| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Lawmakers in Congress failed to settle on legislation Monday to end the latest budget showdown, forcing federal agencies to begin shutting down services for the first time in 17 years.
The Republican-led House and Democratic Senate majority, unable to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:18 AM
For many Americans, the shutdown of the federal government has few, if any, immediate consequences. The mail will still be delivered, taxes will be owed, and many other services will continue for a time (even as some basic functions, from keeping Head...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive.
Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Let's set something straight. There is a law, the Affordable Care Act, that was passed by both houses of Congress, signed by the president and vetted by the Supreme Court. That's all three branches of government.
What House Speaker John Boehner is...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:24 PM
I did something foolish last week. I spent at least four hours a day with cable TV news, starting Tuesday.
I was hoping for some information and clarity on two huge stories that were starting to unfold: the partial government shutdown and the launch...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
The latest out of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party is that a failure of the U.S. government to take the steps necessary to pay all its bills on time would be no biggie. They say we could juggle things around and avoid missing any...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The article, "Obama turns up the heat" (Oct. 4) reports misinformation from President Barack Obama, or else he is just ignorant of the process or is trying to stir up the citizens to support his constant spending.
President Obama is supposed to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama are holding the American people hostage as they try to force their big government agenda on our great country ("Obama and Republicans struggle to break fiscal impasse," Oct. 11). We...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
It's no surprise that the liberal media and The Sun blame the government shutdown — or slim down — on Republicans, the tea party and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ("Grow up, Congress," Oct. 14).
But The Sun comes up short when it comes to facts...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:31 PM
A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Thanks to last-minute negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the government of the United States open, and the threat that the nation will default on its debts for the first time has lifted, at...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Senate Republicans blinked this week on the issue of unemployment benefits, but you can bet that their House counterparts won't be so easily swayed by compassion. At least that's what Democrats are counting on.
After legislation to resume long-term...