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House heading toward election-year tax showdown

WASHINGTON — An election-year tax faceoff between Democrats and Republicans in the GOP-controlled House is heading toward a predictable outcome Wednesday. Republicans are poised to pass a bill to renew a full slate of Bush-era tax cuts for every working ...

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Issa challenges executive privilege claim ahead of contempt vote

WASHINGTON  — With a vote looming to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a House committee chairman is challenging President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege, invoked to maintain secrecy for some documents related to a failed ...

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Hoyer announces support for gay marriage

WASHINGTON — The second-ranking Democrat in the House has announced his support for gay marriage. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland issued a statement Thursday in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement a day earlier that he favors same-sex marriage. Hoyer ...

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Special help for a special session

At least Gov. Martin O’Malley hasn’t lost his sense of humor about things. After the General Assembly ended with leftover business and a “doomsday” budget with $500 million in cuts to state services and programs, the governor suggested he may ...

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Bartlett survives GOP primary challenge, will face Delaney in fall

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett defeated seven Republican primary challengers Tuesday and will face Democratic businessman John Delaney in the fall in what is expected to be a hotly contested House race. Preliminary election results show Bartlett with 44 ...

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6th District brawl main event in House races

WASHINGTON — Candidates in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District focused their last-minute campaigning mainly on Montgomery and Frederick counties Tuesday as voters went to the polls to choose their parties’ nominees. The western Maryland district, a longtime GOP stronghold, was drastically ...

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Hoyer endorses Garagiola in U.S. House race

GERMANTOWN — State Sen. Rob Garagiola is getting support in his congressional campaign from Maryland’s highest-ranking Democratic U.S. House member. Rep. Steny Hoyer said Wednesday he’s endorsing his fellow Democrat in the 6th District race because Garagiola is a fighter ...

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Md. House of Delegates meets on first day of session

Maryland's House of Delegates chamber was packed Wednesday with not only state legislators but also congressmen, Baltimore city officials and Gov. Martin O'Malley. House Speaker Michael Busch addressed the chamber reflecting on Maryland's history and its important role in the Revolutionary War.

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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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