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Debt Ceiling Deal: Local Lawmakers Discuss Final Hours Of Negotiations

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are closely examining a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling and reduce the deficit announced by President Obama late last night.

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CQ Roll Call: Debt Ceiling Deal Reached On Capitol Hill

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the debt ceiling deal that was finally reached on Capitol Hill.

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Voters Express Anger As House Prepares To Vote On Debt Ceiling

Lawmakers have been getting an earful from angry voters, and that extended to the House floor today where nine protestors were arrested in the gallery after chanting their opposition to the compromise measure on raising the nation’s debt ceiling.

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Solar Company's Shutdown Becomes Political Issue

Just a little more than a year ago, President Obama was in Fremont, Calif., to tout the jobs created by a solar cell manufacturing company called Solyndra and federal loans that helped. On Wednesday, the company said it's filing for bankruptcy.
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Obama Changes Speech Date After Dust-Up With GOP

What should have been a simple matter of scheduling turned into a Washington political incident. At issue: When would President Obama give a policy speech about jobs? The president picked next Wednesday. The GOP told him Thursday would be better a choice.
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Justice Department Toughens Stance On Abortion Protesters

The Obama Justice Department has been taking a more aggressive approach against people who block access to abortion clinics, using a 1994 law to bring cases in greater numbers than George W. Bush did. Some believe the stepped-up enforcement has put a damper on clinic violence.

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