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House GOP unveils budget blueprint

WASHINGTON — Conservative House Republicans on Tuesday set up what appears to be a potential re-run of last year’s turbulent domestic policy fight with President Barack Obama, putting forward an election-year budget manifesto that would blend steep social program cuts ...

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Maryland health care exchange could see 360k customers in year two (access required)

Some 180,000 people could buy health insurance through a state-run exchange in 2014 and that figure could double the following year, Maryland health officials told a Senate committee Thursday. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is backing legislation to firm up more ...

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GOP responds to O’Malley’s State of the State

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Republicans are rebutting Gov. Martin O’Malley’s State of the State speech by criticizing his tax proposals. Sen. E.J. Pipkin, the Senate minority leader, gave the GOP’s response on Wednesday. Pipkin, R-Cecil, says the governor is relying too ...

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GOP maps strategy in wake of payroll tax debacle

WASHINGTON — When last seen in Washington, House Republicans were furious with their own leader, Speaker John Boehner, and angry with their Senate Republican brethren over how the showdown over the Social Security tax cut turned into a year-end political ...

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Debt, elections prod GOP to ease anti-tax stance

WASHINGTON — The GOP’s image as a rigidly anti-tax party is softening. Spurred by federal debt worries in Congress, the shift conceivably could reshape the Republican Party’s brand ahead of the 2012 elections, forcing tough decisions by its presidential candidates. ...

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