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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alaska governor launches bid to measure oil in Arctic refuge

    Alaska governor launches bid to measure oil in Arctic refuge
    For decades, war has been waged over the holy grail of America's Arctic frontier, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The wide coastal plain on the edge of the Beaufort Sea contains stunning populations of caribou, grizzly, musk oxen and other wildlife...
  • In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses

    In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses
    At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three. The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
  • Congress: Do your job

    Congress: Do your job
    With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...
  • The Starbucks effect: Should Big Business step into the debt limit fray?

    The Starbucks effect: Should Big Business step into the debt limit fray?
    Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, has jumped into the shutdown/debt limit mess with an open letter to his fellow business leaders urging them to pressure politicians to end the "current stalemate" in Washington.  Schultz's...
  • The uncompromiser in chief

    The uncompromiser in chief
    If you wanted to hear words of sweet conciliation, the White House was the wrong place to go this week. "We're not going to pay a ransom for America paying its bills," President Obama said Tuesday, sticking to his demand that Congress pass a spending...