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MoCo GOP Members Cast Straw Votes For 2012

Montgomery County's registered voters are overwhelmingly Democrat, but that didn't stop Republican activists from conducting a straw poll to see which GOP presidential contenders the county's voters would support in the 2012 election.

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Yvette Lewis Named Acting Md. Democratic Party Chair

Maryland Democrats have a new acting party chair: Yvette Lewis, a longtime political volunteer with an unusual background.

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Efforts Underway To Repeal Md. Version Of DREAM Act

In Maryland, a local organization is pushing to repeal a recently enacted law, which grants in-state college tuition rates to undocumented students.

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D.C. Redistricting Plan Proceeds, Despite Contentious Hearing

Once every decade, jurisdictions are required to redraw their political boundaries based on the latest census figures. Not surprisingly, the process can sometimes get messy, and the District is no exception.

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Daily Briefing's David Hawkings: GOP Sticks To Budget Plans, For Now

Republicans hold tight to budget and health care plans, despite losing the special election in New York, says David Hawkings, editor of CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing. Hawkings also tells Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey that the Senate is symbolically staying in session next week.

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Redistricting Riles D.C. Residents, Council Members

The District's plan to redraw its ward boundaries is moving forward after a subcommittee meeting on the topic Thursday. As Council member Jack Evans noted at the beginning of the meeting, redistricting is the one issue that gets people the maddest.

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D.C. Council Votes Against Income Tax Hike

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's plan to raise the income tax on households earning $200,000 or more fell short Wednesday at the council, which passed the city's budget for the 2012 fiscal year.

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