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Eye Opener: Hrabowski not interested in governor’s seat

Gov. Martin O’Malley could have gambling legislation drafted by Friday for lawmakers to review, the Associated Press reports, setting the stage for the final push toward a casino gambling-focused special legislative session this summer. Here’s a few other headlines: – ...

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Bernanke: Fed’s efforts have helped the economy

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Wednesday that the Federal Reserve’s efforts to bolster growth have helped lift the U.S. economy out of the Great Recession. But he acknowledged that growth remains weak and the Fed can only do ...

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Capital One to pay $210M over marketing tactics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s consumer watchdog agency flexed its enforcement muscles for the first time Wednesday and ordered Capital One Bank to repay millions of credit card customers allegedly tricked into buying costly add-on services. Capital One will pay ...

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Bernanke: Recession likely if Congress doesn’t act

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted a dark picture of where the U.S. economy is headed if Congress fails to reach agreement soon to avert a budget crisis. “It would probably knock the recovery back into a recession ...

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‘Special session fatigue’ sets in for state lawmakers

Persistent bullying by the General Assembly’s Democratic super-majority hasn’t stripped a sense of humor from the House of Delegates’ Republican leader. Addressing the media hours after the Supreme Court delivered its ruling on the Affordable Care Act Thursday, Minority Leader Anthony ...

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Vote set on writing bank settlement into Calif. law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will become the first state to write into law much of the national mortgage settlement negotiated this year with the nation’s top five banks, if state lawmakers approve wide-ranging legislation on Monday. Majority Democrats say they ...

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Health care law survives with Roberts’ help

WASHINGTON — In a momentous ruling touching virtually every American, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul Thursday with the unlikely help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. But the decision also gave Republicans unexpected ...

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Henson sentenced to 60 days in prison for robocalls

Political consultant Julius Henson was sentenced to 60 days in prison Wednesday for his role in sending automated robocalls to curb Democrat voters from heading to the polls in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Emanuel Brown ...

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