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The Politics Hour

Insiders from the D.C. mayor's 2010 campaign plead guilty to federal charges. Maryland's governor signs a bevy of bills. And Virginia voters gear up for a June 12 primary. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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