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House GOP Release 'Path To Prosperity' Budget

The House GOP released its spending blueprint Tuesday, drawing a contrast with the budget President Obama's proposed last month. In reality, both plans this year are more political documents than actual policy proposals.
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Robert De Niro's Racial First-Lady Joke Was An Obama No-No

While DeNiro was clearly being mock ironic by recalling the kind of comments that many whites made about blacks within living memory, he ran afoul of the unwritten rule Obama and his tight knit team of advisers have operated under going back to his 2008 campaign. Anything that reinforces racial divisions or focuses attention on the president's race should be avoided.
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Are Fracking Fees The Future In Maryland?

The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a bill that would levy a fee on land used to extract natural gas with the controversial hydraulic fracturing technique in order to fund studies on its potential environmental impacts.

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The Candidates On Tuesday: All Eyes On Illinois, But Campaigning Nationwide

As Illinois Republicans vote in their presidential primary, only one GOP candidate is expected to be in the state. Mitt Romney planned what he hopes to be a victory party Tuesday night in the Chicago suburbs.
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Scottish Independence

Scotland has an eye on full independence from British rule. We consider what a move out of the United Kingdom would mean.

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Montgomery Council Wants Say In Plan To Lease County Property

Some members of the Montgomery County Council are hoping to gain more oversight over County Executive Isiah Leggett's plan to develop school property in Potomac into athletic fields.

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Rep. Ryan Says New GOP Budget Plan 'Offers Real Solutions Again'

Critics are already taking shots at the latest plan from House Republicans.
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Fairfax County Considers Meals Tax

Fairfax County is considering a 4 percent tax on restaurant meals, although some lawmakers would like to see the matter come to a referendum. 

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House Republicans To Unveil Budget Plan

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan releases the House GOP budget Tuesday, likely including a proposal to restructure Medicare. That idea brought much criticism from Democrats and advocates for the elderly when Ryan pushed it least year.

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