A Virginia State Senator joins us to talk about the ongoing struggle to pass a budget in the Commonwealth. A former Obama appointee tells us why he's running for Prince George's County executive. From Metro to Medicaid, we talk about the week's biggest regional news on the Politics Hour.
Democrats regained control of Congress four years ago after several high-profile scandals damaged the Republican brand. The GOP is looking to return the favor in 2010 now that ethical issues involving Democrats are feeding into an already anti-Washington political climate. We explore why so many people see Washington as an “ethically-challenged” city, and why solutions may require a lot more than new lobbying rules or earmarking guidelines.
- James Thurber Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University
- Janine Wedel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Author, "Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market" (Basic Books)
- Dana Milbank "Washington Sketch" Columnist, "The Washington Post"; Author, "O is for Obama" (Triumph) and "Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes that run our Government" (Doubleday)
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