| Jun 24, 2011
| 8:36 AM
So, now we have it: The Pump Room will be called…the Pump Room.
How prosaic. How uninspired. How positively awful.
That is the result of a two-week long contest conducted by hotelier Ian Schrager, who bought the Ambassador East hotel and its...
| Jul 1, 2011
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Campaign aides engaged in the...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:44 PM
SANTA ANA — An Orange County Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered the district attorney's office to remove its main investigator and three top deputies from the case against a group of college students accused of disrupting an ambassador's...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 1:59 PM
President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Armenia, John Heffern, is scheduled to come before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for questioning on Wednesday.
Heffern is a career diplomat who now is the United States’ deputy chief of...
| Jul 10, 2011
When pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria this spring, President Obama offered Syrian President Bashar Assad one more chance to embrace reform. "He can lead that transition [to democracy] or get out of the way," Obama said in May.
| Jul 11, 2011
| 12:00 PM
From The Aegis dated July 13, 1961:
Much of the news on the front page wasn't good this week 50 years ago. Three people – a well-known farmer, a 2-year-old girl and an elderly woman – died in separate incidents.
William Posey Choate, 53, who...
| May 2, 2011
Jon Huntsman Jr. arrived here from Beijing on Friday to mull a White House bid against the man who made him ambassador to China, a matchup that would offer no shortage of personal drama.
But before taking on President Obama, Huntsman would face another...
| Jun 18, 2011
In Jon Huntsman's final weeks as ambassador to China, he stressed that he would not decide whether to run for president until he returned to the United States -- an important statement, because sitting ambassadors are prohibited from actively taking...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 11:18 AM
Earlier this week, Moody's credit rating agency announced it is reviewing the credit of Maryland and four other AAA rated states in light of the debate in Washington about the possible default of U.S. government debt — even though Maryland pays...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:29 PM
Will Adams, freshman basketball player at Towson University, could be mad at the world about all the misfortune life dumped at his Philadelphia doorstep.
There was the woman, his birth mother, who abandoned him to a series of foster homes at 3. There was...