Maryland elections officials wage war against fake political Facebook profiles and Twitter accounts. D.C. lawmakers standoff with the mayor over fee hikes and budget fixes. And Virginia politicians draw battle lines on off-shore drilling. 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
  • Kwame Brown D.C. Councilmember (D-At-Large); Chairman, Committee on Economic Development
  • Jim Moran Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-Va., 8th District)

Politics Hour Extra

U.S. Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) adds national security to the list of reasons why he opposes offshore drilling in Virginia. This week, a Department of Defense report warned that drilling would interfere with Navy operations.

Moran criticizes Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for his “ideological extremist” positions on academic freedom and employment discrimination.

At-Large Councilmember and candidate for Council chairman Kwame Brown discusses the possibility of increasing fees and introducing furloughs for city employees:

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