| Jun 30, 2012
| 4:14 PM
A group of Roman Catholic nuns traveling across nine states to protest a national budget proposal that cuts social service programs briefly stopped at Loyola University Maryland on Saturday.
Known as the "Nuns on the Bus," the group, made up of sisters...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:44 PM
If Republicans are getting ready to turn an election-year corner, settle on a presidential nominee and begin broadening their political message beyond the reality-challenged segments of the GOP base, Rep. Paul Ryan clearly didn't get the message.
| Jan 20, 2012
| 6:47 PM
A former plastics salesman, House Speaker John A. Boehner stood before the GOP majority with a pitch: Members must stick together like never before, not only for the sake of their agenda in Congress, but for the larger prize of reclaiming the White...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 9:24 AM
The U.S. government teeters on the brink of an unprecedented, self-inflicted debt default, and the House of Representatives can't seem to keep its eye on the ball.
After the House debated the fate of incandescent lightbulbs last week, it approved on...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:00 AM
When Rep. Paul Ryan presented his plan to eliminate the budget deficit, Democrats jumped on him and accused him of trying to put America's debt on the backs of seniors. It seemed to work in the special election in New York, and they saw that as a rallying...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Your editorial on Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal demonstrates why it will be so difficult to restore fiscal discipline to the federal budget ("Ryan's song and dance," March 21). Unfortunately, you have picked the wrong culprit.
| Apr 2, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown stepped into the role of surrogate for President Obama Monday as he joined in a conference call to denounce former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's record on veterans' issues, the federal budget and the GOP presidential...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Candidates in the 6th Congressional District ran from polling place to polling place this morning, confronting particularly low turnouts despite the sunny, warm weather.
Still, the candidates were confident in their get-out-the-vote operation and...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Years ago, a friend told me a story from her days living in South America. The movie "Wayne's World" had come out, and she went to see it. She spoke English, but it was interesting to read the Spanish subtitles.
For instance, early in the film, Wayne...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malleycontinued his national media blitz Tuesday night with an appearance on MSNBC's"The Ed Show," taking the opportunity to bash former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many strategists suggested that the Cold War arms race had bankrupted its economy and caused its downfall. More than 20 years later, it appears that some in Washington are driving the U.S. toward a similar fate....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 12:31 PM
It's no accident there's been a scarcity of meaningful conversation about what our presidential candidates have planned for Social Security and Medicare. Even in retiree-heavy Florida, details about the candidates' Social Security and Medicare proposals...