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

Record Numbers at Cherry Blossom Fest

Record Numbers at Cherry Blossom Fest

Festival organizers expect the economic impact to exceed last year's $160 million in spending related to the festival. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Gun Bill Petitioners Need 55K Sigs to Get it to Ballot

Gun Bill Petitioners Need 55K Sigs to Get it to Ballot

Opponents of the gun bill will need to gather 55,736 signatures if they want to petition it to the ballot in 2014. Read »

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

Poll: Anita Bonds Leading Council Race

Poll: Anita Bonds Leading Council Race

However, the poll only contacted people via landline -- skewing the demographics older -- and because this is a special election, it's harder to calculate voter turnout. Read »

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 9:25 PM
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By Brian Witte, Chris Gordon
      

Md. Lawmakers Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

The Senate passed a House of Delegates bill 42-4 on Monday with bipartisan support, sending the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley. 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 »

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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By NBC Washington

Md. House OKs Drivers' Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Md. House OKs Drivers' Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

The Maryland House has voted in favor of a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to continue to obtain and renew driver's licenses. 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.
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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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