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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2005
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. suggested yesterday that the General Assembly abandon its probe into his administration's firing practices and instead work with him on a bipartisan study of state personnel law. Such a commission of legislators, administration officials and outside experts is the only way to "ensure a fair and impartial process that has the confidence and support of all Marylanders," Ehrlich said, and avoid the partisan rancor that has developed...
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
The House of Delegates approved legislation Monday that would expand the state's pre-kindergarten program to include 1,600 more children, handing a victory to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The measure, which passed on a mostly party-line 102-34 vote, would make Maryland children from families with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal poverty line eligible for pre-K. The administration has included $4.3 million in its budget for next year to expand the state's existing program. A companion bill has passed the Senate, but approval won't be final until one chamber passes the other's bill.
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November 2, 2001
THE TERRORIST attacks of Sept. 11 cured the Bush administration of its former unilateralist, "we are the only superpower" rhetoric. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's delay of tests of the proposed missile shield, which would contravene the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, was a welcome step taken in quest of a greater prize. It creates anticipation for the three-day visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin beginning Nov. 13. Hints have been dropped by both sides of a possible renegotiation of the ABM Treaty to permit the tests, along with reductions in warheads.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2005
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele said yesterday that he is seriously considering a run at the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Paul S. Sarbanes in 2006 and will make further announcements about his plans in the coming weeks. Speaking on WBAL-AM's Stateline with Governor Ehrlich program yesterday morning, Steele spoke publicly about his possible candidacy for the first time, saying he wants to hold off on serious discussion of the race to give Sarbanes his due for his years of public service.
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By KELLY BREWINGTON and KELLY BREWINGTON,SUN REPORTER | July 17, 2006
WASHINGTON -- A visit by President Bush is expected at this week's NAACP convention, but judging from a fiery speech by the civil rights group's chairman last night, the president may feel less than welcome. Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, delivered what has become an annual refrain: a searing critique of the Bush administration's policies in opening remarks at its annual convention. Bond's speech served in part to energize the thousands of rank-and-file NAACP members who gathered this weekend at the Washington Convention Center for the group's 97th annual convention.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
Two of Baltimore's top elected officials objected Wednesday to the administration's plan for choosing outside auditors to monitor large agencies, such as police and public works. Officials with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration told the city's spending board that they are taking steps to ensure the performance and finances of 13 major agencies are audited once very four years, as required by a recent city charter amendment. But Comptroller Joan M. Pratt and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said the independence of the reviews are in question under the administration's plan.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 1, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Bill Frist, stepping into the growing debate in his party about the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program, pushed a group of Republican senators yesterday to work out conflicting approaches to legislation to address the program. His efforts reflect the increasing determination of Republican lawmakers to impose some form of oversight on the program, through which the administration has secretly sidestepped the existing legal authorities for years to spy on thousands of domestic communications with suspected terrorists abroad.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 7, 2004
WASHINGTON - Following a White House directive, the Justice Department is sending a high-level team of prosecutors and investigators to Iraq to take charge of assembling and organizing the evidence to be used in a war crimes trial of Saddam Hussein, administration and Iraqi officials said in recent days. The previously undisclosed directive signed by Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's national security adviser, orders the government to take the initiative in preparing a case against Hussein that will ultimately be run by Iraqis.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
Baltimore's ethics board closed its monthly meeting Thursday without discussing publicly its probe into Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's use of free 1st Mariner Arena tickets. After discussing other matters publicly, the board voted to meet in closed session. Afterward, several board members and its director, Avery Aisenstark, a city employee, would not answer questions about what was discussed. "We're not authorized to discuss the reason for or topic of the closed meeting - let alone why something was or was not discussed," Aisenstark said in an email.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 1, 2003
PHILADELPHIA - President Bush warned yesterday that Saddam Hussein's regime or its sympathizers might seek to launch terrorist strikes on American soil to retaliate for the U.S.-led war in Iraq. "The dying regime in Iraq may try to bring terror to our shores," Bush said in a speech at a U.S. Coast Guard facility here. "Other parts of the global terror network may view this as a moment to strike, thinking that we're distracted. They're wrong." In fact, he declared, his administration is not "distracted" by war and is acting boldly to protect the homeland even as it wages war in Iraq.
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