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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.

McDonnell To Spearhead GOP Message At RNC

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will deliver a keynote address Tuesday night to underscore the party's goal of promoting economic growth and job creation.

D.C. Republicans Brace For Shortened RNC Schedule

D.C. is not known as a bastion of Republican political power, but at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., a small but dedicated group of delegates are representing the District.

Community Honors Fallen Prince George's Officer

Prince George's County police officer Adrian Morris died in a crash last week at the age of 23. The community he served turned out to honor his sacrifice at a public viewing.

Student Shot At Baltimore High School

A student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at a Baltimore County high school Monday morning.

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