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Analysis: Maryland Fails To Pass Budget, Corey Stewart Running For Virginia Lt. Governor

Maryland's legislative session ended Monday, but lawmakers have yet to agree on a budget plan. Prince William Board of Supervisors' Chairman Corey Stewart is eyeing the Lieutenant Governor's seat.

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D.C. Building Heights Rule Could Be Relaxed

D.C.'s strict height limits for buildings could be relaxed if some city and Congressional leaders get their way.

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Alexandria Waterfront Plan On Hold After Board Rules For Opponents

Challengers to the Alexandria waterfront redevelopment plan won a hard-fought victory Thursday night when the city's Board of Zoning Appeals granted their challenge to the proposal. City leaders are planning an emergency response.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Three Secret Service employees will leave the agency amid the fallout from the Colombian prostitution sex scandal; American consumer spending was higher-than-expected in March, but existing home sales fell, raising fears about a stalling recovery; and the Environmental Protection Agency issued new air pollution rules for hydraulic fracturing. Ed Luce of the Financial Times, Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal, and Michael Scherer of TIME magazine join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top national news stories.


Voters Who Rejected Romney Now His Most Certain Votes

Now that he has the Republican presidential nomination all but sewn up, motivating the GOP's conservative base may be the least of Mitt Romney's worries.

Hunting For Votes, Romney Woos Wary Gun Owners

In Massachusetts, where Mitt Romney served as governor, gun rights are not very popular. Romney has since strengthened his support for gun owners, declaring himself "a hunter pretty much all my life." On Friday, he'll court the crowd at the National Rifle Association's annual convention.

Companies Flee Group Behind 'Stand Your Ground'

Seven major companies, including Coca-Cola and McDonald's, have dropped their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, which has advocated stringent voter-identification and "stand your ground" laws. But ALEC says it's being targeted because of its free-enterprise agenda, and that its allies are rallying.