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Maryland Politics: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

Pastors Were Among Obama Faithful

Several Prince George's pastors were among those who turned out for Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign appearance in the county on Wednesday. "He has won me over," said the Rev. Grainger Browning, pastor of the 10,000 member Ebenezer African Methodist...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 11, 2007; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Prince George's Turns Out for Obama

Thousands of Prince Georgians and residents from elsewhere in the Washington region streamed into an open parking lot at the Prince George's Community College last evening for a rally for Sen. Barack Obama (D), his first presidential campaign stop in...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 11, 2007; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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In Search of Safer Gas

A Prince George's task force on gas safety recommended on Tuesday that every home using natural gas in the county be equipped with a device to detect gas leaks, that more state inspectors be hired to examine pipelines and that...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 10, 2007; 6:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MoCo Smoking Ban Praised On Anniversary

Montgomery officials are celebrating the four-year anniversary of the county's smoking ban, saying the law hasn't harmed the restaurant business and has led to similar laws elsewhere. The District, and Charles, Howard and Prince George's counties in Maryland have banned...

By Miranda Spivack  |  October 9, 2007; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ike to Israel

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is in Israel this week for the first of several international trips he hopes to make during his tenure, including missions to India, China and possibly Vietnam and South Korea. Taxpayers are picking up the...

By Ann Marimow  |  October 8, 2007; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Special Session Would Be Risky For O'Malley

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), who has shown an abundance of caution during his first year in office, is now facing the biggest gamble of his governorship: whether to summon the legislature to Annapolis for a special session on his...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 8, 2007; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Coming Up In Maryland Politics

Maryland Moment gives you a preview every Monday of some of the political events coming up in the region. This week: PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY * Development around the Capitol Heights Metro Station will be the topic of discussion Tuesday at...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 8, 2007; 5:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Franchot, O'Malley Aides Spar Over Taxes

A plan rolled out by Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) to more aggressively collect Maryland taxes was described very differently last week by Franchot and aides to his increasingly frequent sparring partner, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). Franchot billed the plan, which...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  October 7, 2007; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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