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  • 'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge

    'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge
    President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
  • Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom [Commentary]

    Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom [Commentary]
    Bills before the Maryland Senate and House would prevent the use of public college and university funds to support scholarly involvement in academic organizations that have voted to boycott Israel. The legislation is a serious threat to academic freedom,...
  • Boehner's gambit [Editorial]

    Boehner's gambit  [Editorial]
    With Tuesday's decision to bring to a vote an increase in the nation's debt limit without any conditions, House Speaker John Boehner reasserted himself as the pivotal figure in a badly divided Washington. He demonstrated again that he is able and...
  • Immigration cover story [Editorial]

    Immigration cover story  [Editorial]
    Even his supporters must have gotten a chuckle out of House Speaker John Boehner's declaration that immigration reform is in its death throes in his chamber because President Barack Obama can't be trusted to enforce whatever law they pass. As a bit of...
  • Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union

    Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union
    President Barack Obama briefly reiterated his commitment to LGBT equality around the globe in a section of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, but he did not address the stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act or whether he would issue an...
  • Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address

    Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address
    President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for a renewed focus on families struggling through the nation's fickle economic recovery, repeatedly warning lawmakers that his administration intends to work around Congress...
  • Immigration group protests GOP retreat in Cambridge

    Immigration group protests GOP retreat in Cambridge
    A small group of protesters seeking an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy met Republican members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers arrived on the Eastern Shore for an annual policy retreat. The protesters, organized by a group...
  • Legislation to protect businesses from payroll services fraud sent to Obama

    Legislation to protect businesses from payroll services fraud sent to Obama
    The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to give more protections to businesses victimized by payroll services companies that failed to pay their clients' federal and state taxes or committed other fraudulent acts. The legislation, championed by...
  • Time for 'Chrissy's Law' [Editorial]

    Time for 'Chrissy's Law'  [Editorial]
    Three years ago, the vicious attack on 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis by two teens at a Rosedale McDonald's that was captured on video and viewed by hundreds of thousands of people raised awareness of transgender people and of the ignorance, hostilities...
  • Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama [Commentary]

    Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama [Commentary]
    As a first term Member of the Maryland General Assembly, I joined a small delegation of elected officials on a mission to Israel in 1992. The trip was sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council. Such missions are regular occurrences for newly elected...
  • 'Loudest Voice' - Judging Roger Ailes with no sense of history

    'Loudest Voice' - Judging Roger Ailes with no sense of history
    If you hate the extreme polarization of American life today, with more and more people talking to and living alongside only people who share their world view, blame Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News. If you are angry about the loss of civility, the...
  • O'Malley wins support as he campaigns for others in New Jersey

    O'Malley wins support as he campaigns for others in New Jersey
    Gov. Martin O'Malley visited New Jersey's capital city Friday to campaign for a candidate for governor who is so far behind in the polls that many in the national Democratic Party have all but abandoned her. It's unclear how much he helped state Sen....