abuse

    (Reuters) - A panel of the U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing for April 29 on a rising tide of prescription drug and heroin abuse in the United States. The House Energy and Commerce Committee "will review the growing concerns regarding...
  • Investigation reveals GM's Mary Barra knew of trouble in 2011

     
    Filed under: Government/Legal, GM Mary Barra received a letter warning of steering problems associated with certain models of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. An investigation into ignition-switch defects in several General Motors vehicles revealed...
  • Documents detail roles of 2 GM engineers suspended in ignition probe

    An engineer General Motors Co. has put on leave approved a work-around in small-car models recalled this year for ignition defects that can deactivate air bags, according to documents released by a U.S. congressional panel. Ray DeGiorgio "agreed to...
  • Don't rush to condemn GM

     Don't rush to condemn GM
    In the brouhaha over the defective ignition switches that prompted General Motors to recall 2.6 million cars over the past two months, members of Congress and pundits have judged, tried and condemned the company's engineers and executives. Filmmaker...