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The Baltimore SunSens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
KTUU.comAlaska’s U.S. senators are among the bipartisan sponsors of an act that would severely hinder plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to close post offices in many of the nation’s rural areas. The Protecting Rural Post Offices Act was...
The battle over the federal budget has been playing out slowly in Congress for weeks, but it came galloping toward Maryland's thoroughbred farms recently in the form of a proposed tax increase. After threatening to trim the nation's ballooning budget...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Senator Bill Nelson and a dozen of his colleagues urged federal officials on Thursday to use new regulations to curb speculators from driving up gas prices. “Speculators are...
Up to SpeedItâ€™s been quite a week for Brammo Inc., the Oregon-based manufacturer of the Enertia electric motorcycle. Last Saturday, the company celebrated the opening of its first California sales outlet at the Best Buy store in El Segundo, where it held......
Top of the TicketPresident Obama went to a Home Depot in northern Virginia today to pitch energy independence as a surefire way to produce jobs. And he said, several times, that weatherizing or insulation is sexy, explaining that it's cool to save money.......
The SwampResidents of Grand Isle, La. express their frustration with BP Monday. (EPA/Bevil Knapp) by Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger It was close to 2 a.m. when Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and others on a House-Senate conference committee saw......
Top of the TicketOne of the Hill's most prolific social networkers, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, tweeted Monday advocating an end to automatic congressional pay raises. Vitter, a Republican facing a bumpy reelection ride in an atmosphere hostile to incumbents, joined...
Los Angeles TimesDespite his conviction last month on corruption charges, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the nation's longest-serving Republican senator, clung tenuously to his seat yesterday as congressional Democrats exulted in their election gains elsewhere around the...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Alabama, Los Angeles Times, Sarah Palin
President-elect Barack Obama dove immediately into his transition to the White House this morning, accepting congratulations from President Bush and the Pope, preparing to commence intelligence briefings and reportedly asking Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) to...
The Swampby Frank James The federal indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens certainly is buoying Democratic hopes that they could pick up enough Senate seats to get to the magical 60 votes, enough for a veto-proof majority. It would be the......
The Swampby Jill Zuckman Labor leaders will host a reception tonight in Chicago for Senate Democratic candidates from across the country as part of the AFL-CIO's semi-annual Executive Council meeting. "The presidential gets a lot of attention, but in fact, the.......
Tags: National Government, Politics, NAACP, Upper House, Barack Obama
Mar 7, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Oct 6, 2011 |Story| KTUU
Jul 10, 2011 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 17, 2011 | Orlando Sentinel
Oct 29, 2009 | Los Angeles Times
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May 25, 2010 |Blog| Chicago Tribune
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Nov 6, 2008 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Nov 5, 2008 |Story| WXIN-LTV
Jul 31, 2008 |Blog| Chicago Tribune
Aug 4, 2008 |Blog| Chicago Tribune
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