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Maryland Politics: July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008

State Police: Busch's Wife Charged with DUI

The wife of Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) was arrested this week on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, authorities said. Maryland State Police issued four traffic citations to Cynthia F. Abbott Busch, 51, of...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 1, 2008; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Anti-Slots Group Asks McDonough To Recuse Himself

A leading anti-slots group is calling on new Secretary of State John P. McDonough to recuse himself from crafting ballot language for a fall referendum on whether Maryland should legalize up to 15,000 slot machines. McDonough has served as a...

By John Wagner  |  July 31, 2008; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  John Wagner , Slots  
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Delegate Is Tire Theft Victim

And now, a story from the brazen-criminal files: Sometime late Sunday or early Monday, someone jacked up the 2005 Cadillac STS sedan driven by Prince George's Del. Justin D. Ross (D), stole all four tires and hubcaps, and left the...

By Anne Bartlett  |  July 30, 2008; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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Hoyer Predicts a Democratic Pick Up in the 1st District

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, in Prince George's County yesterday to mingle with the press, said he is confident of Democrats' chances in the fall election, predicting the party will pick up at least 10 seats in the House of...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 29, 2008; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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Obama Allegedly Seen At One Stop In Salisbury

Amid the weekend papers, the following letter to the editor, appearing in the Salisbury Daily Times, grabbed our attention: "I wish someone would enlighten me as to why, at the One Stop Job Market on Route 50 in Salisbury, there...

By John Wagner  |  July 28, 2008; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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Takoma Park: No Knowledge of Police Spies

The revelation this month that Maryland State Police agent spied on antiwar and death penalty protesters for more than a year has caused much consternation among civil liberties and good government groups. In Takoma Park, one of the state's bastions...

By Anne Bartlett  |  July 28, 2008; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Lisa Rein  
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