U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a sentencing directive for federal prosecutors mandating they "pursue the most serious, readily provable offense" for cases. How will the new federal sentencing directives and return of mandatory minimums impact our region?
Guest Host: Michael Martinez
D.C. officials try to stem an outcry over missing girls of color. Maryland lawmakers send a slew of bills to the governor’s desk–including a controversial school ratings bill. And Virginia’s governor wants to revive a “one gun a month” rule. 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; @tomsherwood
- Kathleen Matthews Interim Chair, Maryland Democratic Party; @KM4MD
- Pat Herrity Member, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (R- Springfield); @PatHerrity
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