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  • Jules Witcover: Obama, facing reality, leans left

    Perhaps six years too late, President Barack Obama gave strong indications in his State of the Union address that he's finally bought into the famous definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results....
  • Cost of transit commuting unpredictable for federal workers

    Cost of transit commuting unpredictable for federal workers
    When Dave Taylor decided to buy a new home in Aberdeen a couple of years ago, he made a quick calculation to determine the cost of his commute to Washington as a program specialist for the Department of Homeland Security. At the time, federal employees...
  • Shanghai abandons city's GDP target as China's economy slows

    Shanghai abandons city's GDP target as China's economy slows
    Shanghai has become the first Chinese city to not set a target this year for growth of its gross domestic product as the country continues a major shift toward slower growth and more balanced economic expansion. GDP figures – at both city and...
  • Changes in state, Congress not deterring Md. bid for FBI headquarters

    Changes in state, Congress not deterring Md. bid for FBI headquarters
    Changes in Congress, a new governor and the resignation of the man who oversees the federal government's real estate portfolio will not deter Maryland in its quest to become the new home for the FBI and its 11,000 employees, state leaders say. The FBI...
  • Obama faces reality

    Obama faces reality
    Perhaps six years too late, President Barack Obama gave strong indications in his State of the Union address last week that he's finally bought into Albert Einstein's definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different...
  • Protecting Alaskan wilderness

    Based on the reactions of Alaska Republicans, one might think that President Barack Obama had decided to unilaterally ban guns and snowmobiles from the 49th state instead of merely proposing to upgrade the protected status for certain federally-owned land...
  • Obama watches the spectacle of India on parade

    NEW DELHI There were elaborate floats and colorfully attired children dancing, ornate floral displays and lots of soldiers, tanks and missiles. Even a camel-mounted military force complete with its own marching band. And for the first time in history,...
  • Republicans accuse Obama of ignoring November's election results as he outlines 2015 agenda

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran and a lament from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell that a high-...
  • Federal deficit lowest since Great Recession amid solid economic growth

    Federal deficit lowest since Great Recession amid solid economic growth
    Echoing other upbeat forecasts, a new report Monday said the federal deficit is on track to hit its lowest level in years as economic growth continues at a solid pace for fiscal 2016. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office warned, however, that...
  • Leadership failures in environmental, abortion and foreign policies

    Leadership failures in environmental, abortion and foreign policies
    And so it begins. One of the first decisions made by Maryland's new governor was to rescind environmental regulations meant to help the Chesapeake Bay return to good health. One of the pieces of legislation the "new" House of Representatives just...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month as lawmakers weigh legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran. The invitation to...