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  • Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria

    Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
  • Congressional incumbents enjoy strong support primary

    Congressional incumbents enjoy strong support primary
    Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally. Six of eight incumbents...
  • On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball [Commentary]

    On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball [Commentary]
    Item: Washington is abuzz with the shocking defeat of House majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. David Brat, a tea party-inspired college professor with little money but plenty of energy, pulled off the historic upset. Most of the...
  • Ehrlich is sought, but stays neutral, as he watches 'buddies' in GOP governor's race

    Ehrlich is sought, but stays neutral, as he watches 'buddies' in GOP governor's race
    For Republican candidates for governor, there's simply not enough Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to go around. He's like the father in a large family whose kids compete for his attention but can't manage to get Dad all to themselves. Ehrlich, who in 2002...
  • Republicans battle for legislative seats in Harford, Cecil District 35

    Republicans battle for legislative seats in Harford, Cecil District 35
    Redistricting since the last election has significantly altered the boundaries of Legislative District 35. What was formerly an all-Harford County district encompassing Abingdon, Bel Air and the northern third of the county has been shifted eastward...
  • Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]

    Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]
    On Monday, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement, a collaborative effort across multiple states to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. But the celebration of the watershed agreement may be premature. Down the...
  • Delaney airs ad to tout infrastructure bill

    Delaney airs ad to tout infrastructure bill
    WASHINGTON -- He won't face a challenge in next week's primary election, but Rep. John Delaney nevertheless began running television advertisements on Wednesday. The Potomac Democrat is buying airtime to highlight what has been his signature legislative...
  • U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children

    U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children
    Days after the federal government abandoned plans to house immigrant children in a Baltimore office building, the Obama administration has begun to explore other sites in Maryland, including one in Prince George's County, documents obtained by The...
  • Few tears are shed for Eric Cantor [Commentary]

    Few tears are shed for Eric Cantor [Commentary]
    The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue. Mr....
  • SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog

    SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog
    The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from its Baltimore office to other cities in an effort to relieve what has become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday....
  • Playing the executive card [Commentary]

    Playing the executive card [Commentary]
    As President Barack Obama contemplates November's congressional elections, the odds are they may produce Republican majorities in both the House and Senate. That would likely mean more of the same legislative frustration that has met his presidency to...
  • Developer Kingdon Gould Jr. reflects on his 60-year legacy

    Developer Kingdon Gould Jr. reflects on his 60-year legacy
    Kingdon Gould, Jr., 90, is a noted businessman, real estate developer and former U.S. ambassador under two presidents. He is a great-grandson of railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Over the course of his more than six decades as a resident of Howard County, Gould&...