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Maryland Politics: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

Barve among leftovers for Obama state dinner

Some high-profile Marylanders, including Reps. Steny Hoyer and Elijah Cummings, made the guest list for Tuesday night's state dinner in honor of the Indian prime minister. But state House Majority Leader Kumar P. Barve (D) was among several prominent Indian...

By John Wagner  | November 26, 2009; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009: Dixon verdict today? Speculation is mounting about whether the jury weighing a potentially career-ending conviction of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon on theft charges will feel pressured...

By Aaron C. Davis  | November 25, 2009; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley: Not involved in future of Terps football coach

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) acknowledged rumors Tuesday about his involvement in the future of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen but told reporters that neither he nor his staff have intervened. University officials are reportedly wrestling with whether to retain Friedgen...

By Anne Bartlett  | November 24, 2009; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Now It's Your Turn: Slots at Arundel Mills mall?

Aftter months of debate, state and county panels could make key decisions Dec. 7 about a proposed slots casino at Arundel Mills mall. Before they act, tell us what you think. Should slots be allowed at the mall? If not,...

By John Wagner  | November 24, 2009; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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State, county look to act on Arundel slots on Dec. 7

Dec. 7 is shaping up as a pivotal day for a proposed slots casino at Arundel Mills Mall. A divided Anne Arundel County Council had already planned to take up two zoning bills that night -- one which would allow...

By John Wagner  | November 24, 2009; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley defends state's slots program

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) defended the state's slots program during a radio interview Tuesday morning, saying the process of awarding licenses is unfolding largely "as the voters approved it." With bids to operate the state's two largest venues hanging...

By John Wagner  | November 24, 2009; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009: Dixon jury still out Day Four of jury deliberations in Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's theft trial are underway. Maryland's disappearing millionaires Laura Smitherman at The Sun...

By Aaron C. Davis  | November 24, 2009; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Now It's Your Turn: If not Bob, who?

As we wait to hear whether former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) will run again in 2010, let's assume for the moment he doesn't. Who's the best Republican to take on Gov. Martin O'Malley (D)? Larry Hogan? Pat McDonough?...

By John Wagner  | November 23, 2009; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Unspun: Prince George's County Council Member Tony Knotts

The Washington Post Magazine's "Unspun" interviews take a look at the person behind the position in local government and politics. See excerpts of this Sunday's edition below or read the full article. Did you play any sports in high...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | November 23, 2009; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo, Prince George's County  
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New U.S. civil rights chief pulled back into transgender staffer fight in Montgomery

Just a week after Tom Perez was formally installed as chief of the Justice Department's Civil Rights division, the former Maryland labor secretary and Montgomery Council member was given a little welcoming gift Friday by council member Duchy Trachtenberg: a...

By Michael Laris  | November 23, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Monday, Nov. 23, 2009: Spotlight on judge in Dixon trial As jurors on Monday morning are set to resume deliberations over whether Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is guilty of stealing...

By Aaron C. Davis  | November 23, 2009; 6:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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