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Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Contempt for Rand Paul Over Budget Autonomy

PM Read: Contempt for Rand Paul Over Budget Autonomy

Sen. Joe Lieberman and the blogosphere react to Sen. Rand Paul's purposeful derailment of the D.C. budget autonomy bill. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Is Romney Actually Leading in Va.?

PM Read: Is Romney Actually Leading in Va.?

A new poll shows Romney leading Obama by 5 points in Virginia, but these result diverge significantly from previous polls. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Ruling on Corporate Spending in Elections

PM Read: Ruling on Corporate Spending in Elections

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Montana's century-old ban on corporate political contributions does not necessarily mean to the end to D.C.'s efforts to ban corporate political spending in campaigns. Read »

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Va. Delegate Resigns After Affair

PM Read: Va. Delegate Resigns After Affair

Virginia Delegate Dave Englin, a Democrat from Alexandria, announced that he would be resigning from his seat effective Aug. 31 to focus on rebuilding his family. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Is Govt Getting Good Bikeshare Mileage?

PM Read: Is Govt Getting Good Bikeshare Mileage?

A new critique of Capital Bikeshare suggests that the government grant and subsidies the program received to address the transportation challenges faced by low-income communities isn’t yielding the intended... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: UVA Could Have Handled Ousting Better

PM Read: UVA Could Have Handled Ousting Better

Gov. Bob McDonnell admitted for the first time that the University of Virginia Board of Visitors did not handle the ousting of President Teresa Sullivan well but maintained his position that he would not meddle... Read »

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: UVA Board Slammed for President Decision

PM Read: UVA Board Slammed for President Decision

The firestorm surrounding the unexpected ousting of UVA President Teresa Sullivan is only intensifying as more details—or lack thereof—emerge about how the decision was made. Read »

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: D.C. Unemployment Down, Maryland's Up

PM Read: D.C. Unemployment Down, Maryland's Up

The D.C. unemployment rate is slowly improving and, at 9.3 percent, it’s the lowest it’s been since April 2009. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: MGM Likely to Run Proposed Prince George's Casino

PM Read: MGM Likely to Run Proposed Prince George's Casino

One of the world’s biggest gaming companies, MGM, is in the late stages of negotiations to operate the proposed casino along the Potomac River in Prince George's County, according to The Washington Post. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Outrage, Questions in Firing of UVA Pres

PM Read: Outrage, Questions in Firing of UVA Pres

Thirty-nine department chairs and program directors at the University of Virginia issued a letter protesting the Board of Visitors’ decision to remove President Teresa Sullivan. Read »

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