D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s cycling routines ignite a wave of criticism about inappropriate use of police resources. Health care clears the first mountain stage in the U.S. House — and several local lawmakers are put on the hot seat. And Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon confronts the possibility of surrendering the “yellow jersey,” as she stands trial on corruption charges. Join us as we pedal our way through 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
  • Charles Robinson Political Correspondent, Maryland Public Television
  • Gerald Connolly Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-VA, 11th District); former Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
  • Marc Elrich Member, Montgomery County Council (D- At Large)

Politics Hour Extra

Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA, 11th District) discusses his reasons for voting in favor of the House’s health care reform bill and says that he and a group of Democratic colleagues will not vote for the final version of the bill if it includes its current language restricting the use of federal funds for abortion.

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