Anti-Obama ad to stay up at Metro station; O’Malley to sign same-sex marriage bill in Md.; cherry blossom predictions (A.M. Buzz)

March 1, 2012

Here are our picks for the top stories to start your day and what’s coming up later on

President Barack Obama. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

The officer who ticketed a Prince George’s Co. official did not have time to gauge her pace, police say. Sources say a camera shows the cruiser traveling 108 mph and not gaining on Karen Toles’s SUV.

Tougher stance on ‘blackout in a can’? The FTC is reviewing the amount of alcohol in the brightly colored Four Loko cans and how product is marketed.

Coming up Thursday:

A government horticulturist will hazard a bloom forecast for the revered cherry blossoms today, as the Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates 100 years. (Historic photos)

Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to sign the state’s same-sex marriage bill into law this afternoon.

Sunshine is back in full force today, a perfect reason to bust out the flip flops after Wednesday’s deluge. Just how warm will it get? Capital Weather Gang has the latest.

View Photo Gallery: D.C. Roller Girls pits packs of roller skaters against each other in doubleheader bouts that draw fans and families.

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