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112th Congress convenes; Boehner elected speaker

WASHINGTON — Rep. John Boehner was elected speaker of the House, sealing newfound Republican power-sharing in Congress and drawing the curtain on the history-making Nancy Pelosi era at the helm. Cheers broke out among GOP lawmakers on the House floor ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Obama in the briar patch

Have Republicans thrown President Barack Obama into the briar patch? Have they done just what he wanted them to do — make it possible to give the economy the stimulus it would not get in the new, deficit-preoccupied Congress? He’s ...

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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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GOP Chairman Steele may make re-election plans known

WASHINGTON — Embattled GOP Chairman Michael Steele could disclose late Monday whether he’ll seek re-election to the two-year post as a stream of challengers line up to challenge him in balloting next month. The latest to formally announce a candidacy: ...

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Frederick County seeks laws to curb illegal immigration

FREDERICK— The Frederick County Commissioners are asking state lawmakers to take action against illegal immigration. The all-Republican board voted Thursday on a set of legislative proposals that were forwarded to the county’s delegation to the General Assembly. One proposal would ...

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