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  • Stop the gerrymandering

    Stop the gerrymandering
    Most of Maryland's registered voters did not cast a ballot on Election Day. Why? Perhaps, in part, because many figure that gerrymandering undermines their vote. So why even bother? Maryland is one of the most gerrymandered states in the country, making...
  • Some in Congress turn down pension, but most cash in

    WASHINGTON Like most members of Congress, Republican Reps. Howard Coble of North Carolina and Norman "Doc" Hastings of Washington state are millionaires. They also share something else: They'll retire at the end of the year after turning down lucrative...
  • Cummings bill on White House records approved

    Cummings bill on White House records approved
    WASHINGTON -- Legislation crafted by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings that would speed the release of certain White House records won unanimous approval from the House of Representatives on Wednesday and now goes to President Barack Obama's desk. The...
  • Obama unleashed: Defies GOP election wins, moves in opposite direction

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls. Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year's Congress Nov. 4, he's charged ahead...
  • EPA proposes lower ozone standard to curtail asthma, other ailments

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to tighten the allowable limit of ozone in the air, a bid to curtail the rising problem of asthma and other respiratory ailments but one that faces strong opposition from industry groups and...
  • Tax showdown: Congress nears deal to avoid hikes, Obama vows veto

    WASHINGTON Congressional leaders appeared near a deal late Tuesday to renew $450 billion in tax deductions cherished by consumers, citizens and companies alike. The White House called it a bad deal and vowed a veto, though it faces a tougher Congress in...
  • Obama faces limits on how to handle immigration

    Obama faces limits on how to handle immigration
    In any debate, facts are most important. Such is the case with President Obama's promise to enact immigration reform before the end of the year. To the more than 11 million undocumented workers living in the United States, the president's promise...
  • Posey, Murphy push through Indian River Lagoon aid

    Posey, Murphy push through Indian River Lagoon aid
    In a bi-partisan effort, Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey of Rockledge and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter got the House of Representatives to reauthorize money Tuesday for estuary restoration, with some specifically to help the troubled...
  • House Republicans schedule hearing to counter Obama on net neutrality

    House Republicans are pushing back on President Obama's support for strict net neutrality rules, as they moved to exert pressure on the FCC via an oversight hearing on Dec. 10. On Monday, Obama said that he favors reclassifying the Internet as a Title II...
  • History gives clues to Chief Justice Roberts' thinking on new Obamacare case

    The Supreme Court's surprising decision last week to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act has once again focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved Obamacare from being declared...
  • Republican claims victory in Senate race in Alaska

    Republican claims victory in Senate race in Alaska
    Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory Wednesday in a tight race for the U.S. Senate in Alaska, a week after elections gave Republicans control of the Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives. Sullivan, a 49-year-old former...