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  • Md. insurance exchange piles debacle atop debacle [Letter]

    Md. insurance exchange piles debacle atop debacle [Letter]
    It is laughable to hear Gov. Martin O'Malley say that "our launch failed" when discussing the state's troubled health care exchange ("Md. votes to adopt health exchange software used in Connecticut," April 2). What failed is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown,...
  • Health exchange visitors leave heated feedback on Maryland's site

    Health exchange visitors leave heated feedback on Maryland's site
    Thousands of Marylanders who had trouble signing up for health coverage on the state's glitch-riddled exchange last year have vented their frustrations in the site's online feedback forms. Of more than 4,000 comments that accrued from the site's launch...
  • Lawmakers ready short-term fix to supply lawyers at bail hearings

    Lawmakers ready short-term fix to supply lawyers at bail hearings
    With lawmakers still far apart on how to overhaul Maryland's bail system, legislative leaders and the O'Malley administration have cobbled together a short-term fix that involves an executive order and recruiting private attorneys for little or no pay...
  • Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana

    Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana
    The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine. The House voted 78-55 to...
  • Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills

    Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills
    Maryland lawmakers are poised to raise the minimum wage and decriminalize marijuana today as this year's General Assembly's session cruises to a close at midnight. Both measures are on the verge of passage, barring unforeseen last-minute snags,...
  • Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting

    DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House. For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
  • The stunning CPAC gender gap: Where are the women, Al Cardenas?

    The stunning CPAC gender gap: Where are the women, Al Cardenas?
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.--I took the Al Cardenas Challenge … and won! Cardenas, an attorney and former head of the Florida GOP. is the chairman of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors CPAC. On Friday, he was asked why women were so badly...
  • Mayor Garcetti to convention: 'California Democrats get things done'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti opened the state’s Democratic convention on Saturday with a tribute to the party’s dominance in California, saying it has ensured progress on climate change, immigration, public transit and civil rights....
  • Fracking foes make a racket as Brown addresses California Democrats

    Anti-fracking advocates repeatedly interrupted Gov. Jerry Brown’s speech at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on Saturday, chanting and waving signs as he gave his first major speech since declaring his intention to run for...
  • Gavin Newsom looks at the bright side of getting no respect

    Gavin Newsom looks at the bright side of getting no respect
    After more than three years as lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom is painfully familiar with the small indignities of a job with few responsibilities of consequence. So it came as little surprise that he was relegated to the last – and least...
  • At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency

    At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency
    California Democrats gathered Saturday to celebrate their dominance in state politics, buoyant about their prospects in this year's elections. But the party's annual convention showed potential minefields for a group that appears to be at the peak of...