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Scottish Independence

Scotland has an eye on full independence from British rule. We consider what a move out of the United Kingdom would mean.

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Montgomery Council Wants Say In Plan To Lease County Property

Some members of the Montgomery County Council are hoping to gain more oversight over County Executive Isiah Leggett's plan to develop school property in Potomac into athletic fields.


Rep. Ryan Says New GOP Budget Plan 'Offers Real Solutions Again'

Critics are already taking shots at the latest plan from House Republicans.
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Fairfax County Considers Meals Tax

Fairfax County is considering a 4 percent tax on restaurant meals, although some lawmakers would like to see the matter come to a referendum. 


House Republicans To Unveil Budget Plan

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan releases the House GOP budget Tuesday, likely including a proposal to restructure Medicare. That idea brought much criticism from Democrats and advocates for the elderly when Ryan pushed it least year.

Santorum Courts Rural Voters In Illinois

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum campaigned in Illinois Monday, one day ahead of the state's Republican primary.

Romney Drilled On Social Issues At Illinois Rally

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigned in Illinois Monday, one day ahead of the state's Republican primary.

For A Personal Cause, Casino Owner Bets On Gingrich

One of the defining elements of the 2012 presidential campaign is money. Two-dozen wealthy Americans have put in at least $1 million each. And one of the biggest donors is Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who has almost single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich's campaign afloat.