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MoCo Big Box Bill Held Up On Details

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A bill that would require big box stores in Montgomery County to work with community organizations is being held up in the county council because of vague language that could exclude some groups.

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Jury Deliberation Continues In Currie Trial

Jury deliberations in the bribery trial of former Maryland state senator Ulysses Currie continue into a fourth day after the jury asked for clarification about the alleged timeline.

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CQ Roll Call: Abramoff Says Latest Lobbying Reforms Not Enough, Ethics Committee Launches Investigation Into Rep. Laura Richardson

In new book, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff says reforms have not restricted lobbying access, and more needs to be done.

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Ranked Choice Put To The Test In S.F. Mayor Race

The system eliminates the need for primary and runoff elections, but some say it is too complicated. In San Francisco's mayoral race — where there are 16 candidates on the ballot — voters will soon find out Tuesday if the system works.
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Smile! You're On Cop Camera!

Police departments are starting to equip officers with video cameras on their uniforms. It's supposed to protect both cops and the public, and clarify he-said-she-said situations. But the technology is raising a number of questions and concerns about access and privacy.
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In Ads, Candidates Turn Up Heat On Romney

While the controversy surrounding Republican Herman Cain has dominated the news, the presidential candidates continue to attack one another in videos and paid TV ads. Democrats and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have both targeted the former Massachusetts governor.
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Obama To Dump Biden From The Ticket In Favor Of Hillary? Give Me A Break

This week's Political Junkie column: President Obama says Joe Biden is doing a great job as vice president. Biden says he will run again in 2012. Hillary Clinton says rumors of her replacing Biden on the ticket are nonsense. And they are. So why doesn't this story go away?
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Cardin To Run For Re-election In 2012

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin (D) will try for another term in 2012. He announced his candidacy this weekend at an event in Baltimore.

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Unlikely Advocates Fight For Gay Rights In Mich. City

Last June, the city council of Holland voted against adding sexual orientation and gender identity to local anti-discrimination laws. Now, religious leaders and Republicans have joined to pressure the council to change that vote.

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