| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland.
The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:49 AM
At first glance, it would be tempting to condemn the bipartisan budget agreement announced late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, if only because it asks further sacrifice of the unemployed and of federal workers. Those are hardly the two...
| Jan 12, 2014
While mainstream Republicans and even some Democrats may accept Chris Christie's apology, our tea party group and others we have contacted do not ("'Stunned' Christie fires top adviser," Jan. 10). His claims that he didn't know about the politically...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
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....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Democrats of this state have no idea that Obamacare is a disgrace ("Brown's conflict," Dec. 12). They do not even grasp the complexity of the problems associated with this "train wreck" as U.S. Sen. Max Baucus called it. Democrats by themselves have...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The state has resolved the nine "major issues" preventing its glitch-ridden health exchange from working, officials said Saturday, a milestone Gov. Martin O'Malley has framed as key to boosting the low enrollment in insurance plans offered under the...
| 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,...
| Jan 2, 2014
Howard County's representation in Annapolis will see some significant change after this year's session comes to a close.
This will be the last session for some of the Howard delegation's members. District 13 Sen. Jim Robey and District 12B Del. Liz...
| Jan 5, 2014
Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement.
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Lawyers for John R. Leopold, the disgraced former Anne Arundel county executive, acknowledge his behavior was inappropriate. But they insist that's not a crime.
His attorneys are scheduled to appear at the Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday to...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently sought to declare...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The Anne Arundel County Council voted Monday to scale back retiree health benefits for current and future county government employees, a move officials said was needed to keep the county from facing a fiscal crisis.
After months of discussion among...