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Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM

O’Malley Chooses Former Delegate to Replace Alston

O’Malley Chooses Former Delegate to Replace Alston

Gov. Martin O’Malley chose former Maryland 24th District Delegate Darren Swain to return to that seat, replacing Tiffany Alston. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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By Chris Gordon

Death Penalty Repeal Debated in Maryland

Death Penalty Repeal Debated in Maryland

Maryland lawmakers are considering eliminating the death penalty. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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By Chris Gordon

Maryland Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Hike

Maryland drivers could soon see the first gas tax hike in decades. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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By BRIAN WITTE

O'Malley: Death Penalty Repeal Within 2 Votes

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday the state Senate is within two votes of approving a ban on capital punishment in Maryland, and the governor underscored that job creation and transportation funding... Read »

Monday, Dec 31, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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By Perry Stein

Virginia Gun Show Posts Big Sales

Virginia Gun Show Posts Big Sales

People in fear of an imminent ban on assault weapons, stocked up on guns and ammo at the Dulles gun show. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Md. Voters' Key Ballot Measures

Maryland voters could become the first in the nation to decide by popular vote to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Tired of Waiting in Line to Vote?

Opinion: Tired of Waiting in Line to Vote?

Many states have vote-by-mail. Maryland, Virginia and D.C. don't. Read »

Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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By Samuel Chamberlain

Pr. George's Dems Tap Hall to Succeed Alston

Pr. George's Dems Tap Hall to Succeed Alston

Prince George's County Democrats have chosen businessman Greg Hall to replace Delegate Tiffany Alston in the Maryland General Assembly. Read »

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Md. General Assembly Counsel: Alston Removed From Office

Md. General Assembly Counsel: Alston Removed From Office

Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston's conviction for paying a law firm employee with state money permanently removes her from her term, the General Assembly’s counsel said. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Fewer Than 20 Got Incomplete Ballots, O'Malley Says

Fewer Than 20 Got Incomplete Ballots, O'Malley Says

The State Board of Elections has confirmed that those voters, all in Prince George's and Montgomery counties, received absentee ballots missing a second page, O'Malley said in a statement Wednesday. 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.
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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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