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City State is The Washington Times' roundup of the best breaking news and original observations across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

  • After Huntsman drops out, McDonnell still mum on endorsement

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 16, 2012 Comments

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wants a current or former U.S. governor to be the party's standard-bearer for the presidential nominee. So with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. dropping out, that field has been winnowed to either Texas Gov. Rick Perry or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

  • Morning Roundup, Jan. 16

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 16, 2012 Comments

    Perry appeals ruling; D.C. statehood now looks to Florida; Gray releases transition funds report; Politico: McDonnell sounding VP-ish in South Carolina; No endorsements yet from Va. GOP congressional delegation; Gun-rights advocates hold vigil in Richmond; Candidates in Md. House races living outside districts.

  • What's up with that?

    By Meredith SomersPublished January 15, 2012 Comments

    bbbPolitical activists have started a recall effort against D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. What's up with that?

  • McDonnell to send down more than $68 million in budget amendments

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 13, 2012 Comments

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to send down more than $68 million worth of budget amendments to his two year, $85 billion budget, the bulk of which would go toward public education initiatives, his office announced Friday.

  • Marshall to run for U.S. Senate again

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 12, 2012 Comments

    The rumors were true. Virginia Del. Robert G. Marshall, Prince William Republican, said Thursday that he will enter the crowded primary field for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination this year.

  • House preliminarily approves Congressional redistricting plan

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 12, 2012 Comments

    The Virginia House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a congressional redistricting map that largely shores up the state's 11 incumbents, over objections from some Democrats that it dilutes the minority vote.

  • Black caucus to target proposed voting laws

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 11, 2012 Comments

    Aside from traditional swearings-in and pats on the back among legislators, it was a relatively quiet morning in Richmond on the first day of the 2012 General Assembly session. Any potential fireworks in the Senate were temporarily put on hold as the chamber recessed once for lunch, then again so that proposed new rules for the Upper Chamber could be prepared.

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 11

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 11, 2012 Comments

    Split in Virginia Senate likely to cause jams; Judge suggests Virginia ballot unconstitutional; Issa wants better answers from feds about Occupy D.C.; First lady in Richmond to helped veterans; Metro budget also includes hiring hundreds; Trial could test recent changes to Md.'s death penalty law; Muse upset that O'Malley already endorsing Cardin.

  • McDonnell — not running, but South Carolina-bound

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 10, 2012 Comments

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has made it clear he does not intend to run for president and has consistently batted away talk of being selected as the Republican presidential nominee’s vice president.

  • Va. Dems to push for health insurance exchange during 2012 session

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 10, 2012 Comments

    President Obama's health care overhaul has not yet seen its day before the country's highest court, but Virginia Democrats are pressing forward to establish a state-run health insurance exchange during the 2012 General Assembly session.

  • Mooney won't run for Congress in 6th District

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 10, 2012 Comments

    Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney says he will not run for Congress in the state's 6th District and has endorsed incumbent Roscoe Bartlett.

  • Allen to report $4.5 million haul

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 10, 2012 Comments

    George Allen, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate seat in Virginia, brought in more than $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will report more than $4.5 million raised and $2 million cash on hand heading into 2012, his campaign announced Tuesday.

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 10

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 10, 2012 Comments

    Md. assembly session likely busy, defining for O'Malley; Metro proposes fare increases; D.C. eliminating free handicap parking; Md. assembly again will address death penalty issue; O'Malley to propose record school construction spending; McDonnell wants school to start before Labor Day; McDonnell urges Bolling, Cuccinelli to talk; No absentee ballots until judge rules on Perry suit.

  • RPV "celebrates" three-year anniversary for Tim Kaine

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 9, 2012 Comments

    The Republican Party of Virginia on Monday "celebrated" the three-year anniversary of President Obama's appointing U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee — a position the former Virginia governor resigned in April.

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 9

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 9, 2012 Comments

    Mental health funding at issue in Va. Assembly; Allen, Kaine push competing Virginia job plans; Metro has increased suicides attempts; Restaurant weeks start today; Sun: Md. Democrats' 'to do' list includes raising taxes; Miller appoints committee to review Md. ethics laws; Wargotz, another Md. Republican, to challenge Cardin.

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