The Politics Hour

Friday, Dec 2, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Sen. George Barker, D-Fairfax/Prince William, and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D).

Virginia's firebrand attorney general is primed to announce a run for governor, which may spark intra-party warfare. Walmart's plans for the District pose a challenge to the city's allegiance to Safeway. And Maryland's governor begins pushing an ambitious agenda for next year's session in Annapolis. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

Tom Sherwood

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

George Barker

Member, Virginia State Senate (D- Dist. 39- Fairfax / Prince William)

Peter Franchot

Maryland State Comptroller; Former Maryland State Delegate (D-Dist. 20)

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Politics Hour Extra

irginia state senator George Barker (D-District 39) says that the Democrats in the senate will go to court on the issue of power-sharing to clarify the Lieutenant governor's role in organizing the senate. Barker says this issue is not clear in the constitution:

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot answers questions about why he has consistently opposed bringing in new casinos, and specifically slot machines, in to the state even when it is politically unpopular:

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