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Virginia Restores Felons' Voting Rights

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Friday that restored voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons in the commonwealth.

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The Politics Hour - April 22, 2016

The D.C. Council bans pot clubs. A federal court in Virginia rules in favor of a transgender high school teen. And Pepco says it will raise rates by 10 percent.

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Big Spending, Deep Pockets Have Colored The Primary In Maryland's 8th District

Montgomery County's 8th Congressional district has been this year's most expensive. But will spending by deep-pocket candidates yield political results constituents are looking for?

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The Politics Hour - April 15, 2016

Congressional Republicans smack down a request to help fund Metro. Maryland lawmakers pass a major crime reform package. And Virginia's governor wants to shield drug companies making lethal injection drugs.

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The Politics Hour - April 8, 2016

Maryland approves a $5.6 billion dollar contract for the Purple Line. The D.C. Council reverses itself on pot clubs--again. And Virginia's governor vetoes a bill allowing parents to block explicit literature.

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'Surprising' Super PAC Spending Continues To Grow In Maryland Senate Race

Independent campaign groups are pouring unprecedented amounts of money into Maryland' s Senate race, and the cash is having an outsized influence on the Democratic primary race between Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards.

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Twelve Years That Shook And Shaped Washington: 1963-1975

The years between 1963 and 1975 were formative and tumultuous for the District. Kojo sits down with a local playwright and the co-curators of an exhibition at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum to discuss how the era shaped the city we live in today.

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The Politics Hour - April 1, 2016

Metro warns it may need to shut down entire rail lines for repairs in the future. Maryland Democrats maneuver to avoid the governor’s veto pen. And Virginia’s governor shoots down a “religious freedom” bill.

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LISTEN: Highlights From Maryland Senate Debate On 'The Politics Hour'

Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen, the two frontrunners for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's Senate race, squared off Friday in a live debate at WAMU 88.5's studios, featuring questions from Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood.

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Former D.C. Mayor Gray Outraises Rival Alexander In Council Race

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has raised more money than the incumbent he's trying to unseat on the D.C. Council.

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