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  • Brown hosts influential guests in Redskins stadium skybox

    Brown hosts influential guests in Redskins stadium skybox
    As he runs for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has hosted politically influential guests — including lobbyists, campaign contributors and union leaders — in the state's skybox at the Redskins' stadium, records show. Brown's guests during...
  • County purchase of Verona would not affect who lives there [Letter]

    Regarding Kay Wisniewski's letter Nov. 7, "More subsidized housing will put 'unfair burden on schools,' " what Ms. Wisniewski fails to understand is that the people whom the county is targeting already live in the Verona. They are the working people in...
  • Judge finds Howard Co. police officer not guilty of off-duty assault

    A Howard County Circuit Court Judge ruled Tuesday that the Howard County police officer who allegedly attacked a man in an off-duty incident near his home in Columbia is not guilty of second-degree assault, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne...
  • Obamacare and Katrina: Unfair comparison?

    Obamacare and Katrina: Unfair comparison?
    Jon Stewart is taking offense at those calling the Affordale Care Act Obama’s “Katrina moment.” The comedian says comparing a hurricane that killed many people and destroyed part of a city to a failed website is offensive. Others,...
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says

    Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says
    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established, President Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian award to 16 Americans from fields as diverse as science, politics and sports. The award, created by...
  • Barack Obama Presents Oprah Winfrey With Medal of Freedom

    Oprah Winfrey was honored at the White House on Wednesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in an East Room ceremony heavy in historical reference and doses of humor. "Early in Oprah Winfrey's career her bosses told her she should change her name...
  • Freshmen Writers of 2013: New Scribes Prove Wise

    Oscar has a way of falling in love with first-time scripters, including Chris Terrio ("Argo"), Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Diablo Cody ("Juno"), Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"), Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker") and Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious")....
  • A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes

    WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
  • Ehrlich reliably arrogant and ill-informed [Letter]

    Ehrlich reliably arrogant and ill-informed  [Letter]
    Bill Marker's letter to the editor concerning a recent commentary by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is right on ("Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many," Nov. 21). When I read Mr. Ehrlich's column ("An open letter to the NAACP,"...
  • Tom Corbett gaffe matched by Tom Creighton, high school students

    Tom Corbett gaffe matched by Tom Creighton, high school students
    "She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up." I staged a Battle of the Toms on my blog last week after Gov. Tom Corbett stirred people up by comparing gay marriage to incest. I argued that Lehigh...
  • Just how safe are those tea party House Republicans, anyway?

    Just how safe are those tea party House Republicans, anyway?
    It is an oft-noted truism that the tea party Republicans who have already engineered the partial government shutdown and are now threatening to let the country default on its debts have the full support and enthusiasm of constituents in their carefully...