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Nov 2, 2010

Republicans seek House majority, hope for wave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aren’t just looking to wrest control of the House from the Democrats, they’re hoping for an electoral cataclysm — a pickup of dozens of seats — to change the nation’s direction in a year marked by voters’ economic anxieties and disappointment with President Barack Obama. With GOP voters energized and tea […]

Oct 5, 2010

Kratovil tries to swim against the GOP tide

They hung him in effigy a year ago, protesting the health care overhaul. A first-term Democrat, he had won narrowly in 2008, prevailing in one of the most conservative congressional districts in Maryland. This year, he’s been seen as the poster child for endangered Democrats. He faces the same combative Republican from 2008, state Sen. […]

Sep 23, 2010

Md. House GOP members pledge to seek tax cuts

ANNAPOLIS — Republican members of the Maryland House of Delegates are pledging to seek tax cuts and reduce state spending. House Republican Leader Anthony O’Donnell gathered Thursday with incumbent GOP House members and Republican candidates to sign a “Prosperity Pledge for Maryland.” O’Donnell says the event was coincidentally scheduled on the same day that House [&helli[...]

Sep 16, 2010

Senate OKs bill to help businesses get credit

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed long-delayed legislation Thursday designed to open up credit to small businesses and award them with other incentives to expand and hire new workers. Democrats won a 61-38 vote to pass the legislation, joined by two Republicans. The measure would establish a $30 billion government fund to help open up lending […]

Sep 13, 2010

GOP spokesman: Senate GOP to oppose Obama tax plan

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans will oppose any effort to renew soon-to-expire Bush administration tax cuts if upper income taxpayers are excluded from the reductions. A spokesman for Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that every Senate Republican has pledged to oppose President Barack Obama’s tax-cutting plan. Obama would renew the tax cuts for most […]

Sep 13, 2010

White House hopes GOP will accept tax cuts

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the Obama administration hopes the top House Republican is serious about supporting renewed tax cuts for the middle class, but says GOP hopes to also trim taxes for the rich lack common sense. Gibbs spoke Monday as Congress was returning to the capital for a pre-election […]

Sep 7, 2010

Battle royal over health care repeal if GOP wins

WASHINGTON — If you thought passing the health care overhaul was messy, wait until Republicans try to repeal it if they regain power this fall. It could come down to who blinks first, with some Republicans raising the prospect of a government shutdown. Even if Republicans succeed beyond any current predictions and capture both the […]

Aug 27, 2010

Murphy says no events scheduled with Palin yet

ANNAPOLIS — Republican Brian Murphy says he doesn’t have any campaign events scheduled in Maryland yet with former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who endorsed him in the Maryland GOP primary for governor. Palin is scheduled to be in Washington on Saturday for a rally with conservative Fox News Channel personality Glenn Beck. Murphy said […]

Aug 25, 2010

Police: Shot fired at Salisbury GOP office

SALISBURY — Maryland’s Republican Party says a shot was fired at its office in Salisbury, shattering the glass front door. Salisbury police discovered the vandalism early Wednesday at the office on Route 13, and state party officials say staff found a bullet in the office. Police say nothing was taken from the building and no […]

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