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  • Rep. Paul Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs

    Rep. Paul Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), the former Republican vice presidential nominee, launched an attack Monday on the nation's poverty programs, provoking an election-year confrontation with the White House amid a growing focus on income...
  • House Democrats will seek to force vote on minimum wage

    House Democrats will seek to force vote on minimum wage
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Democrats will seek to force a House vote on raising the federal minimum wage, party leaders said Thursday, but even getting the proposal to a vote will be an uphill fight. As the minority party in the House, Democrats cannot...
  • Officials react to complaints of postal delays

    Officials react to complaints of postal delays
    — Members of Maryland's congressional delegation, saying constituents have complained of lengthy mail delays, pressed the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to resume regular delivery — even as the agency reported it was not aware of any...
  • Affordable Care Act will prompt some to work less, report says

    Affordable Care Act will prompt some to work less, report says
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's healthcare law will reduce the ranks of the uninsured by about 13 million this year and 25 million once it is fully phased in, but will prompt some people to work less because of the availability of insurance...
  • Honoring our veterans [Commentary]

    Honoring our veterans [Commentary]
    As Marylanders celebrate Memorial Day with ceremonies, parades, barbecues or other festivities, we owe it to ourselves to also remember the reason why this is a national holiday: It's a day to honor our fallen heroes — all those who made the...
  • Cardin regrets missed committee votes, defends absences

    Cardin regrets missed committee votes, defends absences
    Del. Jon S. Cardin expressed remorse Thursday for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year but said the votes he missed generally weren't close, and he needed to spend time with his pregnant wife and young daughter. "I certainly regret...
  • A win for the billionaires [Editorial]

    A win for the billionaires   [Editorial]
    In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
  • Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?

    WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...
  • Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections

    Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections
    More than half of the members of Maryland's congressional delegation signed a letter dated March 18 to President Barack Obama asking him to issue an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers. Sens....
  • Ryan's safety net [Editorial]

    Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]
    It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
  • Pelosi binds Democrats, with assist from Republicans

    The Democrats have little say in the agenda of the Republican-run House, and no dispassionate expert predicts the party will win control in the November elections. More likely is a Republican House majority for at least three or four more elections. That...