The Politics Hour

Guest Host:

Marc Fisher
The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Member Marion Barry (D- Ward 8) is in studio.

Social issues are dominating the debates in Richmond and Annapolis. In Maryland, Gov. O'Malley scored a major legislative victory on gay marriage. Meanwhile in Virginia, Gov. McDonnell backed off a controversial bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions. And in the District, lawmakers continued to bicker about the use of foul language. 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

Russ Potts

Former Virginia State Senator (R- 27th District, Winchester)

Marion Barry

D.C. Council Member (D-Ward 8)

Politics Hour Extra

Barry talks about maintaining his Twitter feed and who actually sends the tweets. "I never said I was a master tweeter," Barry said in response to Tom Sherwood's insinuations that he doesn't manage his own feed:

Barry talks about gentrification in Ward 8 and says that his highest priority for the ward is education. No schools in the ward have a proficiency over 50 percent, he said:

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