| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:52 AM
In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:56 PM
— The Obama administration said Sunday that it has met its deadline to fix the major problems that have hobbled the federal health care website since its disastrous debut two months ago, but officials acknowledged more repairs are necessary....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
It may have been a long time coming, but President Barack Obama's decision to stand up to the obstructionists in Congress that led to the 16-day government shutdown in October has begun to pay off.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan,...
| Dec 25, 2013
The week between Christmas and New Year's is surely the nation's least productive, and that's why it ought to be dubbed "The 113th Congress Week." Naturally, the members of the U.S. House and Senate who so richly deserve this distinction are observing the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy.
While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:11 AM
WASHINGTON -- A sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws such as the legislation approved in June by the Senate would boost Maryland's economic output by $740 million and add more than 8,000 jobs in the state, according to a report released...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama is tantalizingly close to passing comprehensive immigration reform, a legacy achievement. The Senate has provided a bipartisan bill, and the House is working on reform. The key issues are border security and a legal pathway to...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common-sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction — especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1.
| Jan 12, 2014
Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:19 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The death this week at age 96 of former Pennyslvania Gov. Bill Scranton, briefly a Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was also in a sense a final obituary on moderate Republicanism that began fading from the political scene half a century ago....