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Ivey Drops Primary Challenge To Rep. Donna Edwards

Citing problems raising money and awareness in the D.C. Metro media market, former prosecutor Glenn Ivey has dropped his bid to challenge Donna Edwards for the Democratic nod in Maryland's 4th district.

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Maryland Assembly Prefers Gas Tax To Sales Tax

Governor Martin O'Malley caused a stir on the first day of Maryland's General Assembly in 2012, when he suggested that an increase in the sales tax was an alternative to raising gas taxes.

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Ethics Committee Releases Report On Rep. Hastings, Probe Will Continue

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) has previously denied "in the strongest possible terms" that he did anything wrong. But a woman who once worked for him says he sexually harassed her on several occasions.
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Romney's Success Sparks GOP Debate Over Capitalism

An interesting thing has happened on the way to the GOP presidential nomination: A fight has broken out over the meaning of capitalism. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is drawing bright lines between private equity and industrialists. He sees it as the difference between looters and inventors.
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'Battle Royale' Begins For South Carolina Voters

Mitt Romney has momentum heading into the "First in the South" primary, but in South Carolina he'll have to appeal to religious conservatives and Tea Party voters. And while the economy is the most important issue for many voters, Romney's rivals are already branding him as out of line with traditional South Carolina values.
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GOP Candidates Turn Focus To S.C. Primary

GOP candidates Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum all show up in Columbia, S.C., for the next primary. For more, Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Brian Naylor.
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South Carolina GOP Chair Discusses Primary

Melissa Block speaks with Chad Connelly, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. They discuss the upcoming South Carolina primary.
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Colgan Only WWII Veteran In Virginia Senate

After taking a Senate oath Wednesday, Virginia state senator Charles J. Colgan becomes the longest-serving state senator in the history of the commonwealth.

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