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  • Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants

    Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants
    While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
  • Delaney stumps for fellow Dem in Iowa

    Delaney stumps for fellow Dem in Iowa
    It turns out Gov. Martin O'Malley isn't the only Maryland politician occasionally stepping into Iowa. Rep. John Delaney, the first-term congressman from Potomac, visited the early presidential primary state Thursday on behalf of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat...
  • Mikulski convinced by evidence but undecided on strikes

    Mikulski convinced by evidence but undecided on strikes
    WASHINGTON -- The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation emerged from a classified briefing Thursday persuaded that Syrian leader Bashar Assad was responsible for last month's chemical weapons attack but undecided on whether a U.S. military strike is...
  • Harris says he's leaning against vote on Syria

    Harris says he's leaning against vote on Syria
    WASHINGTON -- The only Republican member of Maryland's congressional delegation -- and the only veteran -- said Tuesday he currently does not support U.S. military intervention in Syria. "The decision to engage militarily is one of the most serious a...
  • Maryland lawmakers embrace chance to debate Syria

    Maryland lawmakers embrace chance to debate Syria
    Members of Maryland's congressional delegation welcomed a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said Saturday they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack...
  • Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees

    Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees
    President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits. In a letter to congressional...
  • Welfare bad, wasteful corporate handouts good

    Welfare bad, wasteful corporate handouts good
    If you are an individual seeking government assistance of any kind, you represent all that is wrong with this great country. If, on the other hand, you are a corporation seeking government welfare, you are what makes America great. Let's see how that...
  • Without words, federal workers are on track to get a pay raise

    Without words, federal workers are on track to get a pay raise
    In Washington, what isn't said is often important, too. Without including a word in the bipartisan budget deal that reopened federal agencies on Thursday, Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin paved the way for a 1 percent pay raise for...
  • Don't let Congress trample Maryland's rights

    Don't let Congress trample Maryland's rights
    When Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, helped Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa craft an amendment to the Farm Bill that would nullify dozens — if not hundreds — of state...
  • Don't let the lobbyists drive the debate over heath care reform

    Don't let the lobbyists drive the debate over heath care reform
    In the wake of a ridiculous and predictably futile 40th attempt by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare, I have become quite tired of all the misunderstanding and misrepresentation of attempts at health care reform perpetrated...
  • Congressman Harris meets with capacity crowd in Bel Air

    Congressman Harris meets with capacity crowd in Bel Air
    The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1. Harris, whose...
  • Unwinding Fannie and Freddie

    Unwinding Fannie and Freddie
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as it turns out, were a pleasant fiction. The quasi-government guarantors of mortgage loans seemed like a good deal for Americans during all the years when they helped guarantee the availability of affordable, long-term home...