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  • Cold War-era 'Warthog' targeted for retirement

    Cold War-era 'Warthog' targeted for retirement
    The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane that the Maryland Air National Guard has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list. Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling...
  • 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...
  • Grow up, Congress

    Grow up, Congress
    With the government shutdown entering its third week and Thursday's deadline to raise the debt ceiling — and hold off potential default — now looming, negotiations appear to have entered a new phase of victim-hood. Apparently, it's not...
  • We wouldn't be in this mess if Mitt were president

     We wouldn't be in this mess if Mitt were president
    I feel as if I am in Alice in Wonderland every morning when I look at the news. If Mitt Romney had been elected president and we were in this situation, he would have gathered the House and Senate leaders and a few smart staffers at the White House,...
  • House insists on the dumbest Obamacare reform possible

    House insists on the dumbest Obamacare reform possible
    With negotiations on ending the government shutdown and debt limit impasse appearing to make progress in the Senate, there is now some reason to hope that the potential cataclysm brought on by the House tea party caucus' anti-Obamacare fever will be...
  • Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown

     Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown
    It's no surprise that the liberal media and The Sun blame the government shutdown — or slim down — on Republicans, the tea party and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ("Grow up, Congress," Oct. 14). But The Sun comes up short when it comes to facts...
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
  • Federal workers should return to work Thursday, Office of Management and Budget says

    Federal workers should return to work Thursday, Office of Management and Budget says
    Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said in a statement that federal employees should expect to return to work on Thursday. "Now that the bill has passed the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, the...
  • Legislative extortion constitutional — and still dumb

     Legislative extortion constitutional — and still dumb
    Michael Ernest is correct when he says in his letter ("Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown," Oct. 15), that "It is a fact that House members have the right to make such spending decisions." Similarly, the president of the United States...
  • Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt

    Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt
    A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
  • Obamacare 'fixes' aren't nearly enough [Letter]

    Obamacare 'fixes' aren't nearly enough [Letter]
    Last week, the House of Representatives approved a bill to let the American people keep their health insurance ("The Obamacare repairs," Nov. 14). The bill received support from 39 Democrats and passed 261-157. House approval came only a day after...
  • Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline

    Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline
    As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in...