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  • Governor's brother disagrees on some election issues

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's brother has apparently split with the governor on two election issues, backing a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and signing a petition to put the state's same-sex marriage law on the November ballot. Patrick O'Malley...
  • With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?

    With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?
    Republicans in Maryland often wonder why they lose. The letter sent last week by Michael Steele and Audrey Scott to Maryland Republicans urging them to vote for expanded gambling is a perfect example of how the party solidifies its minority status. In...
  • U.S. stronger, safer under Obama

    Four years ago, Osama bin Laden was at large, the U.S. and world economies were in free-fall, America was bogged down in two wars, and the Bush Administration had lost friends — governments as well as ordinary people — for America around the...
  • GOP has many lines of attack against Obamacare

    GOP has many lines of attack against Obamacare
    "In my first term, we passed health care reform," President Barack Obama joked this spring. "In my second term, I guess I'll pass it again." Thanks to the Supreme Court, President Obama can take that item off his agenda. But Chief JusticeJohn G....
  • Maryland Senate candidates face off in debate

    Maryland Senate candidates face off in debate
    Four candidates for U.S. Senate wrangled over the economy, budget deficits and the state's controversial ballot initiatives in a Wednesday radio debate that stressed deep ideological differences on how to deal with the nation's pressing problems....
  • Remember when Republicans supported the individual mandate?

    I read with interest columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary regarding the recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Constitutional — but contemptible," July 9). I am still confused — indeed...
  • Obamacare: GOP moves to repeal, and then what?

    Obamacare: GOP moves to repeal, and then what?
    Next time the more bombastic in Washington rail against government waste, let them include every cent lost to Wednesday's dog and pony show in the House of Representatives, where time that might have been used constructively was frittered away with yet...
  • House votes to repeal health reform

    House votes to repeal health reform
    My colleague John Fritze is reporting that the House of Representatives have voted to repeal President Barack Obama's health care reform bill - for the 31st time. The 244 to 185 vote comes just two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld the...
  • Harford legislators, county executive sound off on special session

    The top 14 percent of Maryland residents will soon pay more in income taxes and the counties will begin to cover a portion of teacher pension costs. The House of Delegates approved the tax measure 77 to 60 Wednesday afternoon, the last day of the special...
  • We need a war on lead poisoning

    We need a war on lead poisoning
    The reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut its threshold for lead poisoning from 10 micrograms per deciliter to 5 micrograms were something of a simplification. What the CDC said, after years of study and discussion, was that no...
  • O'Malley names panel to study gambling expansion

    Gov. Martin O'Malley named an 11-member work group Monday night to study a possible expansion of gambling in Maryland and announced that if the group can reach consensus he would call a special session July 9 to vote on casino legislation. O'Malley...
  • Bill includes $43 million for Hagerstown firm

    A company that manufactures airplanes in Hagerstown that are used to monitor the nation's borders would receive $43 million to continue production under legislation approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. Sierra Nevada Corp., a...