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  • House passes back pay bill for fed employees

    House passes back pay bill for fed employees
    The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends. If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....
  • In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses

    In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses
    At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three. The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
  • Ruppersberger decides against a run for governor

    Ruppersberger decides against a run for governor
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will not run for governor this year, the Democratic congressman announced Wednesday. The Baltimore County lawmaker has flirted for months with joining a crowded field of Democrats seeking to replace Gov....
  • 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...
  • Sun dominated by leftist views

     Sun dominated by leftist views
    In reading The Sun's editorial pages on Oct. 4, I couldn't help but think that the editorial board, in bowing to the extreme left wing base, has been shoveling a huge amount of "stuff." Take, for example, the editorial, "Congress: Do your job," where...
  • 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...
  • Contractors among those shut out by shutdown

    Contractors among those shut out by shutdown
    Like her colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tiffany House packed up her desk last week hoping the government shutdown would last only a few days. But the single mom from Hyattsville will be in a position different from...
  • Despite shutdown, the system is working

     Despite shutdown, the system is working
    I served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war, and I am deeply indebted to those who gave their lives so we could enjoy living in a free society. Our founders, who believed in the Creator, were the architects of a system of checks and balances that...
  • Laurel small business owner has White House meeting on shutdown

    Laurel small business owner has White House meeting on shutdown
    As owner of the Laurel production company Breasia Studios, Jamal Lee has worked with award-winning musicians, large corporations and major film studios. On Friday, he met with another notable client: President Barack Obama. Lee was one of nine small...
  • Balanced budget, better economy starts by ending wars

     Balanced budget, better economy starts by ending wars
    I have a solution to the budget crisis that, amazingly, will win back popularity for the Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives has the power to stop funding wars. We have seen the misery caused in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq with few happy...
  • No map to a better way of running Congress [Commentary]

    No map to a better way of running Congress [Commentary]
    A quick look at Maryland's U.S. House of Representatives district map provides a clear picture of how the United States got in the position of threatening not to pay for things it already has paid for. Before blasting the map of Maryland's congressional...
  • Annapolis' Paca Garden is fertile ground for Arundel artist

    Annapolis' Paca Garden is fertile ground for Arundel artist
    As a young girl, Jean Brinton Jaecks would sit around her family's dinner table in Severn and listen to her parents talk about nature, light and color. Her mother, Mary, was a painter; her father, Earl, created wood sculptures as a break from his job as...