| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was recognized this month by a national law enforcement association for advocating for stricter gun control laws.
Johnson received the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives'...
| Dec 15, 2012
After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor.
To break the...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget is a concrete plan to create jobs and cut the deficit. We do not need to choose between these two priorities. The president's balanced, compromise plan proves we can do both.
The guiding principle...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:01 AM
It should surprise no one that President Barack Obama has been turning his attention of late to income inequality. In a speech last week and in a follow-up interview with The New York Times, he fretted about the widening gap between the wealthy and the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday questioned U.S. military intervention in Syria, saying that although he has closely followed the discussion in Washington this week, it is still unclear to him exactly what the strike would accomplish.
O'Malley, who is...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Carol Cain tries to ignore the two lumps in her throat, but some days it's hard because they swell and are tender to the touch.
The 59-year-old, who makes a small income watching her grandchildren, hasn't seen a doctor about the problem because she...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The Senate confirmed Todd Hughes' nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a 98-0 vote Tuesday, making Hughes the first openly gay federal appeals court judge in U.S. history.
Hughes, who has been a deputy director in the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
As Baltimore County police replace nearly 2,000 service weapons, they won't allow the old ones to be sold in gun shops — a decision that will prevent firearms from entering the open market but could triple the agency's cost.
Officials will instead...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Surely, even for Democrats there's remarkably little joy to be had in watching mainstream Republicans turn on Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz for forcing the GOP into a suicide mission. The big show in Washington — the final (at least one can hope)...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The top deputy in the Baltimore prosecutor's office is in line to become a Maryland federal judge after President Obama formally nominated for the job Wednesday.
The nominee, George J. Hazel, 38, was hired to join Gregg L. Bernstein's team shortly after...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:51 AM
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...