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Doomsday Averted: Maryland Lawmakers Agree On Tax Hike

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says lawmakers agreed on a plan to raise taxes on high-income earners as well as shift the responsibility for teacher pensions onto counties, in a move expected to avert the "doomsday" budget.

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Will Same-Sex Marriage Swing The Swing States?

After Vice President Joe Biden's commented that he's "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage, Floyd Ciruli, a Colorado-based pollster and analyst, and Quentin Kidd, of Christopher Newport University, discuss the role same-sex marriage could play in swing states in November. NPR's Ken Rudin recaps the week in politics.
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What Do Tuesday Night's Brawls Mean For November?

Republican Indiana Senator Richard Lugar lost a primary battle to a tea party challenger. North Carolina passed a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker found out he needs to win a rematch against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to keep his job. Host Michel Martin speaks with Joy Ann Reid and Janice Crouse.
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Life Without Lugar: Democrats See An Opportunity In Indiana

Six years ago, Democrats did not bother fielding a candidate against Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar. Now that he's been unseated in Tuesday's GOP primary, they believe they have a shot at capturing the prized Senate seat. But the state continues to favor Republicans in general.
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Inmate Polls Well Against Obama In West Virginia Primary

Keith Judd was able to get on the ballot, even though he's in a Texas prison, because of West Virginia's liberal ballot access laws. Democrats there showed their discontent with the president by giving Judd 41 percent of the vote.
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House Unlikely To Pass Obama's Tax Breaks Package

President Obama's latest attempt to grow the economy using tax breaks is likely to stall in the House, previewing a political dynamic likely to last for the remainder of the election cycle.

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Betting The Odds: D.C. Sending Large Delegation To Vegas Conference

The D.C. Council is sending a large cadre of representatives to an annual retail and real estate conference in Las Vegas this year, in hopes of making some major deals for the city.

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Road To The White House Goes Through Michigan

There is a battle underway on the presidential campaign trail over Michigan's economic recovery. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says President Obama is given too much credit for helping the domestic auto industry. President Obama has made the auto industry's turnaround a central point of his re-election campaign.
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North Carolina Voters Pass Gay Marriage Ban

In North Carolina Tuesday, voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. North Carolina becomes the 30th state to pass a measure outlawing same-sex marriage.

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