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In Congress, a harder line on illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON — The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress’ approach to immigration. In a matter of weeks, Congress will go from trying to help young, illegal immigrants become ...

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Divided FCC adopts rules to protect Web traffic

WASHINGTON — A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has ...

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Census results: Maryland population grew 9 percent

Maryland won’t gain or lose any seats in Congress as a result of the 2010 Census. Maryland has eight congressional districts. The Census Bureau says it’s one of 32 states that won’t gain or lose any seats. The General Assembly ...

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Quiet deal moves judicial nominees through

WASHINGTON — After a months-long blockade, Senate Republicans have agreed to let at least 19 of President Barack Obama’s non-controversial judicial nominees win confirmation in the waning days of the congressional session in exchange for a commitment by Democrats not ...

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Treasury Secretary Geithner says bailout will cost less than $25B

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday that the $700 billion financial bailout will end up costing taxpayers less than congressional analysts have estimated. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that taxpayers will lose $25 billion on the rescue ...

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Tax package heads toward high stakes vote in House

WASHINGTON — A massive tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes is headed for a vote in the House Thursday even as rebellious Democrats complain it is too generous to the wealthy. House ...

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Obama forges new alliances with business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and 20 business leaders worked through lunch Wednesday on ways to boost anemic U.S. job creation and improve their own testy relations amid rising anxiety over the slow economic recovery. The president said he wants ...

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House votes to repeal ban on open gays in military

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that for 17 years has forced gays desiring to serve in the military to conceal their sexual identity. The 250-175 vote propels the issue to the ...

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Senate acts; Keeping tax rates intact up to House

WASHINGTON — The Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless benefits. The $858 billion package now goes ...

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Attacks from right take toll on Obama’s tax plan

WASHINGTON — A growing chorus of conservative criticism is prompting some House members to rethink the $850 billion package of tax cuts and extended jobless benefits that President Barack Obama negotiated with top Republicans in Congress. The attacks are unlikely ...

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