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The Politics Hour - June 27, 2014

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio, fresh off his win in the 2014 Democratic primary.

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National Archives To Display Famous Signatures

The institution will display signatures from historic figures, and an oddly controversial dress worn by Michelle Obama on the president's first election night in 2008.
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Was O'Malley's Climate Change Speech Full Of Hints At Presidential Bid?

In a policy speech on Thursday, Maryland governor Martin O'Malley pledged to work to cut greenhouse gas emissions — perhaps foreshadowing a plank of a potential 2016 presidential bid.

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O'Malley Needs 'Reflection Time' Before Committing To Presidential Run

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley is taking his time deciding whether or not run for the White House in 2016, saying he needs to reflect later this year before making a decision.

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Analysis: O'Malley Building His Brand For Presidential Run In 2016

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has staked out positions that will endear him to liberal members of the Democratic Party, but as Josh Kraushaar of the National Journal explains, the effects on his general election prospects are cloudier.

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Inauguration Preparations Begin In Earnest In D.C.

The turnout for President Barack Obama's second inauguration in 2013 is expected to be less than for his first, but the District is bracing itself for big numbers nonetheless.

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Congressional Redistricting And The Electoral College

Virginia Republicans have launched the latest congressional redistricting effort, a strategy which many say contributes to partisan gridlock in Washington. Please join us to discuss the politics of gerrymandering and proposed changes to the Electoral College.

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Long Election Day Lines The Target Of Federal Legislation

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly and Sen. Mark Warner are proposing federal legislation to address the prohibitively long lines that snarled the commonwealth and other states on Election Day.

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Racially-Tinged Harassment At Virginia School After Obama's Re-Election

Officials at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia are reporting a disturbing episode from Election Night, when several dozen students gathered to shout racial slurs and threats outside the school's Minority Student Union.

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The Politics Hour

U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) and D.C. Council member-elect Davis Grosso (I- At-Large) join us in the studio.