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Obama’s shift on gay marriage energizes immigration activists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Barack Obama’s shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-side with gay activists in their push for immigration reform. The alliance has been growing nationwide and helping dispel what ...

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Republican, Democrat co-sponsor pit bull bill for special session

A court’s apparent sense of “breedism” has led to an extraordinarily rare legislative pairing. As the fallout continues over a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that calls pit bulls inherently dangerous, two state delegates on polar opposite sides of the ...

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Hoyer announces support for gay marriage

WASHINGTON — The second-ranking Democrat in the House has announced his support for gay marriage. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland issued a statement Thursday in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement a day earlier that he favors same-sex marriage. Hoyer ...

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GOP blocks Senate debate on Democrats’ student loan bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill Tuesday to preserve low interest rates for millions of college students’ loans, as the two parties engaged in election-year choreography aimed at showing each is the better protector of families in today’s ...

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LaFerla concedes to Rosen in 1st District Democratic primary

Maryland congressional candidate Wendy Rosen is focusing on the general election after her opponent conceded the race for the Democratic nomination in the 1st District. The Cockeysville businesswoman led Chestertown physician John LaFerla Thursday by 82 votes out of more ...

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Public-private partnership bill advances in House of Delegates

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation providing rules to govern public-private partnership awards was given preliminary approval in the House of Delegates Saturday, following a heated debate punctuated by the House Speaker lecturing an Eastern Shore Republican for “disparaging” House members. The administration ...

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Feds seek to limit jury information in Edwards case

RALEIGH, N.C. — Prosecutors have asked a federal judge in North Carolina to bar those in the upcoming trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards from mentioning his poor health because of concern it could create sympathy among jurors. Edwards’ ...

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