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  • Tom Ridge backs Bongino

    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge endorsed Daniel Bongino in his uphill campaign for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, becoming the latest in a string of high-profile Republicans who have backed the former Secret Service agent's first run for office. Ridge, who...
  • Rep. Hoyer, daughter discuss support of same-sex marriage

    Rep. Hoyer, daughter discuss support of same-sex marriage
    Sixteen years after U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer voted to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives has disavowed that view and is pushing to uphold Maryland's new same-sex marriage law. Hoyer's...
  • No, Sen. Schumer, compromise is not a dirty word

    No, Sen. Schumer, compromise is not a dirty word
    As this page has devoted much ink to criticizing Republicans in Congress for hardening their positions on matters of federal tax and budget policy to the point where compromise is impossible, it is beyond disappointing to see a leading Senate Democrat...
  • Blame game rages on over looming sequester

    Blame game rages on over looming sequester
    We are just days away from a cataclysm of biblical proportions. The cuts foretold in the Budget Control Act of 2011 are young as far as prophecies go, but apparently they are every bit as terrifying as rivers of blood and plagues of locusts. Any day now...
  • Sequestration: How we got here

    Sequestration: How we got here
    Sequestration is an extremely crude way to cut approximately 2 percent of federal spending. It is analogous to forcing a grossly obese person to lose a few pounds by not feeding him for a few days. On this issue, at least, it appears that Republicans...
  • Social Security braces for budget cuts, frustrated public

    Social Security braces for budget cuts, frustrated public
    Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs — from answering phones to determining eligibility for claims — will be delayed if Congress fails to stop steep federal budget cuts from taking...
  • It's the 'Obama sequester'

    It's the 'Obama sequester'
    I guess many of The Sun's readers are of the "low information" type who are not exposed to counter-points that would rebut the mantra of the left ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Let me explain. Never in the history of this great nation have we gone four...
  • Frosh shores up support for AG run in 2014

    Senate Judicial Proceedings Chairman Brian Frosh announced this morning that he has formed an exploratory committee to help him determine if he should run for Attorney General in 2014. The committee includes a long list of impressive names, including...
  • Obama extends whistleblower protections to intelligence community

    President Obama has done what Congress has not: Extend whistleblower protections to national security and intelligence employees. A new presidential policy directive says employees "who are eligible for access to classified information can effectively...
  • Obama visits with U.S. Senate Democrats in Annapolis

    Obama visits with U.S. Senate Democrats in Annapolis
    President Barack Obama slipped into Annapolis Wednesday for a private meeting with U.S. Senate Democrats focused on the nation’s latest fiscal crisis — a visit that temporarily closed roads and a handful of businesses a mile from the...
  • The sequester stand-off

    The sequester stand-off
    Is this really the best anyone in Washington can do to avert sequestration? President Barack Obama's call for delaying the automatic spending cuts past the March 1 deadline would seem reasonable enough, except he hasn't really offered up a specific plan...
  • Reactions mixed to Postal Service request to stop delivering mail on Saturdays

    Reactions mixed to Postal Service request to stop delivering mail on Saturdays
    Lanny Gans had not heard, until she went to the Roland Park post office Wednesday, that the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service plans to end Saturday service in August, in an effort to save $2 billion a year.. "I hate to see anything like that...