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Cardin: Obama should push harder for D.C. voting rights

President Barack Obama has been calling for democracy in Egypt, but a U.S. senator says that the president should be doing more for voting rights for D.C. residents.

Tags: D.C. voting rights , Ben Cardin , politics program , U.S Helsinki Commission

Sunday - 02/06/2011, 01:58pm EST

Ben Cardin appears on the 'Politics Program'

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., joined WTOP's Mark Plotkin Friday morning for the weekly Politics Program.

Tags: Ben Cardin , Pepco ,

Friday - 02/04/2011, 01:06pm EST

Former Md. Gov. had gun during term in office

Marvin Mandel revealed to WTOP Friday he faced a number of security concerns, including death threats, during his time in office during the 1970's. Members of the Maryland State Police suggested he carry a pistol as the threats increased.

Tags: Marvin Mandel , Maryland State Police , gun , The Politics Program ,

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:00pm EST

Two former mayors doubt 'Skins will play in D.C. soon

On Friday's Politics Program with Mark Plotkin, two former D.C. mayors said the Redskins will stay at FedEx Field for some time.

Tags: Marion Barry , Sharon Pratt , Anthony Williams , politics program , Washington Redskins , FedEx Field , Jack Kent Cooke , Dan Snyder

Friday - 01/07/2011, 11:40am EST

Pr. George's officials split on Leslie Johnson's future

Prince George's County officials have a split view on the future of council member-elect Leslie Johnson, some saying she should resign following charges of corruption, while others aruge she should endure until proven guilty.

Tags: Leslie Johnson , Jack Johnson , Justin Ross , Mel Franklin , Jay Walker , Paul D. Shinkman ,

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 01:25pm EST

Gray criticized for missing officer's funeral

D.C.'s next mayor has already upset some constituents by missing the funeral for a city police officer Thursday.

Tags: Vincent Gray , Adrian Fenty , Paul Dittamo , Kristopher Baumann , Kwame Brown , D.C. elections , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 07:56pm EDT

Shots fired again at Marine Corps museum

Shots were fired at the Marine Corps museum in Triangle, Va. -- the fourth time someone has fired at military-related buildings in the last few weeks. The FBI is urging the shooter to surrender.

Tags: Marine Corps , Marine Corps Museum , Pentagon , Triangle , Chantilly , Arlington , Colleen Kelleher , Cathy Lanier , Kim Chinn , Kattherine Schweit , shootings , FBI , Prince William County Police , Brian Villard , Quantico , Marine Corps Marathon , Marine Corps recruiting station , Gerry Connolly , Keith Fimian , The Politics Program , John Perren , FBI Washington Field Office , Mike Crosbie

Friday - 10/29/2010, 10:59am EDT

GOP candidates discuss plans for Montgomery Co.

Three Republicans running for office in Montgomery County say they have a real shot, even though the county is heavily-Democratic.

Tags: politics program , Jerry Cave , Maryland State Senate , Brian Frosh , InterCounty Connector , Purple Line , Capital Crescent Trail , Montgomery County Council , Rob Vricella , Roger Berliner , Robin Ficker , Kate Ryan

Friday - 10/01/2010, 08:39pm EDT

Rhee's future uncertain under Gray

Democratic mayoral nominee Vincent Gray still refuses to confirm if he will ask Michelle Rhee to stay on as schools chancellor.

Tags: Vince Gray , Michelle Rhee , Adrian Fenty , Primary elections , politics program , Waiting for Superman

Friday - 09/17/2010, 06:06pm EDT

Pepco grades itself on customer communication

Pepco is defending its response to Sunday's storm, but says it does not deserve a good grade for customer communication.

Tags: politics program , Pepco , severe weather , Tom Graham

Friday - 07/30/2010, 02:23pm EDT
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