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  • Maryland braces for mandatory federal spending cuts

    Looming federal budget cuts the nation faces in January could strike a body blow to Maryland's economy, taking $2.5 billion in personal income out of residents' pockets and crimping social programs in health and human services, education, and workforce...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Lehigh Valley parent and educator testify at U.S. Senate education hearing

    Lehigh Valley parent and educator testify at U.S. Senate education hearing
    Debbie Jackson, an Easton parent of a child with behavioral challenges, shared her story on Capitol Hill Thursday morning during a hearing on how schools can handle such children without using seclusion or physical restraint. Jackson was joined by Dr....
  • Cardin, Mikulski urge Obama to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
  • U.S. senator asks for UMUC records

    The chairman of the U.S. Senate education committee asked the chancellor of Maryland's state university system Monday to hand over records on enrollment and workplace practices at the University of Maryland University College, where president Susan...
  • Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House

    Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House
    Hours before a midnight deadline Monday, the White House reached a tentative deal with Congress to stop an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest households and to postpone for two months tough decisions on how to cut federal spending. After a rare...
  • Next 90 days could be crucial for O'Malley

    Next 90 days could be crucial for O'Malley
    For Martin O'Malley, the next 90 days will likely be the most important that remain in his tenure as Maryland's governor. As the General Assembly opens its 2013 session Wednesday, O'Malley will be looking to cap a record that many people believe he...
  • Presidential sweepstakes, 20 years ago

     
    Yes, the Republican presidential field looks to be in disarray these days as a raft of seemingly unlikely contenders jostle for the opportunity to take on a Democratic incumbent who's looking difficult to beat, but set the wayback machine for......
  • Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin has a nifty idea to create jobs: Another stimulus spending plan with new taxes

     
    Tom Harkin's thinking: If one massive federal stimulus spending plan didn't work, maybe another will....
  • Tom Harkin: Investigate S.C. Gov. Haley about healthcare panel

     
    Harkin blasts Haley: Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is asking for a federal investigation of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, over allegations that she wasted federal dollars by convening a healthcare reform study panel while dictating a...
  • Nostalgic look at 1992 to cheer Republicans

     
    Updated and expanded In March 1992, George H.W. Bush was leading Clinton in head to head polls as Obama now leads Romney. The problem with finding too much hope in such a number is that GHWB's overall approval number was......