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House committee holds hearing in Baltimore on foreclosure crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a field hearing on the foreclosure crisis at the University of Maryland law school in Baltimore Tuesday morning. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake were among the panelists who testified about the effects on foreclosure on cities and families.

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O’Malley, Rawlings-Blake testify at foreclosure hearing

Kevin Jerron Matthews tried 50 times in a year to speak with his mortgage servicer in an effort to prevent a foreclosure on his Northern Parkway home. The disabled military veteran drained retirement funds and let other bill payments lapse ...

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Social Security warns of furlough from budget cuts

WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration is warning of possible worker furloughs as House Republicans debate spending cuts that would affect the agency. The agency sent a notice to the union representing Social Security workers saying it wanted to negotiate ...

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Betsy Nelson: Budget cuts, tax changes worry nonprofits

Congress is back to work and, candidly, the nonprofit sector is nervous. In addition to calls to cut spending and reduce the deficit, the Obama administration is pushing a tax code overhaul over the next two years. Both efforts could ...

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Editorial: Joshua Sharfstein

The federal government’s loss was Maryland’s gain as Gov. Martin O’Malley enticed Joshua Sharfstein to leave the Food and Drug Administration’s No. 2 post and join O’Malley’s cabinet as state secretary of health and mental hygiene. The move reunites the ...

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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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Census results: Maryland population grew 9 percent

Maryland won’t gain or lose any seats in Congress as a result of the 2010 Census. Maryland has eight congressional districts. The Census Bureau says it’s one of 32 states that won’t gain or lose any seats. The General Assembly ...

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House votes to repeal ban on open gays in military

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that for 17 years has forced gays desiring to serve in the military to conceal their sexual identity. The 250-175 vote propels the issue to the ...

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