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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 »

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

AM Read: McDonnell to Sign Transportation Bill

AM Read: McDonnell to Sign Transportation Bill

The governor is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation in a ceremony at the Capitol today. Read »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Affordable Housing Summit to Be Held in Bethesda

Affordable Housing Summit to Be Held in Bethesda

Rep. Chris Van Hollen will discuss the importance of affordable housing options in Montgomery County Read »

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

AM Read: Cheh Proposes Doubling Circulator Fare

AM Read: Cheh Proposes Doubling Circulator Fare

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has proposed significant fare hikes for the Circulator buses, doubling the fare for passengers paying cash from $1 to $2. SmartTrip card users would pay $1.50. Read »

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

McDonnell Still Popular Despite Star Scientific Scandal: Poll

McDonnell Still Popular Despite Star Scientific Scandal: Poll

Another Washington Post poll released earlier in the weekend showed Republican Cuccinelli with a slight lead over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia gubernatorial race. Read »

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. Death Penalty Supporters Aim to Reverse Repeal

Md. Death Penalty Supporters Aim to Reverse Repeal

Maryland death penalty supporters are planning a petition drive aimed at overturning the state's newly signed death penalty repeal. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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