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Debt and spending deal picks up momentum in Senate

WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional leaders worked Monday to align lawmakers from both parties behind their formula for averting a financial meltdown and halting the government’s prolific spending habits. Despite resistance from both liberals and conservatives, momentum appeared ...

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O’Malley attending safety network event

Gov. Martin O’Malley is attending an event with Vice President Joe Biden and other federal officials on deploying a national public safety broadband network to improve communications for emergency responders. The event is scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Washington. Attorney ...

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Senators tell Biden to reject GOP Medicare plan

WASHINGTON — Five Democratic senators are calling on Vice President Joe Biden to reaffirm his commitment to leaving Medicare unchanged during budget and deficit negotiations. Sens. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, Jon Tester, of Montana, Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, Ben Cardin ...

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GOP concedes Medicare vouchers unlikely to advance

WASHINGTON — The GOP plan to replace Medicare with vouchers probably will have to wait, party leaders acknowledged Thursday as lawmakers and the White House bowed to political realities in pursuing a deal to allow more government borrowing in exchange ...

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White House agrees to $6.5B more in budget cuts

WASHINGTON — Their opening volleys behind them, the White House and tea party-backed Republicans in Congress still face a gaping disagreement over how much to immediately cut from domestic programs over the next six months as a down payment on ...

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