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The Politics Hour

Tensions flare again between a prominent D.C. Council member and the region's Asian communities. Maryland lawmakers could be looking to settle their scores in multiple special sessions. And a surprise candidate adds tabloid fodder to Virginia's race for governor. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Extra

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells said that in the wake of the Harry Thomas Jr. corruption scandal, and despite some efforts by the council to pass new ethics guidelines, there is still a "pay-to-play" perception of the council. Wells said that although it's a difficult time for the city government, the city itself is thriving:

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