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The Maryland House of Delegates will begin debate Wednesday on Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed congressional-redistricting plan, after the Senate easily approved the plan Tuesday.
Don't look for Democrats in fiercely contested Virginia legislative elections to join President Obama as he brings his campaign-style American Jobs Act bus tour to three cities there.
President Obama has stooped to name-calling, distortion and mockery in a desperate attempt to rally support for his unpopular economic policies. For the second day in a row on his taxpayer-funded re-election bus tour, Mr. Obama ridiculed the Senate Republican proposal unveiled last week. "Here's what the plan boils down to," he said in Jamestown, N.C. on Tuesday. "We're going to gut environmental regulations. We're going to drill more. We're going to roll back Wall Street reform. And we're going to repeal health care reform. Now, that's a plan, but it's not a jobs plan."
An amendment offered by a Texas Republican to prohibit taxpayer funds from being used by the Justice Department to conduct gunrunning investigations similar to the failed "Fast and Furious" operation passed unanimously Tuesday in the Senate with bipartisan support.
Railing against Republicans, President Obama on Monday pushed for a jobs package that Congress is splintering into pieces, as the White House predicted the Senate would start taking votes very soon. Mr. Obama pressed lawmakers to act first on sending aid to states to hire teachers and other workers.
Md. lawmakers return to Annapolis focused on redistricting; Bartlett raises mere $1K in third quarter; Gray makes most of MLK weekend for states' rights; October was big money month for Va. Senate races; Poll: Va. voters apathetic about state races; McDonnell holds energy conference; Quick arrest in arson that displaced 23 in Prince William apartments.
The General Assembly gave preliminary approval Monday night to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed congressional map, despite criticism by Republicans, some minorities and a Capitol Hill Democrat.
The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus collected $2.1 million in the third quarter of the year as the party tries to fend off hard-charging GOP candidates to hold onto its last bastion of power in Richmond, according to campaign finance figures released Monday.