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  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol. Kerlikowske came to the White House as...
  • Bitcoin executive Charlie Shrem is accused of money laundering

    Bitcoin executive Charlie Shrem is accused of money laundering
    NEW YORK — The federal government has arrested one of the biggest names in the bitcoin community in the latest crackdown on digital currencies and their illicit use. Charlie Shrem, chief executive of digital currency exchange BitInstant, stands...
  • Jeh Johnson confirmed as Homeland Security secretary

    Jeh Johnson confirmed as Homeland Security secretary
    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security on Monday, capping a smooth approval process for the high-profile post. The former Pentagon general counsel will take office this week after a 78-16 vote,...
  • Senate confirms new Homeland Security deputy and IRS chief

    Senate confirms new Homeland Security deputy and IRS chief
    WASHINGTON — In its last workday of the year, the Democratic-controlled Senate overcame GOP objections Friday to confirm two high-profile Obama nominees to the Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service, but put off final...
  • 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...
  • Fairness for Eastern Shore chicken farmers

    Within the poultry industry, company dealings with the farmers they contract with have been one-sided for at least the past 20 years. It's been a long, hard battle for contract farmers to try to gain any fairness in that relationship; I can't count the...
  • Mikulski, Cardin seek more help for chicken farmers

    U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin joined an informal Chicken Caucus of senators Monday to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to step up efforts to help the mid-Atlantic poultry industry cope with the economic impact of drought....
  • Maryland investment firms haven't abandoned Democrats

    Maryland investment firms haven't abandoned Democrats
    Wall Street might have turned its back on Democrats this election, but that's not the case among Maryland investment firms. The vast majority of contributions to candidates by T. Rowe Price employees went to Democrats. And Democrats were the...
  • Kirk announces support for same-sex marriage

    Kirk announces support for same-sex marriage
    WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
  • Obama Veep Watch

     
    by The Swamp team With so much attention on whom Sen. Barack Obama is going to choose as his vice presidential running mate, we thought we'd try to monitor the rumors and speculation and try to separate the wheat......
  • Lieberman regrets some Obama remarks

     
    by James Oliphant Move over James Bond. There's a new indestructible action hero: Joe Lieberman. The senator from Connecticut, who was vilified by Democratic activists for his support of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, escaped serious...