Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.
Know the name Sam Ward? If you live and work in Washington, you probably should. Not because his sister wrote the “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Or because one of his best friends was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. But because Sam Ward was the most Washington of Washingtonians — a lobbyist extraordinaire, and the man crowned “King of the Lobby.”
- Kathryn Allamong Jacob Author of the book, "King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man About Washington in the Gilded Age"; Curator of manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University
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