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  • Cities ask state's top court to block raid on redevelopment funds

    A group representing Los Angeles and other cities asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to invalidate action by Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature that will dissolve redevelopment agencies in California unless they pay the state $1.7 billion. A...
  • Balanced budget amendment: Here's why it's a bad idea

    Balanced budget amendment: Here's why it's a bad idea
    The U.S. government teeters on the brink of an unprecedented, self-inflicted debt default, and the House of Representatives can't seem to keep its eye on the ball. After the House debated the fate of incandescent lightbulbs last week, it approved on...
  • Tea party wants to destroy the USA in order to 'save' it

    Congressional Republicans voted to increase the debt ceiling 7 times during the last Bush administration. They now refuse to raise the debt ceiling, threatening a serious financial crisis for all of us. As I see it, the tea party wants to destroy the U....
  • 'The United States of America does not run out without paying the tab'

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TOWN HALL Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Maryland! (Applause.) Hello! Nice to see you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Everybody,...
  • 'By appropriate legislation' are key words in Constitution regarding debt ceiling

    James Lefter's letter ( "Tea party wants to destroy USA to 'save' it" July 22) quotes Section 5 of Amendment XIV of the Constitution: "The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article." This is in...
  • Puppy store owner files restraining order against activist

    CORONA DEL MAR — The owner of a Corona del Mar puppy store has filed for a restraining order against a Los Angeles woman who claims the shop sells dogs that come from puppy mills. I Heart Puppies owner Brooke Ann Bradford filed a request at the...
  • Who Would Defend Accused Killer Levi Aron? She Would

    Who Would Defend Accused Killer Levi Aron? She Would
    A week ago today, attorney Gerard Marrone backed out of the defense team for Levi Aron, the man accused of murdering and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Marrone said the allegations were too "horrific" for him to stay on. With Marrone walking away,...
  • The cost of excessive suspensions

    The cost of excessive suspensions
    A stunning and utterly disturbing report from Texas released last month brought into sharp focus just how much strict school discipline policies are costing our children — and how much Maryland needs to do to reform its own approach. The exhaustive...
  • Three local GOP congressmen backed Boehner's debt-reduction bill

    Three local GOP congressmen backed Boehner's debt-reduction bill
    The trio of Republican congressmen from Hampton Roads all supported embattled House Speaker John Boehner's debt-reduction bill that cleared the House of Representatives on Friday. Later in the evening, the Senate -- which earlier pronounced the bill dead...
  • Emotional Applause As Giffords Returns To Cast Debt Vote

    Emotional Applause As Giffords Returns To Cast Debt Vote
    The U.S. House on Monday passed the debt-ceiling deal worked out by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, sending it to the Senate for consideration a day before the deadline for the government to face possible default. Senate Majority Leader...
  • Walter A. Rafalko, UB law school professor, dies

    Walter A. Rafalko, UB law school professor, dies
    Walter A. "Wally" Rafalko, a decorated World War II veteran and a former professor of law who also had been associate dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law, died July 28 of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime...