Sept. 3 // Delaney looks to help broker fiscal compromise

Over the next few weeks, U.S. Rep. John Delaney and his fellow lawmakers are set to confront dwindling federal borrowing authority, the threat of a government shutdown and debate over automatic spending cuts. It's not an easy lineup, especially in a Congress characterized by deep partisan divides. But Delaney, the freshman Democrat from the 6th District, says he'd like to play the role of mediator amid the brewing financial battles. He said his first eight months in office have helped establish him as a cooler head who can work across the aisle to find common ground on complicated issues. (News-Post)

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History, lessons and politics: 3 former Maryland governors gather to reminisce

Three former Maryland governors say leading the state was a fulfilling job they would gladly do again — although they don’t miss the stress and discouraging political infighting. In a wide-ranging interview arranged by Capital Gazette Communications, Govs. Marvin Mandel, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Parris N. Glendening lamented that a change in the culture of the General Assembly has made it more difficult for governors to build consensus. (Capital)

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Lollar set to enter GOP primary for Maryland governor with bus tour that launches Tuesday

Republican hopeful Charles Lollar plans to launch his campaign for governor on Tuesday with a call for “new leadership in the state of Maryland” and a statewide bus tour that will end later in the week in Annapolis, where he hopes to serve. (Wash. Post)

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O’Malley losing two senior communication aides as tenure begins to wind down

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is losing two senior members of his communications staff, the latest in a series of departures as he nears the end of his tenure in Annapolis. Aides said Friday that both Teddy Davis, O’Malley’s director of strategic communications, and Takirra Winfield, his press secretary, are leaving the governor’s office for other opportunities. (Wash. Post)

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Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees

President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland lawmakers embrace chance to debate Syria

Members of Maryland's congressional delegation welcomed a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said Saturday they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack Obama's plan — before deciding whether to sign off. (Balt. Sun)

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What should Don Dwyer do?

Just when you thought you might never have to read another story about Don Dwyer in trouble, it happened again. Almost exactly a year after his drunken boating accident, the Pasadena delegate was arrested and charged with driving drunk. (Capital)

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Delaney meets with environmentalists in Potomac

Maryland’s newest congressman, John Delaney, took a boat ride down the C&O Canal with a handful of environmentalist to learn about efforts to protect the Potomac River watershed. (Gazette)

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