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The Region's Top Stories With Post Columnist Robert McCartney

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D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Democratic Mayoral Nominee Vincent Gray met to discuss the future of D.C. schools...

In Maryland, the Republican and the Democratic Governors Associations launched ads in the gubernatorial race this week...

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's administration came out with an audit of its Department of Transportation this week...

Guest host Matt Bush talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the week's top stories.

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