Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
A former D.C. Council member fresh out of prison for taking bribes will teach government ethics. Virginia’s Republican party faces criticism from all sides over social media posts. And the Purple Line prepares to break ground after securing $900 million in federal funds. 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; @tomsherwood
- Vincent Gray D.C. Councilmember (D-Ward 7); Former Mayor of the District of Columbia
- Donna Edwards Senior Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice; Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MD), 4th Congressional District
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