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  • Dent to vote 'no' on House GOP VAWA bill, 'yes' to Senate Dem version

    Dent to vote 'no' on House GOP VAWA bill, 'yes' to Senate Dem version
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent plans to buck fellow Republicans and vote against their scaled back version of the Violence Against Women Act Thursday. But he will support a Senate-passed version that includes protections for gay, lesbian and transgender...
  • Biden unveils domestic violence grants in Rockville

    Biden unveils domestic violence grants in Rockville
    The U.S. Justice Department will award $2.3 million in grants to a dozen local governments across the country in an effort to reduce domestic violence homicides, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., announced Wednesday at an...
  • Put blame for domestic homicides where it belongs: on the killers

    Put blame for domestic homicides where it belongs: on the killers
    Those of us who appear regularly in the North Avenue courthouse, where Baltimore City's domestic violence cases are heard, were already aware of the "spike" in domestic violence homicides noted recently by The Sun. We knew that some of those women had...
  • GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement

    GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, a moderate Republican from southeastern Pennsylvania, announced Monday that he will retire this year, the latest in a string of congressional Republicans not seeking reelection in 2014. Gerlach, who has served six...
  • Biden insults Republicans -- and Neanderthals

    Biden insults Republicans -- and Neanderthals
    The always quotable Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at House Republicans the other day, referring to them as “this Neanderthal crowd” for having resisted speedy reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. His crack certainly...
  • Ted Cruz is no Barack Obama [Blowback]

    Ted Cruz is no Barack Obama [Blowback]
    Dismissing comparisons of tea party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the infamous Joe McCarthy, Jonah Goldberg suggests in his column Tuesday that Cruz instead "might be the conservative Barack Obama." Goldberg then requests that readers "bear with me." Those...
  • Congress set to pass historically few laws in 2013

    Congress set to pass historically few laws in 2013
    WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress looks to be a sure bet to go down as the most ineffective in history. Just 56 bills were signed into law so far in 2013, as the first session prepared to wrap up. For the first time in recent memory, the number of new...
  • Dent one of three House GOP lawmakers to support Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    Dent one of three House GOP lawmakers to support Employment Non-Discrimination Act
    For the second time in less than six months, just three House Republicans signed their names to gay rights legislation. And one of them is again Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent. Dent added his name Thursday to a bill making it illegal to discriminate...
  • Campus sexual assault in the shadows

    Campus sexual assault in the shadows
    In the days after Megan Chuhran was sexually assaulted in a Kalamazoo College dorm room, she felt like she was torn between two terrible options: let the traumatic experience go, or endure months of interviews, hearings and investigations from professors,...
  • If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]

    If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]
    What if Hillary Clinton doesn't seek the presidency in 2016? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice President Joe Biden. He might well be reluctant to take her on, considering the powerhouse she has become, with an army of...
  • New guidelines to battle sexual assault at colleges

    Responding to complaints that universities have fallen short in policing sexual assaults on their campuses, the White House announced a series of measures Tuesday intended to pressure college officials to step up efforts. The Obama administration...