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.
The Politics Hour: March 5, 2021
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman (D) talks about the county's vaccine rollout and making the tax code more progressive. And D.C. Councilmember Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7) talks about disparities in the District's vaccinations and how the pandemic has affected plans to bring a hospital east of the Anacostia River.
The Politics Hour: February 26, 2021
At-Large D.C. Councilmember Robert White talks about bias in the way D.C. police respond to protests. And Virginia State Sen. Scott Surovell (D-District 36) talks about abolishing the death penalty and his other priorities this legislative session.
The Politics Hour: February 19, 2021
Fairfax County Board Chair Jeff McKay talks about the coronavirus vaccine rollout. And Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) discusses the Senate impeachment trial.
The Politics Hour: February 5, 2021
Arlington County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti gives us the latest on Arlington's vaccine distribution. And D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talks about COVID-19, gun violence prevention and more.
The Politics Hour: January 29, 2021
Washington Post Congressional Reporter Mike DeBonis gives us the latest on the impeachment trial. And Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich talks about the vaccine rollout, the Capitol Beltway expansion and more.
The Politics Hour: January 22, 2021
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) discusses reforming voting laws and getting big money out of politics, both goals of his For the People Act. And Virginia Governor Ralph Northam talks with us about abolishing the death penalty.
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