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Rawlings-Blake to attend State of the Union

WASHINGTON — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is planning to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. The mayor will be Sen. Ben Cardin’s guest in the House of Representatives chamber at the Capitol on Tuesday night. Obama is ...

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Maryland lawmakers push against fundraising ruling

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Democratic Reps. Christopher Van Hollen and John Sarbanes are joining Democratic state lawmakers in pushing for a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case. Van Hollen and Sarbanes were in Annapolis on Thursday ...

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Maryland Democrats channel Beyoncé

Maryland’s Democratic congressional delegation sounded many of the same themes at the party’s annual pre-General Assembly session pep rally. They spoke of investments in the future, the state’s strength in education and all that’s at stake in the 2012 election. ...

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House passes $1T budget bill, avoids shutdown

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a $1 trillion-plus catchall budget bill paying for day-to-day budgets of 10 Cabinet departments and averting a government shutdown. The 296-121 vote to approve the measure represented a rare moment of bipartisanship in a ...

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Md. Del. Anthony O’Donnell to challenge Hoyer

ANNAPOLIS – The Republican leader in Maryland’s House of Delegates says he will challenge Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer in the state’s 5th Congressional District. Fifty-year-old Delegate Anthony O’Donnell announced his candidacy on Wednesday. O’Donnell says politicians in Washington have lost ...

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Garagiola picks up endorsements in new 6th District

State Sen. Rob Garagiola hasn’t made it official, but the Montgomery County Democrat looks like he’s closer and closer to running for Congress. The Senate Majority leader, along with a sizable chunk of Montgomery County’s Democratic voters, was drawn into ...

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Senate sends redistricting bill to O’Malley

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has officially sent the state’s congressional redistricting map to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature. The Senate took a final vote on Thursday to correct about 24 typographical errors in the legislation. The House of ...

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Senate debates debt limit bill, passage likely

WASHINGTON — Emergency legislation to allow the government to borrow more money headed toward passage in the Senate Tuesday with just hours to spare before the national debt bumps against its ceiling. Expected approval sends the bill to President Barack Obama, ...

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Debt and spending deal picks up momentum in Senate

WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional leaders worked Monday to align lawmakers from both parties behind their formula for averting a financial meltdown and halting the government’s prolific spending habits. Despite resistance from both liberals and conservatives, momentum appeared ...

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