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  • Democratic critics of Obama's Iran policy show party's diversity of views [Letter]

    Democratic critics of Obama's Iran policy show party's diversity of views [Letter]
    Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. trots out New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's opposition to the president's Iran policy as the latest on why the Obama administration is wrong on everything else ("Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama," Jan....
  • A Republican governor in 2014? [Commentary]

    A Republican governor in 2014? [Commentary]
    With less than 10 months before Marylanders elect a new governor, the race to succeed Martin O'Malley is more wide open then ever. Candidates in both major parties are still contemplating whether to join the race as the Feb. 25th filing deadline nears....
  • Top Maryland court puts off mandate for lawyers at bail hearings

    Top Maryland court puts off mandate for lawyers at bail hearings
    Maryland's top court on Thursday left in place a bail system it declared unconstitutional four months ago, deciding instead to hear further arguments on how to ensure that poor people have legal representation at the earliest stage of their cases. But...
  • Brown attacks Gansler for favoring corporate tax cut

    Brown attacks Gansler for favoring corporate tax cut
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, sharply criticized one of his rivals Wednesday for supporting a proposal to cut Maryland's corporate income tax. The Brown campaign released a statement saying...
  • Lawmakers target grain alcohol

    Lawmakers target grain alcohol
    Grain alcohol, the cheap, potent booze that has been a staple at college parties for generations, could be outlawed in Maryland as university presidents press lawmakers to ban it. Maryland senators voted Wednesday to forbid the sale of grain alcohol...
  • Incumbents lead the pack in campaign funds

    In the 2014 political campaign, Laurel's representatives running for re-election hold an advantage that is often held by incumbents. District 1 County Council member Mary Lehman is eligible to run for another term, and all the members of the District 21...
  • The Bernanke legacy [Editorial]

    The Bernanke legacy  [Editorial]
    Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, 60, probably won't win many popularity contests. He's frequently been vilified by the political left for doing too little and by the right for doing too much. Most Americans probably have no idea what he...
  • Watching reruns in the Capitol [Editorial]

    Watching reruns in the Capitol  [Editorial]
    The nation's debt ceiling is back in the news this week and for all the old, familiar reasons. By month's end, it will need to be raised or the U.S. Treasury will run out of money to pay the country's outstanding bills, and House Republicans are once...
  • 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...
  • Hogan names Boyd Rutherford as running mate

    Hogan names Boyd Rutherford as running mate
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan introduced Boyd Rutherford, a former Ehrlich administration Cabinet secretary, as his running mate Wednesday night at a rally at an Annapolis-area crab house. Hogan, the Anne Arundel County resident who...
  • Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery

    Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery
    The Civil War casts a long shadow. In the first year of that wrenching conflict, Maryland's lawmakers voted unanimously for a constitutional amendment to bar the federal government from abolishing slavery. Now, more than 150 years later, some...
  • House GOP puts up a fight on O'Malley's Obamacare bill

    House GOP puts up a fight on O'Malley's Obamacare bill
    Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the emergency legislation he sought to provide health insurance to Marylanders unable to acquire coverage through Maryland's health insurance exchange.  The failures of the state's implementation efforts, led by Lt....