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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Slim chance to stop higher prescription co-pays

    When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation...
  • Baltimore economy stands out amid lackluster state growth

    Baltimore economy stands out amid lackluster state growth
    The Baltimore region has been less affected by federal spending cuts than other parts of the state, helping to make it a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster Maryland economy, a federal economist said Thursday. Employment in the Baltimore region grew...
  • Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary

    Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary
    When a federal judicial panel voted this year to reduce the sentences of thousands of inmates serving time for federal drug crimes, the move won praise from the Justice Department and advocates for prisoners. But now, with the Nov. 1 deadline for...
  • Kaine learns about oysters, climate change at VIMS

    Kaine learns about oysters, climate change at VIMS
    Sen. Tim Kaine got schooled Monday at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science — a visit he says armed him in his mission to convince others in the U.S. Senate to continue funding critical research. "Critical environmental research," Kaine, D-Va.,...
  • Maryland cuts revenue expectations by $405 million

    Maryland cuts revenue expectations by $405 million
    Maryland is now facing a $405 million revenue shortfall over this year and next, largely the result of sluggish job growth, stagnant incomes and a weak housing market, state officials reported Wednesday. Five years after the official end of the...
  • Frankly, this word is meaningless

    Frankly, this word is meaningless
    There is a rhetorical infestation loose in Washington, and left untreated, it will devour what little remains of honest communication in the nation's capital. It is the f-word. No, not that one. The other one — the one that, in either its...
  • Portsmouth defense contractor welcomes Rep. Scott

    Portsmouth defense contractor welcomes Rep. Scott
    Having escaped Washington for a few weeks, Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott decided to catch up on some homework Tuesday — of the defense-related variety. The Newport News Democrat spent part of the afternoon touring W&O Premier, a defense...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • Congress moves to reverse budget cuts to veterans' benefits

    WASHINGTON -- The House could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and reverse a cut made to some veterans' benefits as part of the recent budget deal. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled the...