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Maryland Legislature Adjourns Without Final Funding Deal

The Maryland state legislature adjourned at midnight last night, but they failed to finalize a funding plan for next year's budget, which could mean massive spending cuts next year.

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Divisions On Casino Hold Up Maryland Budget

Maryland lawmakers are trying to strike a deal on a bill that would allow a casino in Prince George's County, regarded by some as the last obstacle blocking a compromise on the state budget.


Obama's Off His Game — Basketball, That Is

Four years ago, then-candidate Barack Obama famously sank a 3-point shot. Today, the president was hitting iron — not net.
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The Buffett Rule, Tax Fairness and the 2012 Presidential Race

At the white house yesterday, President Obama continued his push for the “Buffet Rule.” That’s a proposal he says would require the very wealthy to pay the same tax rate as the middle class. The senate is slated to vote on the...


Romney Calls Negative Ad Cease-Fire As Santorum Tends To Sick Daughter

Mitt Romney's campaign asked broadcasters in Pennsylvania to stop running the campaign's anti-Rick Santorum ad as soon as possible. The move was made "out of deference to Sen. Santorum's decision to suspend his campaign," according to a Romney campaign spokeswoman.
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GOP Lawmakers Rally Against EPA's New Coal Plant Rules

Republican lawmakers are fighting a proposed EPA rule that would limit emissions levels allowed from new coal-fired power plants, but Democrats say it's necessary to fight global warming. 

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Two Occupy DC Groups Plan To Merge

Washington's two ongoing Occupy DC groups will be joining forces at one location.


Wisc. Stays In Play Even After Primaries

The presidential primary is over, but there are plenty of hotly contested elections still to come in Wisconsin this year. Chuck Quirmbach of Wisconsin Public Radio reports on the state's high profile among this year's political campaigns.

Warming Up For The GOP Veepstakes

One choice that's not necessarily around the corner, but is certainly taking up a lot of time in Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney's camp is the shortlist for potential running mates. That is, of course, IF he wins the nomination. Host Rachel Martin talks with Republican strategist Mark McKinnon about the possible strategies Romney may use.