| Jan 23, 2013
A week before his inauguration, President Barack Obama said he wouldn't negotiate with Republicans over raising the federal debt limit.
At an unexpected news conference Jan. 14, the president asserted that he won't trade cuts in government spending in...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In case anyone has missed the dueling budget proposals out this week from Rep. Paul Ryan on the Republican side and Sen. Patty Murray for the Democrats, don't fret. You could easily have slept through the last four months and missed nothing. They are...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The best chance to get the U.S. Senate to do its job is not to withhold pay (although withholding campaign contributions might have done the trick) but to reform the Senate rules so that filibusters aren't used so routinely to gum up the works. Majority...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:41 AM
American workers got an unpleasant surprise this month when they received their first paychecks of 2013. The typical full-time worker, who earns about $40,145 a year, found that his two-week paycheck was $30 lighter than his last check of 2012. The lost...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:39 AM
U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin told members of the House of Delegates Friday that he doubts whether the Congress will meet a March 1 deadline for avoiding automatic federal budget cuts.
Cardin, who was in Annapolis to meet with the Baltimore city and...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The Anne Arundel County Council vote this week to trim $5 million from the school's capital budget has led school officials to allege that the cut was retaliation for a squabble last year.
On Wednesday, after the school board reviewed more than three...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Race 1: Jockey Joel Rosario rode Aussi Austin to victory in the first of 13 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Bake Shop took second and Pretension finished third in the 1 1/16-mile dirt race. The winner finished in 1:45.23.
Bake Shop and...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Once again, The Sun is lambasting Republicans for using the debt ceiling to attempt to reduce government spending ("Another cliff ahead?" Jan. 4). Yet you yourself suggest what's needed to reduce the deficit: "Stop spending so much money."
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Midshipmen at the Naval Academy could spend less time training at sea, some gates into Fort Meade could be shut down and routine maintenance at military installations across the state could be delayed under federal budget cuts set to begin Friday....
| Feb 27, 2013
Harford County, home to Aberdeen Proving Ground and the massive federal military and civilian workforce that comes with it, is bracing for automatic federal spending cuts – known as sequestration – which could have a ripple effect far beyond...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:15 AM
I just read your editorial, "Another cliff ahead?" (Jan. 4).
Please understand Washington does not do anything these days unless it's forced to. The only leverage to get Democrats on board to have a serious discussion on our debt and the slowing of...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:00 PM
You state that the Republicans' "demanding spending cuts to reduce our deficit is holding the debt ceiling increase hostage" ("Another cliff ahead?" Jan. 4).
Really? Most American citizens would have the common sense to cut spending if confronted with a...