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When Is It Time To End A Political Run?

Though he insists he's not suspending his run, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich announced he's cutting his staff and shifting his campaign strategy. NPR's Ken Rudin and veteran campaign manager Chip Saltsman discuss the decisions candidates face when a win seems unlikely.
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Ron Paul Campaigning In Maryland Wednesday Night

Maryland doesn't normally factor strongly into presidential primaries, but a contentious race had sparked renewed interest. Ron Paul, currently in fourth place, will be campaigning in Maryland Wednesday night.


Hoodie In The House Leads To Shouting In The Capitol

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., donned a hooded jacket this morning in the House chamber to talk about Trayvon Martin's death. He shouted over attempts to cut him off. It's against the rules to wear hats in the chamber when the House is in session.
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Democrat Libby Garvey Wins Seat On Arlington Board

In a special election that saw a record low turnout, Arlington Democratic nominee Libby Garvey was elected to the vacant seat on the Arlington County Board Tuesday night.

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Analysis: GOP Voters Actually Get A Say In Maryland, D.C. Presidential Primaries

Looking ahead to the congressional races in the Maryland and D.C. primaries, scheduled for April 3.

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Opponents Trying For Referendum On Maryland Redistricting

Opponents to Maryland's redistricting map have kicked off an effort to get the new Congressional districts map on the November ballot.

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D.C. Mayor Defends 2013 Budget, Including Traffic Cameras

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray defended the inclusion of more traffic camera revenues in his 2013 budget Tuesday, saying he'd eventually like to see traffic cameras covering the entire city.


Gingrich Slashes Staff, Pins Hopes On GOP Delegates Turning To Him

The GOP presidential contender is mounting a "big-choice convention strategy" that banks on Mitt Romney not having enough delegates to be the nominee on the first ballot. Gingrich would then try to convince Republicans that he should be the nominee.

Bill Maher's Obama SuperPAC Donation Causing Stir

The comedian's $1 million check to the superPAC supporting President Obama is the first seven-figure donation to the group since Obama gave his tacit endorsement of the fundraising strategy. Conservative women upset by Maher's remarks about them say the superPAC should give back the money.