Mayor Fenty faces chilly polling numbers in the District. Virginia parents are icy about potential cuts to education funding. And a four-year tuition freeze at Maryland universities starts to thaw. 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
  • Nikita Stewart Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Douglas Gansler Maryland Attorney General (D)
  • Eric Hensal President, Murray Hill
  • Kwame Brown D.C. Councilmember (D-At-Large); Chairman, Committee on Economic Development

Politics Hour Extra

D.C. Councilmember Kwame Brown (D-At Large) said he is “seriously considering” challenging D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in this year’s upcoming election:

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler discusses whether judges should be elected in the Old Line State. He says that Maryland’s current system creates a lack of diversity on the bench, and discusses his proposed remedy– “retention elections”.

Doug Gansler discusses the effect of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on Maryland Politics. He says that the immediate effect will be minimal, but expresses the hope that this will lead to more transparency. Plus, Kojo, Tom and Nikita Stewart hear from a Maryland corporation that says it is running for Congress (see Murray Hill Inc’s campaign commercial HERE).

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