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O'Malley Outlines Proposal For Special Session On Gaming

Gov. Martin O'Malley has laid out his proposal ahead of time for a special session of Maryland's General Assembly starting Friday, that will address an expansion of gaming in the state.


Missouri's Claire McCaskill Gets Clarity On Her Opponent, If Not Her Future

The Democratic senator gets her preferred opponent in November with Rep. Todd Akin's victory in the state's Republican primary. But McCaskill still has an uphill fight to re-election.

Conservatives Win In Kansas GOP Senate Primary

In Kansas, there's been a battle between moderate and conservative Republicans over control of the state Senate. The state has moved in an increasingly conservative direction over the past two decades.

Rep. Akin To Challenge Sen. McCaskill In November

Missouri's Claire McCaskill is one of the most embattled Senate Democrats in the country. Conservative outside groups have been running TV ads against her for months. Tuesday night, Missouri voters in the Republican primary chose Congressman Todd Akin to face McCaskill in the fall.

Florida Market Draws Candidates Like Bees To Honey

The Parkesdale Market, located on a key highway in the swing state of Florida, attracts more than just hungry customers. The Meeks family, which runs the farmers market, talks about their visits from presidential candidates past and what concerns them in this election year.
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Virginia Lawmakers Conspicuously Silent In Gun Debate

In the wake of two deadly shooting in the last several weeks, many lawmakers on Capitol Hill are refusing to even have the conversation about changing U.S. gun laws.


Convention List Grows: Carter (By Video) At Democrats'; Santorum At GOP's

Former President Jimmy Carter will speak, by video at least, at the Democratic National Convention to urge a second term for President Obama. Meanwhile, Republicans announced that Rick Santorum, who was Mitt Romney's most durable rival for the presidential nomination, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak at their convention.