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  • Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing

    Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing
    For 80 years, an obscure federal agency has helped Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and thousands of other U.S. firms sell products abroad. But a sudden change in the House Republican leadership has put the Export-Import Bank at risk of going out of...
  • Bipartisan report tallies climate change impact on economy, urges businesses to act

    Bipartisan report tallies climate change impact on economy, urges businesses to act
      Billions of dollars of property damage along the Eastern Seaboard. Sharply reduced yields of corn, wheat and soy at Midwestern farms. Rising sea levels threatening military installations in Southern California. These and other risks from climate...
  • Thad Cochran — A Republican surprise that shouldn't have been

    Thad Cochran — A Republican surprise that shouldn't have been
    Just a few years ago, this probably wouldn't have been worth mentioning: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a six-term incumbent with a strong conservative record who had ceaselessly brought home the bacon for his state, defeated a Republican primary...
  • Export-Import Bank supporters seek time for reforms

    Republican lawmakers who want to save the Export-Import Bank pushed for changes to its operations as they tried to balance strong conservative opposition to the agency with vocal support from business executives worried its disappearance would harm the...
  • Supreme Court sharply limits presidential power on recess appointments

    The Supreme Court on Thursday greatly limited the ability of President Obama and future presidents to use recess appointments to circumvent congressional opposition to their judicial and executive nominees, ruling unanimously that Obama exceeded his power...
  • USM chancellor's message to political candidates: work with us [Commentary]

    USM chancellor's message to political candidates: work with us [Commentary]
    As I look back over my 12 years as chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), one of the developments in which I take the most pride has been the USM's genuine partnership with state leaders in Annapolis. Now that the primary is over and the...
  • Obama puts off plans to soften deportation rules

    A surge of young immigrants crossing the border is prompting President Obama to delay his plans to announce more lenient deportation policies, a sign that the White House has begun to guard against political fallout from the unprecedented influx of...
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions

    In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions
    Whenever Baltimore-area companies sell themselves to out-of-state firms, economists and local leaders alike bemoan the loss. Another headquarters gone. Fewer corporate decision-makers here. Possible job cuts. But Silicon Valley's deals for two...
  • Environment trumps politics: The U.S. takes a stand on climate change

    Environment trumps politics: The U.S. takes a stand on climate change
    In a single stroke Monday, the Obama administration opened a two-front war against the forces of scientific ignorance and political inertia. Its weapon was a policy proposal aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants 15% to 17%...
  • Obama says he will overhaul immigration without Congress' help

    Obama says he will overhaul immigration without Congress' help
    President Obama, saying he’s convinced that House Republicans will not take action to reform immigration laws this year, vowed Monday to use his executive authority to “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without...