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  • Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform

    Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform
    The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law. The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
  • House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate

    The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party. The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
  • Judicial filibuster: Not so 'extraordinary' after all

    Judicial filibuster: Not so 'extraordinary' after all
    Remember the "Gang of 14"? That was the bipartisan group of senators who six years ago agreed not to filibuster judicial nominees except under "extraordinary circumstances." Well, looks like some people have decided to redefine "extraordinary" to...
  • Post office closings: Necessary but insufficient

    Post office closings: Necessary but insufficient
    Ten Baltimore area post offices are at risk of closing. They are among 41 in Maryland and 3,700 nationwide that the Postal Service says it can no longer afford to operate, either because they don't have enough patrons or are located near another post...
  • GOP leaders: 'Our country is not going to default'

    GOP leaders: 'Our country is not going to default'
    WASHINGTON--Republicans this afternoon held out hope for movement toward a debt plan, while one top Democratic senator warned there was a lot at stake. In the Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell met reporters before 3 p.m. Chicago time...
  • What we should be asking the candidates

    What we should be asking the candidates
    The questions routinely asked of our presidential candidates are insufficient for assessing their potential ability to lead the nation. The following questions are based on my studies of the leadership style of recent presidents. The candidates' responses...
  • Mikulski bill would speed approval of new drugs by FDA

    Mikulski bill would speed approval of new drugs by FDA
    Drugs for chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and diabetes would move through the Food and Drug Administration approval process more rapidly under a bipartisan bill Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will unveil Thursday. The legislation, which will...
  • Senate panel OKs delay of crab-picker wage raise

    A new federal rule that would require crab-processing plants on the Eastern Shore and elsewhere to pay a higher wage to temporary foreign workers would be delayed for a year under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee....
  • Goodbye, Joe Lieberman

    Goodbye, Joe Lieberman
    After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor. To break the...
  • Experience Gives Shays Edge In GOP Senate Primary

    Experience Gives Shays Edge In GOP Senate Primary
    Voters have been treated to a clash of titans in the U.S. Senate primary race — Connecticut's last U.S. House Republican vs. an enormously successful businesswoman with a compelling life story. The Courant endorses Christopher Shays in the Aug....
  • Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others

    Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others
    It’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to. But on Friday, his sister Sandra...