By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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President Obama embarked Tuesday on a tax-hike strategy that avoids direct negotiations with Congress in favor of trying to rally the public to exert more pressure on Republican lawmakers.
Maryland state Sen. C. Anthony Muse announced Thursday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin in the state Democratic primaries, giving the incumbent perhaps his most formidable opposition of this year's election cycle.
A judge ruled Monday that Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings won't have to provide documents sought by attorneys for Paul Schurick, who is accused of trying to use an Election Day robocall to suppress the black vote in Maryland's 2010 governor's race while he was an aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich. But the judge ruled Cummings must be available as a trial witness.
Virginia GOP appears to have slight edge in state Senate races; D.C.teen shot on Halloween dies; Cheverly ends deal with speed-camera company after inaccuracies; Chairman Brown talks ethics reform on TV; District's War Memorial to reopen Thursday; Conservancy releasing new grade on Potomac water quality; GOP Bongino filing today for Maryland Sen. Cardin's seat; Currie acquitted; Groups make bids for slots at Rocky Gap in Western Maryland.
The last time Maryland had a Republican senator, Ronald Reagan was president and now-U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin was serving his first term in Congress. But that history hasn't deterred ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino from entering next year's Senate race.
Exclusive: Gonzales poll today on O'Malley, Cardin reelection; No. Va. state Sen. candidates debate taxes, abortion; One missing in Bay plane crash; Teachers union press McDonnell for salary increases; District homicides below 2010 rate; Winds delay Washington Monument inspection; Sun: One proposed redistricting plan would help GOP Rep. Andy Harris.
The Senate approved legislation Friday ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport construction projects to resume.
As a new slate of presidential candidates prepare to pander to Iowa voters by forcing the rest of the country to pump corn into their gas tanks, a bipartisan backlash is building. Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, and Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat, teamed up Wednesday to introduce legislation to eliminate the 45-cents-per-gallon ethanol tax credit doled out to blenders of this unnecessary and inefficient gasoline additive that costs taxpayers $5.7 billion a year.
The new Congress was sworn in just last week, but events far away - in Russia - already are causing members to vent their ire. For one, Russian police detained Boris Nemtsov, one of the leaders of the Russian opposition, during a rally in defense of the freedom of assembly, on Triumfalnaya Square in Moscow on the last day of 2010.
Maryland's two senators and Virginia Sen. Jim Webb are remembering the one year anniversary of the Metro crash that killed nine by calling for legislation entailing national safety standards in transit systems.