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  • Solar and wind power industry urges renewal of multi-billion dollar federal Treasury grant program

     
    The end of the year -- and the expiration date for a Treasury grant program that buoyed the renewable energy industry during the economic slowdown -- is just around the corner, and solar and wind power leaders are bracing for......
  • Obama hails extending (Bush) tax cuts as middle-class victory; is compromise erupting?

     
    Signing the bill, he says both sides don't like parts, so that's proof it's a good deal....
  • Casey leads unemployment benefits effort

     
    Before Thanksgiving, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey organized a letter, signed by 28 Democratic senators, urging the leaders of their party to schedule a vote to continue allowing the unemployed to collect benefits for 99 weeks. A vote is scheduled for......
  • Gas prices could fall by 50 cents this summer; Democrats try to end Big Oil's tax breaks

     
    Gas prices are predicted to fall by at least 10% this summer, experts say which would save US drivers $189 million a day in gas prices...
  • Supercommittee already getting slammed

     
    This was predictable. No sooner had Harry Reid announced his three picks for the 12-member supercommittee - the House-Senate group that's supposed to come up with a debt deal – than interest groups went into attack mode. The liberal Campaign for...
  • Casey takes lead on trade amendment

     
    As the Senate inches closer to passing a package of free trade agreements, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is taking a leadership role promoting a federal assistance program for workers and businesses adversely impacted by the agreements. In his role as......
  • Murray named to co-chair deficit 'super committee'; RNC slams choice

    Murray named to co-chair deficit 'super committee'; RNC slams choice
    Washington’s Sen. Patty Murray was named as the Senate Democratic co-chair of the congressional “super committee” charged with crafting a plan to cut the U.S. deficit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday. Reid said...
  • Sen. Boxer bets candy on Ocean View victory

    If the Ocean View Little League wins Saturday in the Little League Baseball World Series, it will likely mean celebrations around town. And one fewer box sold by a downtown candy merchant. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Friday that she and Montana Sen. Max...
  • Federal report on stent procedures finds potential fraud

    Federal report on stent procedures finds potential fraud
    While Dr. Mark Midei was allegedly implanting unnecessary cardiac stents in hundreds of patients at a Towson hospital, stent manufacturer Abbott Laboratories was paying for crab and barbecue feasts at his Monkton home and building a business strategy...
  • Tentative payroll tax cut deal reached, GOP legislators say

    Tentative payroll tax cut deal reached, GOP legislators say
    Congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal Tuesday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors, according to Republican legislators and aides. The framework deal followed a key...
  • Cardin, Mikulski urge Obama to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...