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The Politics Hour - May 16, 2014

A federal judge considers whether D.C. should have more power to spend its own locally raised dollars. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe calls for a review of new regulations for abortion clinics in the Old Dominion. And candidates across Maryland begin their sprint to the finish for the state's June primaries. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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D.C. Council Member and Mayoral candidate David Catania (I-At Large) said Friday his opponent, fellow council member Muriel Bowser, "doesn't understand the education system of the city."

When asked on Kojo Nnamdi's Friday Politics Hour what separates he and Bowser on the issue of education, a hot-button topic for District voters in light of recent proposals that would change school boundaries, he said Bowser (D-Ward 4) has a "serious lack of understanding" about how the system works.

Catania, the chair of the council's education committee, went on to say that while Bowser has in previous elections has promised voters schools legislation, she has not had a "single substantive measure" during her tenure on the council, he said.

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