| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence it specifically states that "all men are created equal." My fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate did the unthinkable when they changed the filibuster (cloture) rules. They erected the ultimate...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law, despite an overnight talkathon on the chamber's floor led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:31 PM
In honor of Constitution Day, Harford Community College is hosting a lecture by Robert Ginsberg, Ph.D. on "The Bill of Rights: How It Has Endured" on Sept.17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hays-Heighe House on campus. Free pocket Constitutions will be available,...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sen. Frank Lautenberg died Tuesday at age 89, the Senate’s oldest member. He had missed most Senate votes since late 2012 because of declining health -- but managed to make it into the Capitol to vote for Gina McCarthy as secretary of...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Seven Washington County Public Schools — including Bester and E. Russell Hicks — are named for people or families, but at least one board member wants that practice to stop.
School board member Karen Harshman raised questions about the...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 9:20 PM
Those opposed to stadium project should go to polls
To the editor:
The front page of The Herald-Mail certainly had some interesting news on a recent morning. Contrary to statements by the Suns part-owner, Mr. Dahbura, who said several months ago that...
| Jan 2, 2013
Happy New Year from the Chamber of Commerce! As we settle into our routines for 2013, the new year will look pretty much like the old one. Economic recovery continues in Washington County, but it remains incremental and painfully slow. The New Year brings...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:13 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's departing U.S. Sen. Richard is leaving the Senate with one last act of compromise in support of Congress' "fiscal cliff" deal.
The Republican will leave the Senate on Thursday after having cast 13,067 votes over...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:04 PM
On the occasion of their separate swearing-in ceremonies Thursday, the area's two newest members of Congress both described being humbled by the opportunity to serve the people of Indiana.
“It is an incredible honor and extremely humbling to have...
| May 3, 2012
| 11:35 AM
What's that you say? You don't hear much about President Barack Obama's flip-flopping?
How about: 1) the Obama reversal regarding child farm-labor regulations; 2) the president's (to quote The New York Times) "revers[ing] his two-year-old order halting...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:21 PM
Republicans picked up a key seat in North Carolina, flipping a state that hasn't elected a GOP governor since the 1980s, according to CNN projections.
Eleven states are holding gubernatorial races Tuesday, in which Democrats are defending eights seats;...