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U.S. House files brief in support of Baltimore’s ACA lawsuit

In this Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, an American flag flies over Capitol Hill in Washington, as lawmakers return from a 7-week break. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The U.S. House of Representatives filed a brief Friday in support of Baltimore’s lawsuit over the Trump administration’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, alleging “significant efforts to undermine” the act’s goals. The lawsuit, filed last August in U.S. District ...

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Senate: Make it tougher to close post offices

WASHINGTON — A Senate bill aimed at saving the U.S. Postal Service would make it harder to close thousands of low-revenue post offices and end Saturday mail delivery, even though the struggling agency says those moves are just what’s needed ...

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House of Delegates OKs congressional redistricting plan

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House of Delegates approved Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s congressional redistricting map Wednesday, the third day of a special session to redraw the districts of the state’s eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The map, ...

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Cardin: Afghanistan withdrawal can be sped up

WASHINGTON — Sen. Benjamin Cardin says he believes President Barack Obama’s timeline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan can be sped up. Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, wrote in a statement late Wednesday that he believes the United States “can be more ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Redistricting is a numbers game that matters

Perhaps you think redistricting is a boring enterprise devoid of real-world consequence for the rest of us. You would be wrong. Had there been no redistricting in 2001, Maryland would have had slot machine gambling a decade ago (more on ...

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