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Obama Sends Record $4 Trillion Spending Plan To Congress

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $4 trillion budget that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporation. It would use the money to get rid of tight budget spending caps, fund an ambitious public works program and provide middle-class tax relief.

02/02/2015

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$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

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D.C. Sends Pot Legalization Initiative To Congress

The D.C. Council has sent an initiative legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Congress for review, despite an attempt by Congress to block the nation’s capital from legalizing pot.

01/14/2015

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Senate Passes $1.1 trillion Spending Bill, Sends To Obama

A $1.1 trillion spending bill is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature.

12/13/2014

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Citizen Cabinet To Tell Leaders What People Think

Fed up with gridlock in Washington? Americans will soon have the opportunity to do something about it without having to run for office.

10/18/2014

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Delaney, Bongino Split On West Africa Travel Ban

The major-party congressional candidates in Maryland’s 6th District favor different approaches to containing Ebola in the United States.

10/15/2014

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Md. Lawmakers Back Request For Review Of Baltimore Police Department

More pressure on the U.S. attorney general to launch a full review of the Baltimore Police Department after numerous cases of police brutality.

10/09/2014

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Delaney, Bongino Split On Immigration, Economy

Republican challenger Dan Bongino said Thursday that he’ll never vote to raise taxes if elected to the Congress — just the sort of uncompromising position that freshman Rep. John Delaney said causes congressional gridlock.

10/09/2014

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AG Eric Holder Says DC Should Have Voting Rights

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says District of Columbia residents deserve representation in Congress.

09/26/2014

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Agency Completes Shepherdstown Battlefield Study

The National Park Service has completed a study of the Shepherdstown Battlefield and related resources.

08/18/2014

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Baltimore VA Benefits Office Reorganizing After Alleged Privacy Breach

More troubling news out of the VA Monday. The Baltimore Regional Benefit Office is reorganizing after what appears to be a privacy breach.

07/14/2014

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D.C. Pot Group Submits Ballot Initiative Signatures

Supporters of a ballot initiative that would let District of Columbia voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of marijuana should be legal in the nation’s capital say they’ve got the signatures required to put the measure on November’s ballot.

07/07/2014

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