| May 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer.
Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he is "confident that I could make a good president," but added that he had yet to decide whether he will seek the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Biden, during a round of morning TV interviews in...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
President Obama is expected to nominate Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator and Vietnam veteran, to be Defense secretary, officials said, setting up a confirmation battle with lawmakers and interest groups critical of Hagel's views on Israel and...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine.
Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president.
As I was grousing about this, my...
| Jan 13, 2013
Here's a prediction I don't think I'll have to apologize for at the end of the year: Some time in the coming months, probably this spring, there will be another crisis over Iran's nuclear program.
It's become an annual event on the diplomatic calendar:...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:05 PM
If Robert Smith has his way, he one day soon will leave Simeon and the program that changed his life and the Chicago basketball scene.
For what he hopes is seven more games, the program is still his.
The 41-year-old coach of five state championship...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
President Barack Obama will return to Annapolis to give the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy this year, the first time he has spoken to a graduating class of midshipmen since 2009, the White House said Monday.
The address comes at a time...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Humorist Dave Barry, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among those taking part in the 2013-2014 Baltimore Speakers Series.
The seven-speaker series, sponsored by Stevenson University, kicks off Sept. 30 with author...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Authors Bill Bryson and Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the headliners for the 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series, part of a lineup that is sure to delight book lovers.
Bryson, whose "In a Sunburned Country" is one of my favorites, will appear Sept. 30 to...