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Proposed D.C. Tax Hike Loses Momentum Ahead Of Budget Vote

In the District, a last-minute push to convince D.C. Council members to pass an income tax hike appears to have failed. The council takes its first vote on the city's spending plan Wednesday morning.

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Religious Leaders Rally For LGBT Equality

Almost 300 religious leaders rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday as part of a lobbying effort to pass laws promoting equality for gays. The clergy came from all over the country, including the metro D.C. area.

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The Hill: Congress Watches Netanyahu's Speech And N.Y. Special Election

WAMU's host, Pat Brogan, speaks with Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill, about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech in Congress and a special election in New York that could be an indicator for 2012 election results.

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Capitol Hill: The Middle East Speech, The Budget And The Patriot Act

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey speaks with David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, about the president’s speech on the Middle East, the budget and extending the Patriot Act.

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Commentary By Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis on some of this week's top stories including former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson's decision to plead guilty and opposition to Metrorail's plans to extend the rail underground to Dulles Airport.

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Horse Racing Subsidies Well Spent, Md. Governor Says

A day before the Preakness Stakes, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is defending public subsidies given to the horse racing industry in the state.

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New D.C. Transportation Chief Selected By Mayor Gray

A new director will be leading D.C.'s Department of Transportation moving forward. Mayor Vincent Gray chose to promote from within by nominating Terry Bellamy, who's currently serving as an interim director.

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D.C. Activists Fighting Gray Proposal To Repurpose Stadium Funds

A deal struck in 2004 to set aside funding for the Nationals ballpark neighborhood -- in order to get the needed votes to build the stadium -- is in jeopardy, and D.C. activists aren't too thrilled.

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