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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