Senator Benjamin Cardin and Attorney General Mark Herring

Senator Benjamin Cardin and Attorney General Mark Herring

U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin joins us for a look at the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and recently passed bipartisan opioid legislation, then Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on his own legal strategy to combat the opioid crisis and the ongoing redistricting debate within the Virginia Statehouse.

Plus, the week’s biggest regional political news, including the D.C. Council’s vote to overturn Initiative 77 and a Montgomery County Executive debate moderated by Kojo and Tom.

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we’re at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.


  • Benjamin Cardin U.S. Senator, Maryland (D); @SenatorCardin
  • Mark Herring Attorney General, Virginia (D); @MarkHerringVA
  • Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; Contributing Writer for Washington City Paper; @tomsherwood

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Lawmakers in Virginia are working to create a redistricting plan in response to a June federal court ruling that 11 House of Delegates districts in Hampton Roads and greater Richmond were racially gerrymandered and thus unconstitutional. On Tuesday, Governor Ralph Northam said that he would veto a redistricting map that House Republicans hope to pass, ...

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