Maryland Leaders React To Debt Deal

Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) says he prefers a comprehensive approach to tackling the deficit. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) says compromise was in the best interest of the American people.


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Congress Reaches Compromise To Avert Debt Default

Ending a perilous stalemate, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders announced agreement Sunday night on an emergency deal to avoid to avert the nation’s first-ever financial default.



Obama Challenges Republicans To Compromise On Debt

President Barack Obama raised the stakes Monday in budget talks aimed at preventing a first-ever U.S. default, saying there would be no agreement if Republicans did not compromise and he would not sign a short-term agreement.


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O’Malley Offers Farmers Compromise On Septics Bill

Gov. Martin O’Malley wants farmers to support his septic system proposal; in exchange, he would make it easier for them to give land to their children.