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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Analysis: McDonnell, O'Malley Take Different Stages At RNC

National Journal Hotline's Reid Wilson talks about McDonnell's role at the RNC, as well as the role other local politicians are playing — or not playing at the conventions.

Virginia Republicans See A Star In Artur Davis

Virginia Republican are setting their sights on Artur Davis, the former Democratic Congressman who has changed parties and moved to Northern Virginia, possibly to take on one of the area's toughest Democrats in 2014.

Who's An 'Inactive' Voter? Checking In On Virginia's Voter Registration Rules

Virginia voters who have moved since the 2010 election might want to check to see if their voter registration is still active, according to one Northern Virginia registrar. The state's registration deadline is Oct. 15.

RNC 2012 Roundup: Ann Romney Steals Show, Gov. McDonnell Makes Rounds

Ann Romney took the stage at the Republican National Convention yesterday along with a host of Republican governors; one of them, Gov. Bob McDonnell, is a local politician showing up more and more on the national stage.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Analysis: RNC Rules Changes Underscore Divisions In GOP

Modern party conventions are a time of unity, but as is often the case, there are divisions under the surface. Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper explains the tensions underlying some rule changes at the RNC.

Local Couple Leads Rebuilding Effort Even As Isaac Bears Down

Hurricane Isaac is bearing down on the gulf coast, and two former D.C. residents who head a non-profit that houses needy family hope it doesn't undo years of work.

Alleged Perry Hall Shooter Charged As An Adult

More details have emerged about the alleged 15-year-old shooter at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County yesterday, who will be charged as an adult.

Gray To Push Campaign Finance Reform Proposal

Later today, Mayor Gray and D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan are rolling out what they call a 'pay-to-play prohibition,' which would bar city contractors from making donations to D.C. officials and address other noted loopholes.

Fallen Prince George's Officer Mourned In Mitchellville

Adrian A Morris, the 23-year-old Prince George's police officer who died in a crash last week, was laid to rest by his family, friends, and hundreds of fellow officers Tuesday.

Analysis: D.C. Delegates Differ From Many At Convention

D.C. GOP chairman Bob Kabel talks about his party's battle to get D.C. represented in Congress, its support for marriage equality and how it feels to be at the convention surrounded by so many Republicans for a change.

Virginia Nursing Colleges Object To Online Degree Agreement

Virginia nursing leaders are objecting to a plan by Gov. Bob McDonnell that would offer affordable nursing degrees in part by sending tuition dollars to online schools out of the state.

Leggett: Montgomery County Will Find Money For New Schools

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says the county will find a way to pay for new schools and school renovations, despite budget pressures. 

D.C. Contract Awarded To Company Behind Marion Barry's Reality Series

The film company behind "Mayor For Life," a reality TV series about D.C. Council member Marion Barry, has been hired by the D.C. Council to make a documentary about Barry's own Ward 8.

RNC 2012: It’s A New Day (One)

The meat of the Republican National Convention program begins today in Tampa, Fla., one day after it was planned, thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Analysis: Virginia Del. Comstock On The RNC, Women In The GOP

Virginia delegate Barbara Comstock weighs in on Mitt Romney's pitch for the Republican National Convention as well as her perception of the role of women in the GOP and the Romney team.

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