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Md. Democrats hold lunch before session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Democratic members of Congress will gather with state legislators for their 15th annual lunch on the eve of the General Assembly’s legislative session. The lunch is being held in Annapolis on Tuesday. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben ...

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Md.’s new congressman takes office

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland’s newest congressman is taking office as lawmakers continue to grapple with tough choices about federal deficit reduction. The swearing-in Thursday of Democratic Rep. John Delaney ends 20 years of Republican representation in the state’s 6th Congressional District. ...

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Eye Opener: Congress approves ‘fiscal cliff’ deal (access required)

The U.S. House of Representatives late on New Year's Day approved a Senate plan to avoid the worst effects of the "fiscal cliff," a potentially devastating package of tax increases and spending cuts that would have struck Maryland particularly hard.

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Changes in law aim to protect kids’ online data

WASHINGTON — Aiming to prevent companies from exploiting online information about children under 13, the Obama administration on Wednesday imposed sweeping changes in regulations designed to protect a young generation with easy access to the Internet. Two years in the ...

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Mikulski to head Senate Appropriations Committee

Adding to a lifetime of firsts, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., announced Wednesday that she expects to become the first woman chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, succeeding Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, who died Monday. Mikulski’s announcement came ...

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Bernanke warns Congress to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday urged Congress and the Obama administration to strike a budget deal to avert tax increases and spending cuts that could trigger a recession next year. Without a deal, the measures ...

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