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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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The Politics Hour - February 19, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Fire and Emergency Services Chief Gregory Dean.

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The Politics Hour - February 5, 2016

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a run for his old Ward 7 Council seat. The Supreme Court won't challenge Virginia’s newly drawn Congressional districts. And Maryland’s former governor Martin O'Malley drops out of the presidential race.

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The Politics Hour - January 29, 2016

The region digs out after "Snowzilla." Metro gets a new board chair. Virginia considers an amendment to open the door to more charter schools.

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The Politics Hour – January 15, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett.

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When One Pick Isn't Enough: County Considers Ranked Choice Voting Proposal

As part of an effort to increase voter turnout, Montgomery County lawmakers are looking at introducing ranked choice voting for rare instances when there is a special election for certain countywide positions.

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The Politics Hour - December 4, 2015

D.C.’s Public Service Commission revisits a possible Exelon-Pepco merger. Local election officials in Prince William County debate the possibility of election fraud. And the trial of officers in the Freddie Gray case begins in Baltimore.

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