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  • Romney calls for minimum-wage increase in split with business groups

    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, splitting with party leaders and some top business groups on what's expected to a major issue in this year's midterm elections. "I ......
  • Obama not 'hell-bent' on Senate immigration bill

    Obama not 'hell-bent' on Senate immigration bill
    President Obama signaled Tuesday that he is open to compromise on immigration reform, saying he is not "hell-bent" on getting everything from the Senate immigration bill into the version that finally hits his desk. But Obama said the measure that...
  • The toll on U.S. roads [Editorial]

    The toll on U.S. roads  [Editorial]
    Since the 1930s, the federal tax on gasoline has been the single greatest source of revenue to pay for America's highways and mass transit. For every gallon sold, 18.4 cents is collected by the federal government and set aside in the Highway Trust Fund to...
  • U.S. should end Iran sanctions [Letter]

    U.S. should end Iran sanctions [Letter]
    The recent commentary, "An enemy revisited" (July 13), correctly states that in witnessing the harsh realities "the United States would do well to reassess its view on Iran." In fact, we should have a dialogue and trade with Iran, a country that does...
  • Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]

    Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]
    The best state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship three years in a row is Maryland. This is according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (hardly a mouthpiece for the Maryland Democratic Party), which also ranks Maryland No. 1 for STEM...
  • GOP candidates court Georgia voters in today's Senate runoff

    GOP candidates court Georgia voters in today's Senate runoff
    There's a saying in Georgia that voters tend to date the rebel but marry the banker, and that may be the outcome of Tuesday's hard-fought GOP primary runoff for an open Senate seat in the Peach State. Jack Kingston, the affable 11-term congressman,...
  • Georgians choose millionaire newcomer Perdue in GOP Senate runoff

    Georgians choose millionaire newcomer Perdue in GOP Senate runoff
    Georgia voters Tuesday chose a millionaire from a political family, David Perdue, over longtime congressman Jack Kingston as the Republican nominee for an open Senate seat, ending a bruising primary fight that may have roughed up the party's prospects...
  • Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction

    Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction
    On top of hawking his company's concrete additives, Gabriel Ojeda has been trying to sell something else lately — the virtues of the endangered Export-Import Bank. He's among dozens of small-business owners enlisted by the bank's supporters in...
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    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...
  • America's real business leaders want to save capitalism [Commentary]

    America's real business leaders want to save capitalism [Commentary]
    A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms. He wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it. I asked him...
  • Republican Party infighting threatens renewal of Export-Import Bank

    Republican Party infighting threatens renewal of Export-Import Bank
    The House Republican leadership shakeup has revived a conservative-led push to terminate the nation's Export-Import Bank, testing the GOP's traditional alliance with business groups. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his seat earlier...