A new poll of Maryland voters shows that both the law allowing same-sex marriage and the state's DREAM Act are likely to be upheld in the November elections, but that the issue of expanding gaming in the state still has residents staunchly divided.
Maryland Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is facing calls for an investiation from the state's Democrats, who argue his hiring of the Maryland GOP party chairman for his congressional office constitutes a conflict of interest.
Among the many statewide initiatives Mongtomery County voters will have on their ballots in November, there will also be one county referendum dealing with how Montgomery County negotiates with the local police union.
After five weeks of recess, Congress is finally back in session, and The Hill's Alex Bolton likes the odds that Congress will succeed at passing a stop-gap budget measure to prevent shutdown in October.
Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards is slated to speak at the Democratic National Convention this week, and she speculates as to how the role of women and the issue of gay marriage will play in Charlotte, N.C.
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