Current and retired federal employees who have been on the offense against the Defense of Marriage Act can't taste victory yet, but its scent is growing stronger now that the Supreme Court has decided to review the law.
Regardless of whether the president and Congress strike a deal or take the nation headfirst over the "fiscal cliff," federal taxes for some Marylanders will increase next year — and under some scenarios the pain could be worse than in other states.
From #SaveBigBird and #womeninbinders, to #Lauerfail and #DrunkDianeSawyer, it seems like we are awash in stories with hashtags these days -- stories about the 140-character wonders of Twitter and their impact on media and politics.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan had not finished deconstructing their campaign apparatus after the November 6 elections, before their supporters in Harford County decided to serve up wine made out of their sour grapes upon reading my friend Wendy Sawyer's comments...
With President Barack Obama winning re-election on the overwhelming support of the Latino community and Republicans trying to work out how they fared so poorly among a bloc they see as a natural constituency, leaders of both parties say they are ready to take up comprehensive immigration reform.