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The Politics Hour

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Bowser Leads D.C. Mayoral Money Race With $465,000 Haul

The Ward 4 D.C. Council member took in more than her two collegues also vying for the city's top elected office.

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First Fundraising Reports Due In D.C. Mayoral Race

Come Wednesday night, D.C. mayoral contenders will have to report how much money they've taken in and how much they've spent.

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D.C. Mayoral Race Gets Fourth Candidate In Reta Jo Lewis

The race for D.C. Mayor is starting to become a crowd, as outsider Reta Jo Lewis has announced her intention to run.

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D.C. Legislators Express Dismay Over Most Recent Scandal

D.C. legislators are reeling after former Council member Michael Brown pleaded guilty to bribery, saying that his actions keep a dark cloud over City Hall.

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Scandal: A Primer On Misdeeds By D.C. Elected Officials

It's been a tough three years in D.C. politics, with a number of elected officials being embroiled in some sort of scandal.

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Jack Evans Makes Campaign For D.C. Mayor Official

It's no secret that Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans planned to run for mayor, but his campaign was made official Sunday morning.

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In Wake Of Indictment, D.C. Activists Renew Call For Campaign Finance Reforms

Good government activists say that this week's indictment of a former D.C. Council member proves that more work is needed on reforming the city's campaign finance laws.

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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom chat with Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Jack Evans, longtime member of the D.C. Council and soon-to-be mayoral candidate.

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A D.C. Politician's Secret Woes And Shocking End

John A. Wilson was one of the most powerful men in D.C. politics, but he had a secret that would eventually drive him to suicide.

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