The dining staples you'd expect to find on the street or in diners are becoming more and more upscale in the District of Columbia. What does that signal about the city to its longtime residents?
Federal officials send the region’s politicians into a scramble by canceling plans for a new FBI headquarters. The GOP wants Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie to take a page from Trump’s playbook. 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
- Benjamin Jealous Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland; Former President and CEO, NAACP
- Danica Roem Democratic nominee, Virginia House of Delegates, 13th District.
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