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  • Analysis: Young, minorities join to form new U.S. majority

    America turned a page yesterday. Barack Obama broke through the racial barrier to the Oval Office, becoming the first African-American to gain the presidency. And his electoral landslide delivered a powerful message about a new generation of American...
  • Analysis: Which Barack Obama will govern?

    Barack Obama won the presidency Tuesday by persuading voters to embrace a seeming paradox: leadership based on contradictory principles of change and reassurance. The Illinois senator combined ambitious goals and a cautious temperament. He promised tax...
  • Obama selects Emanuel as top aide

    President-elect Barack Obama pivoted quickly to begin filling out his new administration yesterday, selecting hard-charging Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff, while aides stepped up the pace of transition work that had been...
  • Michelle Obama dons designer dress for husband's victory night

    First lady-to-be Michelle Obama's striking red-and-black dress worn on the stage at Chicago's Grant Park on Tuesday night was designed by Narciso Rodriguez, whose parents were Cuban immigrants. It was based on a style shown during Rodriguez's spring 2009...
  • Emanuel's 'Rahmbo' image

    Rahm Emanuel combines political instincts, White House experience and a Chicago tough-guy attitude - traits he's likely to need as President-elect Obama's new chief of staff. His combative style as political director in the early days of the Clinton...
  • Sparrows Point buyer plans rapid boost in steel output

    Sparrows Point buyer plans rapid boost in steel output
    Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal said yesterday that its acquisition of the Sparrows Point complex could close as early as mid-May and that it plans to rapidly ramp up production at the Baltimore County steel plant. Severstal plans to bring plant...
  • The lineup

     
    Brian Roberts - 2BAdam Jones - CFNick Markakis - RFAubrey Huff - 1BMelvin Mora - 3BKevin Millar - DHLuke Scott - LFRamon Hernandez - CBrandon Fahey - SSRadhames Liz - POutfielder Kyle Hudson, the Orioles' fourth-round pick out of Illinois, apparently........
  • How was the market today?

     
    I forgot that I wanted to post something so folks could report on the farmers market today, thereby alerting other readers to the good things they are likely to find tomorrow at the market under the viaduct and other markets......
  • Fatal accident halts production of 'Rock of Love'

     
    Production on the third season of the Bret Michaels' VH1 show Rock of Love has been halted following a fatal accident in Illinois. Police said a crew member fell asleep while driving, killing two people and injuring others. Dennis Hernandez......
  • Reflections on being home at last

     
    I'm in a better mood this morning after my own breakfast of toast made from bread from the farmers market (which I had frozen) and a pot of Irish breakfast tea with a lot of milk and a little bit......
  • AccuWeather.com's forecast: Colder and snowier

     
    The folks at AccuWeather.com have issued their preliminary winter forecast for Baltimore, and they'll calling for 'one of the coldest winters in several years across much of the East.'At first glance that sounds pretty foreboding. But I spoke Wednesday...
  • Next Sunday's review: Brasserie 10 South

     
    I just put Gailor on the plane back to Illinois. Sad. She borrowed a hammer from her dad and took it with her in her carryon luggage. I mean, really. She can't take 3.5 ounces of eye makeup remover with......