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  • Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.

    Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.
    Senior lawmakers unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Monday that would keep the federal government running for most of this year while directing hundreds of millions of dollars to Maryland interests — from the James Webb Space Telescope to...
  • We will always be a nation of immigrants

     We will always be a nation of immigrants
    If the Republican Party looks not only to the history of the nation but its own history as a party, it will have plenty of reasons to back comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the undocumented ("Can Republicans do the...
  • 7 questions about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act you needed answered

    7 questions about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act you needed answered
    Republican Senator Dean Heller, the junior Senator from Nevada, announced Monday his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which likely makes him the crucial 60th vote in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attempt to get the bill...
  • Slutzky says he's running for Harford council president

    Harford County Councilman Dick Slutzky has announced he is running for council president. The three-term councilman, a resident of Aberdeen, said he hopes to replace Council President Billy Boniface, who has announced he won't see re-election after...
  • Equal rights on the job

    Equal rights on the job
    Most Americans believe that a person should not be discriminated against in the workplace because of sexual orientation. Polls have shown this consistently and strongly for years. So it shouldn't be too much of a shock if the U.S. Senate this week...
  • Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans

    Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans
    Raymond Liu remembers President Barack Obama's promise that people would be able to keep their insurance if they liked it. He liked his, but he won't be able to keep it. As Obama continues his campaign to win over Americans skeptical of the Affordable...
  • Living hungry on food stamps

    Living hungry on food stamps
    Even as I write this, I'm hungry. The truth is that I've been a little hungry ever since I began the Food Stamp Challenge. Along with more than 75 other Marylanders — including Anne Sheridan, executive director of Governor's Office for Children;...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops in Baltimore to elect new president

    U.S. Catholic bishops in Baltimore to elect new president
    The nation's top Catholic bishops will convene this week in Baltimore to choose a new leader, a decision that will help set the course for an American church striving to build its appeal while grappling with stances on immigration and contraception...
  • Hunger gets a boost

    Hunger gets a boost
    Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
  • Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race

    Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called on his Democratic rivals Tuesday to pledge not to allow third-party spending in the race for governor. "We're trying to keep the fundraising contribution lines clean and limit the outside groups buying...
  • Was it wrong for CNN's Paul Begala to ask me to give Al Franken money?

    Was it wrong for CNN's Paul Begala to ask me to give Al Franken money?
    Maybe it's just me, but a fundraising letter I received from CNN's Paul Begala last week struck me as emblematic of what's wrong when media are mixed with money and politics -- as they increasingly are these days at cable TV news channels in Washington....
  • Sarah Palin: the gift that keeps on giving [Commentary]

    Sarah Palin: the gift that keeps on giving [Commentary]
    There are so many things to admire about John McCain. His service during Vietnam, his courage as a prisoner of war, his maverick nature in the hidebound U.S. Senate and, currently, his role as the only grown-up in the Republican Party. But I don't...