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  • Obama's middle class 'help' is useless

    Obama's middle class 'help' is useless
    All we hear from President Barack Obama is that he is for the middle class. Well, I consider myself middle class. I am a retired homeowner, so let's see how this pans out for me. 1. Estates to pay capital gains taxes on securities at the time they're...
  • In Maryland and U.S., a rightward tilt

    In Maryland and U.S., a rightward tilt
    In both governance and elections, consequences are real. For the Democrats, their message in 2014 was so uninspiring and drab that they suffered at the polls as their supporters stayed home in droves ("O'Malley's legacy," Jan. 20). In Maryland, eight...
  • Netanyahu invitation unwise

    Netanyahu invitation unwise
    Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Republican party was generally thought of as the party of national security. The final years of Ronald Reagan's administration, successful arms control talks and masterful handling of the collapse of the Soviet Union...
  • Obama plays India card in Asian dance with China

    NEW DELHI Behind the pomp and largely behind closed doors, one issue lurked in the background of President Barack Obama's visit to India: China. The United States is working to renew its relationship with India in part because the White House hopes...
  • Robert B. Reich: Wall Street's threat to the American middle class

    Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential...
  • Deficit outlook: Good and bad

    The latest report from the Congressional Budget Office has something for everyone to have mixed feelings about. In the short term, the outlook for the budget deficit continues to look good, but by 2018, it will start growing again, fueled in large measure...
  • Webster gets highways, but not rules

    Webster gets highways, but not rules
    U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Winter Garden, picked up a third infrastructure subcommittee assignments Tuesday, giving him seats on House of Representatives boards that will oversee legislation dealing with highways, water resources, railroads and...
  • Alaska officials say offshore drilling plan likely to take some Arctic locations off table

    The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday. U.S. Sen. Lisa...
  • Argentina's president seeks to dissolve spy agency, rejects dead prosecutor's accusations

    President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusations that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the...
  • Grading Obama's free-college plan: Front & Center

    Two years of college on Uncle Sam? To hear President Barack Obama tell it, boosting the nation's storehouse of college-educated talent would yield a bonanza for the nation's economy. His plan to provide two years of free community college could help 9...
  • Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments, rewarding quality vs. quantity

    Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system. "It is in our common...