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McDonnell-backed pension-reform plan wouldn't save money; Senate hears rural gripes on PlanMaryland; Maryland sees increase in youth cigar smoking; Week of wrangling in store for D.C. ethics bill; Crucifix-Santa disassembler speaks; India trip garners Md. $60 million in investment; One City-One Hire moves to Phase 2; Gray preps environmental package; Schaefer's trains find a home; Bolling-Cuccinelli: Burgers vs. paintball
A proposed statewide planning initiative that has angered officials in Maryland's rural counties finally went before a Senate committee Monday, where lawmakers showed support but also raised additional concerns.
House and Senate negotiators struck a deal Monday that gives the military first crack at holding suspected al Qaeda terrorists caught in the U.S., setting up a final showdown with President Obama who had said he might veto the bill if he thought it constrained his authority.
Democrats have ties to Virginia redistricting suit, despite denial; Community input unlikely to change D.C. online gambling plans; White House shooting suspect deemed mentally competent; Conservative lawmakers win skirmish in so-called 'War or Rural Maryland'; Montgomery County police have possible DNA link in mall carjackings; Opening arguments begin in trial of Ehrlich political aide; D.C. to permanently end arrests for expired tags; Lincoln filming busy on Richmond streets; Richmond Tea Party says audit is retaliation.
Conservative lawmakers have won a skirmish in what they call a "War on Rural Maryland," getting state officials to delay implementing a land-development plan until a Senate committee has its say.
Within four weeks, it will be a crime to manufacture a 100-watt version of Thomas A. Edison's brilliant invention. Thanks to a Democratic Congress and the signature of President George W. Bush in 2007, anti-industrial zealots at the Energy Department received authority to blot out one of the greatest achievements of the industrial age. They're coming for our light bulbs.
Democrats in Virginia's Senate said Monday that they will file a lawsuit to determine whether the state's Republican lieutenant governor has the privilege of casting tiebreaking votes on organizational matters — an authority crucial to GOP plans to exercise a majority in the evenly split chamber next year.
Congress has punted on doing the kind of scrutiny of federal agencies that's required to prevent waste and keep the government running smoothly, according to a new report by Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican who serves as the institution's unofficial watchdog.
The family of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, killed by Mexican bandits at a site where investigators found weapons purchased during the Fast and Furious operation, said if Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. did not know about the investigation or its tactics, he should have and should now accept responsibility.