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The Politics Hour

D.C. lawmakers reprimand one of their own. Virginia's General Assembly punches out a transportation plan in Richmond. And the Washington region braces for the potential shock of sweeping federal budget cuts. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Video

Virginia Del. David Albo (R-Springfield) talked about how last month's passage of a landmark transportation funding bill would affect the gubernatorial race. On the possibility of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling running for governor as an independent, Albo said: "I'm a Republican. I'm a team player. When you're on the Redskins, you don't go hang out with the Cowboys."

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