The Politics Hour

Friday, Mar 4, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and D.C Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6)

D.C. politicians go into "spin-mode" after a week of scandals. Maryland's same-sex marriage debate hits a speed bump in the State House. And Virginia lawmakers get out of Dodge, as their session comes to a close. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.


Tom Sherwood

Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

Dick Saslaw

Member, Virginia Senate (D-35th Dist.); Senate Majority Leader

Tommy Wells

Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 6); Chairman, Committee on Public Works and Transportation

Politics Hour Extra

Virginia Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-35th Dist.) talks about why he sponsored a bill allowing private companies that give car title loans to do business in neighboring states. Saslaw says that the bill allowed for greater regulation of the loan terms:

Virginia Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-35th Dist.) says that an injunction is likelyt to be filed as soon as Gov. Bob McDonnell signs a bill that passed in the state legislature that would allow for clinics providing abortions to be regulated as hospitals. Saslaw, who has a long history supporting pro-choice measures, says he suspects the bill is unconstitutional:

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