Howard University Provost Anthony Wutoh talks about alumna Kamala Harris' vice presidential nomination. Virginia House Majority Leader Charniele Herring previews the upcoming special session focusing on criminal justice. And D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen talks about the spike of gun violence in the District.
Members of Congress try to block D.C.’s new medical marijuana law. Maryland commuters get stuck on the tracks for hours. And a new plan for Tysons Corner clears a major hurdle in Fairfax County. 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
- Bruce DePuyt Host of "NewsTalk," News Channel 8
- Keith Fimian Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, R-Va. (11th District)
- Peter Franchot Maryland State Comptroller; Former Maryland State Delegate (D-Dist. 20)
Politics Hour Extra
U.S. House of Representatives candidate Keith Fimian (R-VA, 11th District) talks about his opposition to granting D.C. residents voting rights. “I think the founders were smart people and they wrote our Constitution they way they did, and I think it’s good the way it is,” he said:
U.S. House of Representatives candidate Keith Fimian (R-VA, 11th District) defends himself against criticism that he’s too conservative a candidate for the area in which he’s running:
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says his state is a “laughingstock” nationwide because of a deal using taxpayers’ dollars to pay for gambling companies’ slot machines. “It doesn’t pass the common sense test,” Franchot says of the arrangement:
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