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The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), fresh off an official launch of his mayoral campaign, joins Kojo and Tom in the studio.

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Tommy Wells Launches Mayoral Campaign

The Ward 6 council member promised to clean up government, cut juvenile crime in half, improve access to education, and create a "next-generation public transit system."

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Deals For Developers In DC: A WAMU Investigative Report

Kojo talks with WAMU reporters Patrick Madden and Julie Patel about their investigative series detailing the influence of money in D.C. politics and public policy.

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Tommy Wells To Kick Off D.C. Mayoral Campaign Saturday

In a move that should surprise few who watch D.C. politics closely, the Ward 6 council member will formerly announce his candidacy for mayor this weekend.

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D.C. Council Members Look To Push Back April 1 Primary

Next year's D.C. Council primary may get moved back to June of next year, if a bill introduced by Council Chair Phil Mendelson and others passes.

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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood take stock of D.C.'s recent special election and ponder the future of the region's politics.

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Successful D.C. Budget Referendum Sparks Conversation On Capitol Hill

So far it appears the D.C. budget autonomy referendum overwhelmingly approved by D.C. voters faces no major opposition in Congress. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says it's quite the opposite.

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Anita Bonds Wins D.C. Special Election, Budget Referendum Passes

In a crowded field to fill the at-large seat on the D.C. Council, Democrat Anita Bonds carried the day with nearly a third of votes.

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Life After D.C.'s Special Election - What's Next?

We explore how Tuesday's special election in the District is likely to shape the dynamics of the D.C. Council and the challenges facing the city.

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D.C. Voters Head To Polls Today For Special Election

There is a special election in the District on Tuesday, as voters weigh in on who they want for a new at-large council member as well as deciding on a referendum calling for greater budget autonomy.

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