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The Politics Hour

Pepco politics are back as workers threaten to strike. Uber returns to the Wilson Building, as D.C. lawmakers wrestle with regulating sedan service and taxi cabs. And federal investigators probe a controversial politician in Northern Virginia. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Jennifer McClellan, a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, talked about how the looming fiscal cliff will affect the state. "It's an understatement to say it will have a devastating effect," McClellan said about sequestration cuts. She added that former Virginia Gov. and current U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine and President Barack Obama share similar visions, but their election success is not linked.

 

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In 'Hustling Hitler,' A Jewish Vaudevillian Scams The Third Reich

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How The Humble Orange Sweet Potato Won Researchers The World Food Prize

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