The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

Kojo and the gang analyze the resignation of D.C.'s second-highest elected official, Council Chairman Kwame Brown.

A federal bank fraud charge forces the second-highest elected official in D.C. to resign. Virginia politicians jockey down the final stretch of the commonwealth's primary season. 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

Mark Plotkin

Political Analyst, Fox 5 (WTTG)

Tom Davis

Director of federal government affairs, Deloitte LLP; Vice Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Board; President, Republican Main Street Partnership; Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-Va, Dist. 11).

Politics Hour Video

Reporting from the U.S. District Court, resident analyst Tom Sherwood talked about former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown's guilt plea to felony bank fraud. Brown will be sentenced on Sept. 20, 2012, and faces up to six months in prison. Fox 5 political analyst Mark Plotkin called Brown an "accidental council chair" who didn't have a life of substance or accomplishment prior to joining the council.

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