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Delegates want controversial appointee to resign

Two Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates are calling on Gov. Robert McDonnell to ask for the resignation of a political appointee, just two weeks after he was named to his position.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , Virginia House of Delegates , Fred Malek , Republican National Committee , Scott Surovell , David Englin , Mark Plotkin , Nathan Hager

Friday - 05/21/2010, 05:15pm EDT

Get Congress' attention: Shut down bridges

"You take about 40 or 50 concrete Jersey barriers and you shut those bridges down for a day. You get those people's attention on Capitol Hill," says Doug Sloan, a candidate for D.C.'s non-voting delegate's seat.

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Doug Sloan , D.C. voting rights , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 05/14/2010, 12:47pm EDT

Norton discusses future of D.C. voting rights bill

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says progress on the D.C. Voting Rights Act needs to be made before Congress begins its "lame duck" session.

Tags: D.C. , Eleanor Holmes Norton , D.C. voting rights , D.C. voting rights bill , Mark Plotkin , Steny Hoyer , Tom Davis , D.C. Office of Cable Television , Comcast

Friday - 04/23/2010, 03:22pm EDT

Wilder calls on Kaine to step down as DNC chair

On the Politics Program with Mark Plotkin, former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder speaks out. And, a local member of Congress discusses the impact the Tea Party will have on the mid-term elections.

Tags: Doug Wilder , Tim Kaine , Democratic National Committee , President Obama , Mark Plotkin

Friday - 04/16/2010, 02:02pm EDT

Sen. Mikulski reacts to Justice Stevens' retirement

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says a nomination battle over a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens could take up a lot of the Senate's time this summer.

Tags: Maryland , Barbara Mikulski , Barack Obama , Supreme Court , John Paul Stevens , Mark Plotkin , Michelle Basch , mortgage reform

Friday - 04/09/2010, 03:26pm EDT

Gray stresses 'openness' in bid for D.C. mayor

D.C. Council Chairman and mayoral candidate Vince Gray is promising big changes if he's elected.

Tags: D.C. , Southeast D.C. , Vincent Gray , Adrian Fenty , Muriel Bowser , Cathy Lanier , Mark Plotkin , Michelle Basch , Mitchell Miller

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:07pm EDT

Former prosecutor discusses drive-by controversy

A former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia is weighing in on the controversy following a deadly drive-by shooting.

Tags: D.C. , Adrian Fenty , U.S. Attorney's Office , Jeff Taylor , Mark Plotkin

Friday - 04/02/2010, 04:11pm EDT

Norton: D.C. voting rights bill poised to pass in '10

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she thinks 2010 is the year a bill giving the District a voting seat in the House of Representatives will become law.

Tags: D.C. , D.C. voting rights , Adrian Fenty , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Mark Plotkin , D.C. voting rights bill

Friday - 03/26/2010, 08:28pm EDT
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