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Republicans vs. Terps in Congress?

Are U.S. House Republicans rooting against the Terps in the Big Dance?

That's one possible interpretation of an odd saga that has unfolded on the House floor over the last 24 hours, culminating with a vote minutes ago on a resolution "Congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men's Basketball Team, Greivis Vasquez, and Coach Gary Williams on an outstanding season." The measure passed, which seems normal enough, but with 132 members -- all but two of them Republicans -- voting against, which is not to normal for such routine symbolic bills.

Here's the full story by the Washington Post's Ben Pershing on the 44 blog.

By Ben Pershing  |  March 17, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
 
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