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Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. Insurance Official Approves Health Care Rates

Md. Insurance Official Approves Health Care Rates

Maryland's insurance commissioner has approved rates for health plans that will be sold in the individual market under the health care overhaul. Read »

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

SCOTUS Asked to Void Md. Gun Permit Rule

SCOTUS Asked to Void Md. Gun Permit Rule

The Second Amendment Foundation says a requirement that applicants state a "good and substantial reason" to carry a firearm violates the right to keep and bear arms. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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By Brian Witte, NBC Washington staff

Historic Appointments to Md. Court of Appeals

Historic Appointments to Md. Court of Appeals

The state's Court of Appeals now has a majority of women, making Maryland one of only eight states to have a female majority. Read »

Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Md. Lawmaker in Boat Crash Gets Crabbing Citation

Md. Lawmaker in Boat Crash Gets Crabbing Citation

Del. Don Dwyer -- who last month was convicted of operating a motorboat while drunk -- was cited in Sillery Bay this week for illegal crabbing. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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By Chris Gordon

Leggett Announces Bid for 3rd Term

Leggett Announces Bid for 3rd Term

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has announced he'll seek a third term. Read »

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Opponents of Md. Death Penalty Repeal Fall Short

Opponents of Md. Death Penalty Repeal Fall Short

An effort to undo Maryland's recent repeal of the death penalty has failed. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Bill Would Ban Late-Term Abortions in D.C.

Bill Would Ban Late-Term Abortions in D.C.

This time around, the bill's sponsor says he wants to expand the scope of the bill to apply to the whole country, making it less of a rally cry for the District. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Va. Senators Co-Sponsoring Off-Shore Energy Bill

Va. Senators Co-Sponsoring Off-Shore Energy Bill

The bill would allow the federal government to sell leases for gas and oil drilling off the coast of Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Could Va.'s Surprise GOP Lt. Gov. Pick Hurt Cuccinelli?

Could Va.'s Surprise GOP Lt. Gov. Pick Hurt Cuccinelli?

There's reason to think it could. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

O'Malley Designates $280M to Purple Line

O'Malley Designates $280M to Purple Line

The Maryland governor announced the initial projects that would be used with the revenue from the increased gas tax he signed into law Thursday. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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