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Obama optimistic about bipartisan deal on taxes

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he is optimistic that Democrats and Republicans will come to agreements on several issues in the coming weeks. Obama says the most important issue lawmakers must resolve is making sure taxes don’t increase for ...

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Prince George’s County liquor store owners plead not guilty

GREENBELT — The husband-and-wife owners of several Maryland liquor stores have pleaded not guilty to their alleged roles in a scheme to sell untaxed alcohol and cigarettes. Amrick and Ravinder Melhi of Clarksville were arrested as part of a sweeping ...

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1,000 workers hired under tax credit plan but questions raised

Lloyd Coates has made steel, guns, airplane wings, parts for landing gear and Styrofoam cups. But he spent most of the last two years out of work, handing out resumes and juggling bills to make ends meet. Of the more ...

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Obama promotes auto industry success in Indiana

KOKOMO, Ind. — President Barack Obama promoted the revival of the U.S. auto industry Tuesday, taking his pitch to the heart of the Rust Belt where a bruising economy has taken its toll on Democrats. Obama and Vice President Joe ...

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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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Justices OK longer prison term in gun, drug crimes

WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has upheld longer prison sentences for people convicted of carrying or using a gun while committing drug trafficking crimes. The court voted 8-0 Monday to affirm lower court rulings involving defendants who had five years tacked ...

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Nathanson: Looming issues demand regional focus

While the recent mid-term election provided a dramatic shift in the political dynamics of the nation’s capital, subtler shifts of power rippled across the Baltimore region. Baltimore County Executive-elect Kevin Kamenetz, a veteran of 16 years on the County Council, ...

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