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Residents, lawmakers discuss redistricting

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says he will be weighing public comments to a proposed legislative redistricting map for the Maryland General Assembly, but he isn’t expecting to make many changes. O’Malley spoke about public comments made at a hearing ...

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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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Leaders block quick Senate vote on payroll tax

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiations over a bill extending a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits can begin as soon the Senate rejects a version the House approved despite a White House veto threat, the Senate’s top Democrat said Wednesday. Senate ...

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Pipkin demands Maryland transportation head step down

State Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Upper Shore, has turned his sights on another branch of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration. The top Republican in the upper chamber, Pipkin called Friday for the resignation of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley in the wake ...

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Deficit gridlock looms, supercommittee deadlocked

WASHINGTON — Deadline nearing, the deficit-reduction talks in Congress sank toward gridlock Friday after supercommittee Democrats rejected a late Republican offer that included next-to-nothing in new tax revenue. Each side maneuvered to blame the other for a looming stalemate. The ...

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Senate rejects GOP bid to overturn Internet rules

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday turned back a Republican attempt to repeal federal rules designed to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against those who send content and other services over their networks. Republicans argued that “net neutrality” rules ...

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Garagiola to launch U.S. House run

State Sen. Rob Garagiola is making it official. The Montgomery County Democrat will begin his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday at the BlackRock Center for Arts in Germantown. The announcement Friday said Garagiola, who is now ...

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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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