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  • Republicans turn the Capitol into "Dog Day Afternoon"

    Republicans turn the Capitol into "Dog Day Afternoon"
    Ever see the Al Pacino movie, "Dog Day Afternoon?" Based on a true story, it's about a bank robbery that goes bad. When it becomes clear that the jig is up — that there's not much money to be had and they're surrounded by police — the list...
  • No progress toward deal on shutdown

    No progress toward deal on shutdown
    Lawmakers in Congress made no progress Tuesday on ending the budget impasse that has thrown federal agencies in Maryland and elsewhere into the first government shutdown since 1996. There was little indication that either side was prepared to negotiate,...
  • Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill

    Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill
    The U.S. Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion bill that would dictate the nation's agriculture policy for the next five years, reduce how much taxpayers spend on food stamps and alter conservation programs for the...
  • Politics and scandal

     Politics and scandal
    Your front page article on the scandals surrounding the gubernatorial candidacy of Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler included a photograph of former President Bill Clinton over the caption "Survived Monica Lewinsky scandal and impeachment trial" ("...
  • Bill would ban 'self-declared homosexual football players' from NFL

    Bill would ban 'self-declared homosexual football players' from NFL
    The Republican lobbyist who was seemingly grandstanding all week about introducing legislation to ban out players from the NFL has released the text of the proposed bill. "The American Decency Act of 2014" — which has, let's be clear, almost...
  • Immigration cover story [Editorial]

    Immigration cover story  [Editorial]
    Even his supporters must have gotten a chuckle out of House Speaker John Boehner's declaration that immigration reform is in its death throes in his chamber because President Barack Obama can't be trusted to enforce whatever law they pass. As a bit of...
  • The generation Kennedy inspired [Letter]

    There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure). There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed...
  • Bill proposes National One Love Day to bring awareness to dating violence

    Bill proposes National One Love Day to bring awareness to dating violence
    U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger joined the family of slain University of Virginia lacrosse player and Cockeysville native Yeardley Love and Towson University officials Tuesday morning to announce a House of Representatives bill that would make May 3, the...
  • Social Security to expedite veteran disability claims

    Social Security to expedite veteran disability claims
    The Social Security Administration plans to streamline its review of disability claims for veterans starting next month, shaving weeks off the process by which it determines benefits, officials are set to announce Wednesday. The Woodlawn-based agency...
  • The way out for John Boehner

    House Speaker Boehner, so the thinking goes, is held hostage by the tea party members of his caucus. They, plus the more moderate House Republicans who fear tea-party primary challenges, form an effective majority of the Republican Caucus (the "majority...
  • Living hungry on food stamps

    Living hungry on food stamps
    Even as I write this, I'm hungry. The truth is that I've been a little hungry ever since I began the Food Stamp Challenge. Along with more than 75 other Marylanders — including Anne Sheridan, executive director of Governor's Office for Children;...
  • Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic

    Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration laid out a framework on Thursday for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades. The plan was...