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  • Harris links IRS scandal to Obamacare in address

    Harris links IRS scandal to Obamacare in address
    Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland used a rare opportunity to speak on behalf of the Republican Party on Saturday to tie the unfolding IRS scandal to President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul of the nation's health care system. Noting that the Internal...
  • Bill to require sales tax for online purchases advances in Senate

    Bill to require sales tax for online purchases advances in Senate
    Online shoppers would have to pay state sales taxes on more purchases under legislation that advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday — but Marylanders could also wind up paying a smaller increase in gasoline taxes. Bricks-and-mortar stores have long...
  • Mfume named chair of Morgan State board, signals Wilson will stay

    Mfume named chair of Morgan State board, signals Wilson will stay
    Kweisi Mfume was named the new chair of Morgan State University's Board of Regents on Tuesday, more than three months after his predecessor was ousted amid a public battle over university leadership. Mfume quickly signaled that university President David...
  • Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?

    Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?
    Six months after Maryland, Maine and Washington voters endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box, two more states have adopted laws allowing gay couples to marry, and a third is poised to join them. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Delaware adopted a same-...
  • Some college students could pay higher interest rate on federal loans

    Some college students could pay higher interest rate on federal loans
    College students taking out subsidized federal student loans will see their interest rate double in July unless Congress comes to the rescue. The rate on subsidized Stafford loans is a fixed 3.4 percent, but that's set to expire and revert to 6.8 percent...
  • Hackers pose a serious threat to U.S. small business

    Hackers pose a serious threat to U.S. small business
    When I bought Marlin Steel in 1998, the extent of its technology was an old fax machine. Today, our factory is full of industrial robots that are fed computer-aided designs and churn out steel containers for industry 60 times faster than before. We're...
  • Less than glorious: the War of 1812

    Less than glorious: the War of 1812
    No one calls the War of 1812 America's finest hour. But it had its moments. Resentful over treatment by the British and determined to enhance national sovereignty, Henry Clay and a small group of "War Hawks" in the Twelfth Congress pushed an unprepared...
  • As congressional ally retires, federal employee advocates cite progress, challenges

    As congressional ally retires, federal employee advocates cite progress, challenges
    A leading advocate in Congress for federal workers, Sen. Daniel Akaka says he's pleased by progress on some of his priorities: Legislation to allow employees to work from home, reforms in hiring and the security clearance process, improvements in matching...
  • Leopold resigns as Anne Arundel executive

    Leopold resigns as Anne Arundel executive
    John R. Leopold stepped down Friday as Anne Arundel County executive, bringing an apparent end to the decades-long career of an idiosyncratic and charismatic force in Maryland politics who as recently as a year ago was considering a run for statewide...
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
  • Lawmakers look to boost small contractors

    Lawmakers look to boost small contractors
    Like any construction firm hoping to break into government contracting, Linwood Scott's company needed to obtain a surety bond — a type of insurance — in order to win its first job. But getting the bond, which is required for contracts...