The Politics Hour
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.
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: