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Some cancer patients and survivors showed up outside the Salisbury office of Representative Andy Harris (R-Md).

Their message: Any changes in the Affordable Care Act must maintain adequate and affordable coverage.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the group chanted, ”Keep us covered. Don’t cut our lifeline.”

Of special concern was keeping the provision that would not allow insurance companies to discriminate on the basis of a pre-existing condition.

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Senator Chris Coons and Congressman John Carney joined the sit-in last night on the House floor where congressional Democrats protested the failure of Speaker Paul Ryan to bring a gun control measure to a vote.

Congressman John Lewis, a legend of the Civil Right era, led the protest urging a vote on measures that would expand background checks and keep some suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Carney who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination said that he strongly supported Lewis’s efforts.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has created a firestorm over his call for temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States. From Republican Congressional leaders to GOP presidential rivals, the denunciations have come fast and furious. As political battle rages, American Muslims look on -- some fearful of what the future may hold.

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And he blamed Republican policies in appearances Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" and CNN's "State of the Union." CBS' Bob Schieffer asked O'Malley if he could honestly say people are better off today than four years ago. The Democratic governor said without a doubt the nation is not as well off as before job losses and deficits he blamed on the Republican Bush administration.

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Congressman Andy Harris sharply attacked state and national Democrats yesterday during an appearance before Maryland’s delegation at the Republican National Convention.

The Eastern Shore Republican charged they have been obstructionist and too dependent on raising tax revenue to close their deficits.

Echoing the first President George Bush he told the delegates that the first thing the GOP did when it took control of the House was to pledge “No new Taxes”.

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Is the Republican Party moving away from its more traditional conservative roots? Former Delaware Congressman Mike Castle, who lost a senate primary to Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell, is considered a moderate in his party. When Delmarva Public Radio caught up with him at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, he clearly indicated that he had disagreements with some of the new policy shifts within the GOP.