The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) gives Kojo and Tom an inside look at Democratic politics in the commonwealth and around the country.

The District's Democrats put their chair on the D.C. Council. A prominent statewide office holder in Maryland decides to stay away from an upcoming gubernatorial race. And one of the nation's most influential conservatives issues a threat-down to Virginia politicians over proposals to change the state's gas tax. 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

Isiah Leggett

Montgomery County Executive (D)

Tom Perriello

Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-Va., 5th Congressional District); President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Politics Hour Video

Former Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello weighed in on the looming fiscal cliff. "It's somewhere in between armageddon and theater in that it's not one cliff. We call it the austerity minefield," Perriello said.

Kojo's Billboard For The Politics Hour

After D.C. Council hearings raised troubling questions about D.C.'s lottery contract, Kojo ponders who is to blame. Is it D.C. voters, who elected “the bums who appointed the bums who conspired with the bums who configured the most convoluted deal to come down the pike in D.C. political history?"

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