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Gingrich attending state Republican fundraising dinner

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is scheduled to attend a Maryland Republican Party fundraiser. The party’s Red, White and Blue Dinner is being held Thursday evening at the BWI Marriott. Tickets range from $200 for the general reception and dinner ...

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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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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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Rangel faces punishment, seeks fairness and mercy

WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel of New York pleaded Thursday for “a drop of fairness and mercy” as he braced for likely punishment for his ethical misdeeds. The Harlem Democrat, who rarely sticks to a script, released prepared remarks for ...

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Steele may face challengers for GOP chairmanship

WASHINGTON — Republicans are aggressively recruiting a challenger to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, whose tenure as party chief has been marked by ill-chosen comments and questions about finances. The RNC must decide in January whether to keep Steele. ...

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