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The Politics Hour

Maryland lawmakers leave Annapolis without agreeing to a budget. A familiar face comes back to the District to join the board of an embattled non-profit at the center of a federal corruption probe. And a few high-profile Virginia politicians make their first moves toward statewide campaigns in 2013.

Politics Hour Extra

Madaleno explains how the discussions about the Maryland budget deteriorated this week in the state legislature:

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