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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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Hogan's Popularity Continues To Climb In Maryland As He Shirks Presidential Politics

A new poll shows Marylanders continue to approve of the job their governor is doing, despite opposition he's running into with Democrats over taxes and spending.

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The Politics Hour - March 4, 2016

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Super Tuesday: Wrap Up As Virginia Votes

We discuss the results, in particular the Republican winner and what it means in a battleground state going into the general election.

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The Mechanics Of Democracy: Virginia's Voting Machines

Last summer, Virginia decertified nearly a third of its voting machines because they had virtually no protection against hacking. While those particular machines have been replaced, many of the Commonwealth's remaining machines are vulnerable due to age or poor security, and Virginia isn't alone in these issues.

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