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The Politics Hour

The Supreme Court speaks, and the region reacts. Officials from Maryland and Virginia join us to reflect on the decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Also, a D.C. activist discusses the future of campaign finance reform in the District. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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