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Obama: Failure to reduce debt will hurt economy

President Barack Obama on Tuesday promoted his plan to scale back spending without halting aid to education, energy and science, acknowledging to a town hall crowd that mounting deficits could inflict “serious damage” on the country. In an appearance at ...

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Lawsuit says feds can’t force work during shutdown

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest federal employee union says forcing some federal employees to work without pay during a government shutdown violates the U.S. Constitution. The American Federation of Government Employees has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to prevent ...

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State agencies examining impact of federal shutdown

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland state agencies are examining how a federal government shutdown could affect state operations. State agency leaders are scheduled to discuss the potential impact Thursday at a meeting or teleconference. “We’ve already been talking to all the cabinet ...

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House GOP says government shutdown irresponsible

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Friday urged Senate Democrats to accept $4 billion in cuts as a compromise to keep the government running for two weeks past a March 4 deadline. “A government shutdown is not an acceptable or responsible ...

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The Pursuit of Justice: Our conflicts don’t have to last forever

Congress is on break while the federal government faces the possibility of a shutdown in less than a week if tea party conservative Republicans can’t find common ground at least temporarily with enough mostly liberal Democrats left over from the ...

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