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White House Tours Resume After 7 Months

Hoping to snag a glimpse of the inside of the White House, the first dog or even first lady Michelle Obama? Now may be your chance.

11/06/2013

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Recent Polls Show Congressional Approval Ratings At All-Time-Low

Some are now expressing growing frustrations with the nation’s leaders. A slew of recent polls show congressional approval ratings at an all-time-low.

11/01/2013

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Guilty Plea In White Powder Letter Sent To Sen. Mikulski

A Vancouver, Wash., man accused of sending threatening letters laced with white powder to Congress members has pleaded guilty to mailing such a letter to U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

10/30/2013

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Smithsonian Faces $65M Cut In Congress’ Budget

The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress, and officials say that could lead to furloughs or museum closings if the cuts persist for the year ahead.

10/22/2013

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Senate Has Deal To Avoid Default & Open Government

Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day’s end.

10/16/2013

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Md. Family Struggles As Bills Pile Up And The Government Remains Shut Down

Fifteen days into the government shutdown, thousands of Maryland workers are now going into a third week without pay and really feeling the pinch.

10/15/2013

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Pentagon: Most Furloughed Civilians Ordered Back

The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.

10/05/2013

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Congress Plunges Nation Into Government Shutdown

Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services.

10/01/2013

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Congress Turning To Social Media; Mail Use Declines

Maryland’s U.S. congressional delegation spent more than $1.1 million sending official mail through the U.S. Postal Service, requiring only their signatures to reach constituents from 2010 through the first quarter of 2013, according to an analysis by The Frederick News-Post.

09/14/2013

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Festival Marks 1786 Annapolis National Convention

A festival is marking the 1786 Annapolis National ConventiCon. The event begins Wednesday in Annapolis and continues through Saturday.

09/11/2013

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Loyola University Holds Prayer For Peace In Syria Ahead Of President Obama’s Address

A college community is coming together in prayer.

09/07/2013

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Ending Sequestration: Sen. Cardin Visits Fort Meade For Town Hall Meeting On Budget Cuts

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin visited Fort Meade to address the furloughs that went into effect last month.

08/14/2013

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