| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new budget offers Medicare cuts to entice Republicans into tax negotiations, while plowing ahead to cover the uninsured next year under the health care law the GOP has bitterly fought to repeal.
| Apr 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small-business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October.
But he acknowledged that achieving a...
| Apr 17, 2013
Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it.
Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:46 PM
WASHINGTON — The nation's sluggish recovery can't seem to catch a break.
Persistent federal spending cuts and a slowdown in business investments thwarted hopes for stronger economic growth in the first quarter, setting up more modest gains in jobs...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Sun's editorial board just does not get it ("Neuman's reckless veto," April 30).
Maryland has been taxed to the hilt in the last seven years. There is nothing left to give. There have been 37 tax and fee increases. That is a failure of leadership...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington have had to close some spaces due to the effects of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the organization announced this week.
The budget cuts have resulted in a reduction in a contract for...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Glendale has prevailed in federal court after a jury found the city’s decision to lay off two former parks officials was due to budget pressures, not, as alleged in a lawsuit, because the pair had complained about their boss.
Russell Hauck and Eric...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner said holders of U.S. government bonds should be paid first if the nation's debt limit is breached, even if that means that China would get preference over the salaries of U.S. troops.
Boehner (R-Ohio) defended...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Even if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes.
With no crystal ball and no idea when spectacularly wealthy Connecticut residents might die, state officials make an educated...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:58 PM
St. Mary's College of Maryland has only locked in about two-thirds of the students it needs for a full freshman class next school year, a shortfall that could cost the public liberal arts school $3.5 million in lost tuition.
Though the school's...