A former D.C. Council member pleads guilty to taking bribes while in office. Virginia Democrats choose their candidates for this fall's big races. And Montgomery County's executive throws his hat in the ring for a third term. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
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U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen talks about the latest prosecution of a city lawmaker for illegal activity, former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, who pleaded guilty this week to a bribery charge. "Nothing really surprises you in this job anymore," Machen said, adding that the case is "disappointing" and "concerning."
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By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.
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