The Politics Hour
A guilty plea in a federal corruption case sends shock waves through the D.C. Council. A power-sharing dispute sets Virginia's legislative session off to a shaky start. And Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's talk of a sales tax hike is causing rumbles in Annapolis. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Tim Day, former Republican candidate for the D.C. Council (Ward 5), talks about continuing criticism he's received from some members of the public for exposing former D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas Jr.'s theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from city funds intended for youth programs during the 2010 political campaign process. Resident analyst Tom Sherwood and guest analyst Mike DeBonis also expressed surprise that neither residents nor Thomas's colleagues appear to be more outraged over his actions: