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Why Political Ads In 2012 May All Look Alike

There's supposed to be a difference between a candidate's ads that are financed by relatively small and disclosed money, and the big-budget, secretly funded ads from outside groups. But this year, those supposed differences don't mean much.
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Maryland Gaming Advisory Group Holds First Meeting

A Maryland Advisory Committee held its first meeting Friday to discuss the possibility of expanding gaming in the state to Prince George's County.

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Poor May Jobs Report A Blow To Obama Campaign

Bad numbers for job growth in May spoiled a day of campaigning for President Obama. He says the ailing Eurozone and gas prices have also hurt the U.S.
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Loudoun County Divided Over Silver Line Commitment

Loudoun County will be holding a public hearing Monday to hear ideas as to how to pay for their $200 million commitment to the Silver Line construction project.

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Edwards Verdict: A Case Of Campaign Law Confusion

From the day a grand jury indicted former Sen. John Edwards on six felony charges nearly one year ago, the case drew jeers from election lawyers and government watchdogs. After a mistrial on most counts, the jury foreman says Congress should clarify campaign laws that were at the heart of the case.
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Secure Communities in DC

The D.C. Council unanimously passed emergency legislation to limit the federal immigration program known as Secure Communities, which went into effect Tuesday in the District.

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House Agenda Draws Barbs From Both Sides Of Aisle

The legislative agenda for the House of Representatives is drawing fire from both the right and the left, a trend expected to continue through Election Day.

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