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Fed pays US Treasury record $78.4B last year

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve paid a record $78.4 billion in earnings to the U.S. government last year, reflecting gains from the central bank’s unconventional efforts to lift the economy. The payment to the Treasury Department is the largest since ...

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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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C. Fraser Smith: A post of opportunity and peril for O’Malley

Gov. Martin O’Malley, who won re-election claiming he had kept Maryland (relatively) solvent, now finds himself as the leader of those states that made him look so good by comparison. It could be an honor of dubious value or a ...

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House ethics panel deliberates Rangel case

WASHINGTON— Shortly after veteran Rep. Charles Rangel of New York walked out of his ethics trial in protest, a House panel began closed-door deliberations Monday on 13 counts of alleged financial and fundraising misconduct that could bring formal condemnation. Only ...

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Steele may face challengers for GOP chairmanship

WASHINGTON — Republicans are aggressively recruiting a challenger to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, whose tenure as party chief has been marked by ill-chosen comments and questions about finances. The RNC must decide in January whether to keep Steele. ...

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