The Politics Hour

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Guest Host:

Marc Fisher
The Politics Hour

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen stops by the studio.

A former D.C. Council member receives a federal sentence for his role in a corruption scandal. The U.S transportation secretary pushes Virginia politicians on a massive rail project. And Maryland lawmakers inch closer to a special session. 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

Ronald Machen Jr.

United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Gerald Connolly

Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-VA, 11th District);

Politics Hour Extra

U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. discusses the sentencing of former D.C. Council Member Harry Thomas Jr. Machen said that those convicted usually serve 85 percent of their sentence in the federal system. Thomas received a 38-month sentence for stealing government funds:

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