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The Politics Hour

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.

Politics Hour News Quiz

Test your knowledge of D.C., Virginia and Maryland headlines and happenings.

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Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
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Do Political TV Ads Still Work?

TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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