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Maryland House Approves Death Penalty Repeal

The House of Delegates has approved a measure to make Maryland the 18th state to ban the death penalty.

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Cuccinelli Makes His Case For Governor To CPAC Crowd

In front of the staunchly conservative crowd at the National Harbor, Virginia's attorney general connected with the crowd by citing his experience taking on the Obama administration.


A Surprisingly Uncontroversial Program That Gives Money To Poor People

The Earned Income Tax Credit has been embraced by every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama.

50 Years After Key Case, Problems Defending The Poor Persist

Next week marks the anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision that says defendants facing substantial jail time deserve legal representation in state courts, even if they can't afford it. Now, many lawyers say the system for providing defense attorneys for the poor is in crisis.

At CPAC, GOP Makes Push For Young Voters

Winning over young voters is one of the biggest challenges facing conservatives. At this year's CPAC, there's an extra push to counter the advantage Democrats have enjoyed with voters under 30 in the past two presidential elections.

For GOP Hopefuls, CPAC Is The Place To Be This Week

The Conservative Political Action Conference is drawing a huge crowd of politicians, activists and Republican presidential hopefuls, all looking to break the Republican Party's recent string of presidential election losses. It kicked off Thursday with speeches by two young senators interested in the White House — Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
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Bills Pass Maryland House And Senate Thursday

Both branches of the Maryland General Assembly approved several bills this morning, including ones on firearms and pit bulls.