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The Politics Hour - Nov. 22, 2013

A breakdown in mental health care services contributes to a tragedy for a prominent Virginia lawmaker. Construction bumps continue to plague the Silver Spring Transit Center. And D.C. planners put the brakes on revising building height limits. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Libertarian, Republican Mayoral Candidates Jump Into The Fray For D.C. Primary

It's not just Democrats that will get to participate in April's D.C. primary: a Libertarian and Republican have thrown their hats in the ring for the city's top elected office.
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At First Debate, D.C. Mayoral Contenders Take Aim At Gray

A crowded field of mayoral contenders took the opportunity at their first debate to criticize the potential candidate not in room: Mayor Vincent Gray.
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Busboys And Poets' Andy Shallal Makes Mayoral Campaign Official

After announcing his intention to run for mayor last week on The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal made his campaign official today with an event at Ben's Chili Bowl.

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D.C. Council And Attorney General Candidate Spar Over Timing Of Election

Paul Zukerberg is running to be D.C.'s first elected attorney general, but if the D.C. Council has its way, he won't be on the ballot until 2018.
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Busboys And... Politics? Shallal Jumps Into D.C. Mayoral Race, As Does Orange

The owner of the Busboys and Poets chain and the longtime city politician are now among the contenders for D.C.'s top office.
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The Politics Hour - Nov. 15, 2013

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.

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The Politics Hour - Nov. 8, 2013

Tom Sherwood and Kojo make sense of the results of this week's elections in Virginia and look ahead to big races looming in D.C. and Maryland next year.

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The Politics Hour - Nov. 1, 2013

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with E.W. Jackson, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, and with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray.

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Money Flows Into D.C. Mayoral Race From Across Country And World

Forty percent of the $1.8 million collected by D.C.'s mayoral contenders has come from beyond city limits, with one contribution having come from as far away as the Democratic Republic of Congo.