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

AM Read: McDonnell, Cuccinelli and Ethical Lapses

AM Read: McDonnell, Cuccinelli and Ethical Lapses

Over the weekend, columnists and editorial boards weighed in on the Star Scientific controversies. Read »

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

AM Read: O’Malley Finally Says He’s Thinking of 2016 Run

AM Read: O’Malley Finally Says He’s Thinking of 2016 Run

After endless chatter these last few weeks about a potential presidential run, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley finally broke his silence, saying he plans to give serious consideration to a White House run. Read »

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

AM Read: So Much O'Malley 2016 Talk

AM Read: So Much O'Malley 2016 Talk

Some high-profile publications have written big profiles on the Maryland governor this week. Read »

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

AM Read: Md. Assembly Passes Entire O'Malley Agenda

AM Read: Md. Assembly Passes Entire O'Malley Agenda

The high-profile liberal agenda that passed through the General Assembly seems to put the governor in a good spot for the 2016 Democratic primaries. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Alexandria Considers Cigarette Tax Increase

AM Read: Alexandria Considers Cigarette Tax Increase

Facing a $31 million budget shortfall, the city council will hear a proposal this week that would make the city's cigarette tax the highest in the state. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 5:50 AM

Early Voting Begins for D.C. Special Election

Early Voting Begins for D.C. Special Election

Voters will decide an open at-large seat on the D.C. Council. Also on the ballot is a charter amendment that would allow the city government to spend local tax dollars without Congressional approval. Read »

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

Md. Passes Bill to Open Casino Jobs to Ex-Offenders

Md. Passes Bill to Open Casino Jobs to Ex-Offenders

Under current law, an individual who has been convicted of "crimes of moral turpitude or gambling" is banned from ever working at a facility with slot machines. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: An Opening Day to Remember

Sherwood's Notebook: An Opening Day to Remember

The sun was shining. Hopes were brimming. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the season of promise for the Nats. Read »

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

Takoma Park Could Soon Have Lowest Voting Age in U.S.

Takoma Park Could Soon Have Lowest Voting Age in U.S.

A hearing has been set for April 8 in Takoma Park, Md., to gauge public opinion on whether the city should lower its voting age for local elections to 16. Read »

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

DC Unions Skeptical They'll Get Gray's Proposed Raises

DC Unions Skeptical They'll Get Gray's Proposed Raises

Mayor Gray proposed raises for city workers in his latest budget , but because of the long, contentious relationship between the city and public safety unions, the unions remain skeptical of his promises. 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
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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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