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Activists Both For And Against Gay Marriage Protest At Gallaudet

Gallaudet University has become a flashpoint for discussion about Maryland's gay marriage referendum, even though activists on both sides agree that an employee put on leave for signing a petition should be reinstated.

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Maryland To Vote On Redistricting, And Some Dems Don't Approve

Maryland voters will have to cast their vote for or against the state's new map of  Congressional districts this November, and Democrats in Montgomery County could make a big difference in the outcome.

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'Fairness' At Heart Of Debate Over Maryland's DREAM Act

One word comes up again and again among advocates on both sides of the fight over Maryland's DREAM Act: fairness.

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Group Warns Maryland's Online Voter Registration Could Lead To Fraud

A group called Save our Votes in Maryland is arguing that the state's new online voter registration system is "hacker friendly" and prone to fraud.

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Maryland Comptroller Urges Voters To Reject Redistricting

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is crossing party lines to speak out against the redistricting plan up for referendum next month, saying it has embarrassed the state.

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Gallaudet Official Suspended For Signing Gay Marriage Referendum Petition

A Gallaudet University diversity officer who was placed on leave after signing a petition concerning Maryland's gay marriage referendum speaks today in Annapolis.

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Maryland Voter Registration Deadline, Including Online, Is Oct. 16

Maryland residents have the opportunity for online voter registration for the first time — but they still have to abide by the state deadline of registering by Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. 

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The Politics Hour

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker (D) joins us in the studio.


Casinos Not An Easy Bet For Local Governments

More jurisdictions are turning to gambling to plug budget holes, but some say the economic benefits are exaggerated.

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In Damascus, Residents Will Decide Whether To Stay 'Dry'

Will dry Damascus be dry no more? That question will be decided by voters in November when residents of the town vote on a referendum on alcohol sales.