Virginia's governor moves to restore the voting rights of non-violent felons. Maryland's lieutenant governor angles to form the first power ticket in next year's gubernatorial race. And a longtime member of the D.C. Council prepares to officially launch a mayoral bid. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Inside The Studio
There have been some talks about Maryland House Del. Heather Mizeur (D-20th District) running for governor. In this clip, she addresses a caller’s question regarding her qualifications.
Larry Nordvig, executive director of the Richmond Tea Party, talks about which Tea Party candidates would have qualified for the Republican ballot. He also discusses the philosophies of his party and what they stand for. In the second half of the clip, Nordvig talks about his thoughts on Gov. Bob McDonnell’s transportation bill, which he says he does not support.
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A painstaking analysis of 14 James Bond novels by some British doctors reveals that the international spy consumed six or more drinks a day, on average. He also went on benders that would have made his driving stunts downright suicidal.
For writer Diana Abu-Jaber, a special seasonal cookie is a reminder of that mainstay of all holiday activities, the family fight. When she was a child, Abu-Jaber's German-American grandmother would visit, bringing tins and tins of homemade Christmas cookies. Her stay also came at the price of an annual flare-up with her Jordanian immigrant son-in-law.
The two-year deal passed despite opposition from Republicans who are part of the Tea Party faction. It was announced earlier this week, after being pounded out by Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
U.S. wireless carriers reached a deal with the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that will make it easier for consumers to "unlock" their mobile phones and use them on a competitor's network.
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