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The Politics Hour

Virginia lawmakers fail to beat the buzzer in their budget debate, forcing an overtime session later this month. D.C. politicians confront a full court press of subpoenas related to their campaign finances. And just in time for March Madness, Maryland gears up for another debate about casino gambling. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Extra

WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden talks about information he uncovered about suspicious money orders tying the friends and associates of Jeffrey Thompson, one of D.C.'s most prolific political donors, to Council member Vincent Orange and some other city leaders:

Milad Pooran talks about his commitment to women's rights issues and how in his view, none of his opponents have given the area much attention:

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