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  • Senate passes its major immigration overhaul

    Senate passes its major immigration overhaul
    WASHINGTON — A landmark bill to overhaul the immigration system passed the Senate on Thursday, winning a large majority as its sponsors had hoped, but showing no signs of gaining ground with the Republican majority in the House. Supporters...
  • Delay in ACA's employer mandate nothing to celebrate

    The glee with which Republicans greeted the delay in the employer coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act is heartless. Although it is politically motivated, such reveling will prove to be a political obstacle to Republican election chances in 2014....
  • O'Malley kicks off 'Better Choices' tour

    O'Malley kicks off 'Better Choices' tour
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday kicked off an autumn-long series of appearances intended to highlight his record over the past seven years and to set the stage for the final year of his administration. O'Malley has scheduled five "policy forums"...
  • Do workplace wellness programs work?

    Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes aim at Maryland

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes aim at Maryland
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a swipe at Gov. Martin O'Malley and Maryland's business climate in radio ads aimed at luring companies and residents to the Lone Star state.  "When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business,...
  • Government shutdown is no idle threat

    Government shutdown is no idle threat
    WASHINGTON — Outside the capital the prospect might seem unthinkable, but inside it seems increasingly likely, and to some inevitable: In less than two weeks, the federal government, from the Agriculture Department to the Weather Service, may shut...
  • Republicans turn the Capitol into "Dog Day Afternoon"

    Republicans turn the Capitol into "Dog Day Afternoon"
    Ever see the Al Pacino movie, "Dog Day Afternoon?" Based on a true story, it's about a bank robbery that goes bad. When it becomes clear that the jig is up — that there's not much money to be had and they're surrounded by police — the list...
  • Penny Pritzker is pick as commerce secretary

     Penny Pritzker is pick as commerce secretary
    President Barack Obama lauded her skills, several prominent business groups quickly heaped praise and critics remained generally quiet after Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker was introduced Thursday as Obama's nominee to lead the Commerce...
  • IRS correct to target questionable groups

    Sorry, Baltimore Sun, but for once I cannot agree with your position on the Internal Revenue Service enforcing the law on outfits that have been breaking the law for years ("Taxing the tea party," May 14). Tea party groups, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,...
  • Aetna Shareholders Vote Down Measures To Change Board Leadership, Further Disclose Political Spending

    A few Aetna Inc. shareholders took the health insurer to task Friday morning during an annual meeting in Tampa, Fla., over the way it structures its board leadership, how it discloses political spending and the manner in which it ran the annual meeting....
  • Making it new in Maryland

    Making it new in Maryland
    Would it surprise you to learn that Fast Company magazine just ranked Maryland the third-most innovative state in the nation? Or that Maryland took the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's No. 1 spot for both innovation and entrepreneurship? It's a fact: In our...