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Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. DC residents will decide in November whether to take the next step--legalizing marijuana. The trail of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell wraps up. And taxi app companies Uber and Lyft get a boost in Virginia, but hit roadblocks in Maryland. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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DC Mayoral Candidate Carol Schwartz (Independent) said Friday she's being underestimated by the media as the race heats up heading toward November's elections.

She pointed to recent articles that say she has no chance of winning, and a poll that left her name off of a question that asked voters which candidate they would prefer.

For the full discussion, watch below.

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Independent D.C. mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz joins us in studio. Watch live video of our conversation below.

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