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Is Another Shutdown Showdown Looming In Washington?

A dispute over how much money to give the Federal Emergency Management Agency has Republicans and Democrats at odds again, with a Sept. 30 deadline looming.

In The Obama White House, A Crisis Of 'Confidence'

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind talks about his unflattering picture of rivalries and dysfunction within President Obama's first economic team in his book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. Some of officials quoted in the book say they were misquoted or that their comments were taken out of context.
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PG County Holds Special Primary Election

council seat vacated by leslie johnson

Prince George's County is holding a special election for District 6 on Tuesday, to fill the county council seat vacated in the wake of Leslie Johnson's bribery scandal.

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Md.'s DHCD Move Angers Anne Arundel

Rendering of new DHCD building

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker is beaming over Governor Martin O'Malley's announcement that the state's housing agency will move to his county, but his counterpart in Anne Arundel County isn't exactly thrilled.


With Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' An Era Ends

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Now that the controversial gays-in-the-military policy has been officially lifted, an active duty Air Force lieutenant reveals his true identity for the first time. And a gay-rights strategist reflects on how the military has responded to the shift.
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D.C. Weighs How To Spend Surplus


The District got some good news about its financial information recently: an $89 million surplus. Now, council members need to decide what to do with it.

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D.C. Council Member Calls For Pay Raise

Vincent Orange

Among the many suggestions for helping clean up ethics issues in the D.C. government is at-large council member Vincent Orange's proposal to raise members' pay by 40 percent -- and prevent them from having other jobs.


GOP Not Interest In Raising Taxes On Anyone

President Obama's deficit reduction plan is just a proposal unless Congress acts. Most Republicans don't like what they heard from the president about taxing the wealthy to shrink long-term deficits.

Obama Proposes Higher Tax Revenue To Curb Deficit

President Obama's call for $1.5 trillion in tax hikes to reduce the deficit puts him on a collision course with congressional Republicans. Some of Democratic supporters may welcome Obama's newly combative negotiating style, but deficit watchdogs warn his plan falls short in key areas.