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Montgomery County Holding Hearing On Energy Tax

Business leaders in Montgomery County are objecting to the continued imposition of an energy tax that was pushed through originally as a temporary measure to close a budget gap during the worst of the recession. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday night.

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GOP Freshmen Renege On Earmark Ban

After campaigning on a platform that included a self-imposed ban on earmarks, freshman Republicans from the D.C. area are backtracking in order to assuage local businesses and manufacturers.

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Our Divided Political Heart

Political analysts E.J. Dionne Jr. and Ross Douthat on what divides us as a nation, and finding a balance between individual freedom and community responsibility.

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'There's A Wild And Crazy Man' Inside Mitt Romney, His Wife Says

"I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy," Ann Romney said today on CBS.
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Gingrich Says Goodbye To 2012 Campaign In New Video

He's giving supporters "an insider advanced notice that on Wednesday I'll be officially suspending the campaign." And he's using the message to say, again, that reelecting President Obama "would be a genuine disaster."

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Ocean City Hires New Manager Over Ethics Objections

Ocean City hired a new city manager Tuesday, despite objections from citizens and members of the city council, who said the hiring process may have been tainted.

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Adviser: Romney's VP 'Short List' Could Contain 20 Names

If history holds, Mitt Romney is still months away from announcing a vice presidential running mate on the Republican ticket. But he continues to make appearances with those who could be on the so-called short list. Or in Romney's case, it may still be a rather long list.
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Obama 'Forward' Video: President's Case For Re-Election In A Nutshell

The video titled "Forward" distills much of Obama's argument for his re-election. It opens with news footage meant to recall how truly perilous was the state of the economy leading into his election, then leads into his achievements in office — the economic stimulus, health-care reform, the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden, among them.
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Graham Voices Opposition To Last Call Extension In D.C.

D.C. Councilman Jim Graham voiced his opposition to an extension of D.C.'s 3 a.m. last call, amidst a larger discussion about budget issues in the District.

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