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Tony O'Donnell, who has been minority leader in the Maryland House of Delegates since 1997, has been a regular critic of the spending policies of the House's Democrat-controlled chamber.
When O'Donnell announced his U.S. House bid in December of 2011, he said politicians in Washington have lost touch by spending too much money without thinking of the consequences to citizens. He says it's time for the government to make sacrifices and reduce spending.
In March of 2012, he criticized a proposed state revenue package that included an income tax hike on people who make more than $100,000, saying it would hurt people who are still trying to bounce back from the recession.
The bill's passage in a rare weekend session eliminates the threat of a government shutdown and came after days of acrimonious debate on Capitol Hill over the omnibus agreement.
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EPA's No. 2 announced this week that he would step down after the longest tenure for a deputy administrator at the agency.
It seems to be just a question of when and how Congress will weigh in on the president's new strategy.
But House Speaker John Boehner said that many Republicans were skeptical of the plans laid out by Obama.
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Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea is being a little more forthcoming - for its own purposes, of course.
Former aides who used their ties to powerful lawmakers to build lobbying careers may need to re-brand.
A history of presidents fundraising in Southern California, despite massive grumblings from the press.
Unaccompanied minors are flown thousands of miles back and forth at taxpayer expense, records show.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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