The Politics Hour - July 25, 2014

The Politics Hour - July 25, 2014

Watch live video of Kojo and Tom Sherwood as they chat with D.C. mayoral candidate David Catania (I).

President Barack Obama publicly declares support for D.C. statehood. Prince George's county lawmakers move to allow voters to decide on whether term limits there should be loosened. And Arlington County's board moves to pay for a streetcar project without federal funding. 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

David Catania

Member, D.C. Council (I-At Large), Chairman, Committee on Education

Tom Hucker

Democratic Nominee, Montgomery County Council (District 5); Member, Maryland House of Delegates (D-District 20)

Featured Clip: Catania Says Land Swap Not Necessary For New Soccer Stadium

DC Mayoral candidate and council member David Catania (I) is against a proposed land swap at the heart of the negotiations around the city's new soccer stadium, saying Friday it was not "a necessary ingredient" in moving the project forward.

On Kojo Nnamdi's Friday Politics Hour, Catania criticized Mayor Vincent Gray's plan to trade the Reeves Center at 14th and U Streets NW for the parcels of land needed to build the stadium, saying he didn't put stock in "selling one of the family jewels" as part of the negotiations.

Watch the discussion below.

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Watch our full interview with D.C. mayoral candidate David Catania.

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