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The Politics Hour

Maryland rolls the dice on a new plan to expand casino gambling. D.C. petitioners pushing a measure to limit corporate influence on political campaigns come up short. And the presidential campaigns ramp up their game in Virginia. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Video

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) talked about his candidacy against Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the 2013 governor's race. Bolling said he and Cuccinelli would both govern Virginia in a conservative way, but his background, experience, qualifications and leadership style differ from Cuccinelli's. "I think I'm the more electable candidate," Bolling said.

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For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.
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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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