The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

Kojo joins the Politics Hour gang live from Tampa, where he's been covering the Republican National Convention.

Republicans from around the country and the Washington region gather in Florida for their national convention. Meanwhile, candidates in an independent race for D.C. Council wage trench warfare over their rights just to appear on the ballot. 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

Tom Davis

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

Michael Steele

MSNBC Political Analyst; Founder, Purple Nation Solutions; Former Chairman, Republican National Committee; Former Lt. Governor, Maryland (R)

Politics Hour Video

Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va, Dist. 11) talked about the potential for D.C. budget autonomy language to appear in the Republican platform. "I'd like to see it in the law of the land," Davis said. He said Paul Ryan would likely give D.C. a "second look" if Ryan were elected vice president.

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