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New search engine offers better access to Congress

WASHINGTON — Congress unveiled a new search engine Wednesday to help politicos, lobbyists, researchers, students and any other interested citizens find legislation working its way through the House and Senate to become new laws. The Library of Congress says the ...

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‘House of Cards’ holding casting call (access required)

Want a job in television? Here’s your shot. Just a day after “House of Cards” screenwriter Beau Willimon and others testified before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee about the the economic impact — including jobs — that would be ...

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Job creation driving highway bills in Congress

WASHINGTON — The lure of roads, bridges, buses and trains isn’t enough anymore to drive an expensive transportation bill through Congress. So to round up votes, congressional leaders are pitching the bills as the hottest thing around these days: job ...

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‘Court of last resort,’ but not always the last word

WASHINGTON — Nothing about the Supreme Court — not its magnificent building atop Capitol Hill nor its very title — suggests that its word is anything other than final. Yet federal appellate judges and even state court judges sometimes find ways ...

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Maryland credit rating: AAA or TBA (access required)

The future of Maryland’s sterling credit rating hung in doubt Monday evening after the downgrade of the nation’s debt whipped investors into a panic and pushed the stock market into a free fall. The months-long stalemate on Capitol Hill that ...

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GOP Chairman Steele may make re-election plans known

WASHINGTON — Embattled GOP Chairman Michael Steele could disclose late Monday whether he’ll seek re-election to the two-year post as a stream of challengers line up to challenge him in balloting next month. The latest to formally announce a candidacy: ...

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