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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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Obama budget could boost fees on airline tickets

Airline travelers would pay more to help finance airport projects under President Barack Obama’s budget plan. The president’s budget released Monday would raise the “passenger facility charge” to $7 from $4.50 per flight to offset cuts in airport grants. Just ...

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Republicans grill Bernanke over inflation threat

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress sharply questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday over whether the Fed’s policies are raising the risk of rising inflation in the months ahead. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said he is concerned ...

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Maryland’s GOP seeks recognition of Reagan’s 100th

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Republican lawmakers are seeking recognition across the state for the late President Ronald Reagan as the 100th anniversary of his birth nears. Lawmakers in both chambers of the General Assembly have filed proposals seeking the designation of ...

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Obama sets mission for new team: Accelerate growth

WASHINGTON — His presidency tied to the fate of the economy, Barack Obama is revamping his economic policy team and signaling cooperation to ascendant Republicans and the business community at a pivotal moment in the nation’s recovery and Washington politics. ...

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Chief Justice Roberts urges progress naming judges

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats must find a long-term solution to selecting federal judges, Chief Justice John Roberts says, while blaming both sides for the political gridlock of judicial nominations in the Senate. “Each political party has found it easy ...

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Bill requiring wind power may be back

A bill requiring utilities to enter into long-term purchasing agreements for wind-generated power is in the works for the 2011 General Assembly, with supporters and opponents getting ready to air the issue. Prince George’s County Sen. Paul G. Pinsky and ...

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In Congress, a harder line on illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON — The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress’ approach to immigration. In a matter of weeks, Congress will go from trying to help young, illegal immigrants become ...

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