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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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Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."
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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
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McDonnell To Take Stand Again Today In Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will take the stand Thursday for the second day, as defense attorneys seek to emphasize how the Republican's relationship with Jonnie Williams did not involve extending special treatment.

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Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

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