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  • Bill Clinton raises money for Brown

    Bill Clinton raises money for Brown
    The Baltimore Sun Subbing for new grandmother Hillary Clinton on late notice, former President Bill Clinton became the star attraction Tuesday night at a fundraiser for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown at a posh estate in Potomac. The...
  • Perez draws attention for attorney general

    Perez draws attention for attorney general
    — Marylander Thomas E. Perez, who has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for a little more than a year, is now being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: successor to Attorney...
  • Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before

    Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before
    The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the...
  • Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance

    Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance
    Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...
  • Affordable Care Act lies [Commentary]

    Affordable Care Act lies [Commentary]
    The man-made catastrophe known as the "Affordable Care Act" and "Obamacare" still lurks. And nobody should interpret the absence of daily negative headlines as a sign the law's myriad problems have been rectified, or that there is substance to Harry Reid'...
  • Obama's foreign policy failures [Letter]

    Obama's foreign policy failures [Letter]
    For six long years we've endured the humiliation of President Barack Obama's disastrous foreign policy failures ("Risks of war," Sept. 18). The White House's weak and confusing response to the huge terrorist threat posed by the brutal Islamic State is...
  • Complain as they do, rural Republicans control House [Commentary]

    Complain as they do, rural Republicans control House [Commentary]
    Folks in the hinterlands who complain that they want their country back should stop whining. They have a lock on the House of Representatives and a good shot at owning the Senate, too. Meanwhile, the majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs...
  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]

    Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]
     Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions. It may or may not...
  • Obama's future may hinge on response to Islamic State [Commentary]

    Obama's future may hinge on response to Islamic State [Commentary]
     In his televised speech to the nation Wednesday evening, Barack Obama has a major opportunity to put his wavering presidency back on track by firmly and clearly saying how he intends to deal with the terrorist Islamic State. He must stop talking about...
  • Risks of war [Editorial]

    Risks of war  [Editorial]
    Members of both parties in the House of Representatives held their noses this week to pass legislation authorizing the president to train foreign forces to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Senate is due to vote on the same measure...
  • NFL now must tackle child abuse [Editorial]

    NFL now must tackle child abuse  [Editorial]
    The National Football League received more domestic violence-related bad news last week with the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was charged over the weekend in Texas with reckless or negligent injury to a child. The...
  • Obama's 'diary' revelations [Commentary]

    Obama's 'diary' revelations [Commentary]
    Dear Diary: Looks as though our folks must finally come clean on Benghazi. In my defense, the attack on our consulate occurred in the middle of my re-election campaign. Mitt Romney and the Republicans were banging me pretty good about foreign policy...