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The Politics Hour

Virginia lawmakers break a budget standoff - cutting funds for Dulles rail out of the loop. Maryland legislators contemplate a special session - and whether casino gambling should be part of it. And D.C. politicians resume an erstwhile past time - squabbling over baseball tickets. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Extra

Graham talks about his reservations over Mayor Vincent Gray's proposal to extend hours for alcohol sales. Graham said that especially in his ward, which includes the Adams Morgan area, residents will likely be disturbed at later hours by the noise of people in the streets. Graham also believes later hours will provide greater opportunities for robberies of people's personal items. But Graham concedes that if the measure is voted down, the council will need to find an alternative way to plug the current budget holes:

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