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A Smaller Government: Risks, Rewards, Reform

In many ways, the entire Washington region is a "company town." All of us, not just federal employees and contractors, will be affected by the $100 billion dollar federal budget cuts slated to automatically start in less than five months.

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Analysis: O'Malley Moves To Expand Gaming And Strengthen State's Utility Infrastructure

Gov. O'Malley called for a special legistlative session in August to consider gaming expansion and issued an executive order to improve Maryland's utility infrastructure.


Why Science Is A Non-Issue In The Election...Again

In the face of a massive drought and climbing sea levels are the presidential candidates going to talk about climate change? Why is science always at the bottom of the list of campaign issues that resonate with the public? Ira Flatow and guests discuss what scientists can do to shape the national dialogue in an election year.
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Try, Try Again: O'Malley Schedules Special Session On Gambling

Gov. Martin O'Malley wants Maryland lawmakers to take yet another stab at expanding gambling in the state with a special session Aug. 9.

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Photographing The Police

The right to photograph or record the police has repeatedly been upheld in the courts, yet new lawsuits and cases highlight the complicated line for both police and citizens.


Is Romney 'Nervous' In London?

The Olympics kick off with the opening ceremony Friday, but the race for the White House is already in full swing. Mitt Romney is oversees trying to boost his foreign policy credentials, while President Obama is speaking out about gun violence here in the United States. Host Michel Martin speaks with two former White House communications staffers: Corey Ealons and Mary Kate Cary.