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Maryland Politics: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008

MoCo: Is Free Library Parking a Civic Right?

The prospect of charging library patrons for parking has mobilized residents and politicians in advance of a likely County Council vote next week and has both sides invoking the Constitution and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Those who would continue the...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 6, 2008; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Ann Marimow  
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Did Pr.Geo's Soccer Stadium Pitch Inspire D.C.?

Some in Prince George's have a theory about why officials in the District seem to be working with new vigor to get a soccer stadium for D.C. United: It's Vegas baby, Vegas. During the recent International Council of Shopping Centers...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 5, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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Cardin Endorses Obama

U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D), a Maryland superdelegate, today endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, the Associated Press reports. In a prepared statement issued today, AP says, Cardin said he had tremendous respect for both Obama and...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 4, 2008; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Ehrlichs' Official Portraits Unveiled

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) is shown perched casually on the edge of his State House desk, on which three pieces of legislation passed during his tenure are resting. Former first lady Kendel Ehrlich is depicted on...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 3, 2008; 8:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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United Methodist Bishop Pledges Anti-Slots Effort

Even though Maryland residents will not vote on a referendum on slot machine gambling until November, the bishop of the Baltimore-Washington conference of the United Methodist Church says he is already mobilizing his followers to oppose the effort. "We think...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 3, 2008; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Parties Spar Over Currie

The FBI investigation of Sen. Ulysses Currie has sparked a war of words between leaders of Maryland's political parties, with Republicans saying the Prince George's lawmaker is part of "a culture of corruption" in Annapolis and Democrats defending his integrity....

By John Wagner  |  June 3, 2008; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Transgender Law Case Heats Up in MoCo

Proponents of broad new protections for transgender individuals in Montgomery County were headed back to court today. Attorneys with Equality Maryland and Lambda Legal - a national gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group - planned to ask a Circuit Court...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 2, 2008; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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