Alsobrooks Discusses MD General Assembly Session, New Indiana Law Causing Concerns with the NCAA

March 27, 2015 - 12:57 PM
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State Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George’s) talked about his proposal to block Executive Baker’s property tax increase.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks discusses the measures she is tracking during the Maryland General Assembly's session.

Amanda Terkel from the Huffington Post talked about the NCAA expressing “concern” about a new Indiana law allowing businesses to deny service to LGBT people.

In our Friday Focus on You, the Washington Animal Rescue League’s Dan Shillitoe has a spring pet health checklist.

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Executive Ike Leggett; Sports Roundup

March 26, 2015 - 01:35 PM
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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett talked about this year's legislative session in Annapolis.

And Monica McNutt looked at the Wizards, who are in free fall. Also: the resurrection of ESPN 980's Man Cave and provided a preview of tomorrow's Maryland-Duke game.
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DC To See Population Boom; Obamacare Turns 5

March 25, 2015 - 01:04 PM
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A new Council of Governments report predicts the DC region will add more than 1 million people and jobs over the next 25 years. Tim Lovain and Chuck Bean, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments joined us with details.

And, it's been 5 years since the Affordable Care Act became law. We talked to Politico's Kyle Cheney about the controversial law and the challenges it still faces. We also took President Obama's live remarks on the Obamacare anniversary.
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Hillary Clinton; Martin O'Malley; 2016 Presidential Election; Tax Season; Obamacare Anniversary

March 24, 2015 - 01:59 PM
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If Hillary Clinton falters, other Democrats, like Martin O'Malley, hope to fill the vacuum. Washington Post report John Wagner talked about O'Malley's weekend visit to Iowa.

CPA Joey Musmar answers viewer tax questions.

Five years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, we assessed the law's impact with Rachel Klein of FamiliesUSA, Twila Brase of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom and Jonathan Cohn of The Huffington Post.

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Powerful Chairman Blocks Vote, Again; Ted Cruz Announces WH Bid; Schock Resigns

March 23, 2015 - 01:12 PM
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Is a powerful committee chairman, an attorney with a large drunk-driving practice, blocking consideration of major legislation in Annapolis?

We talked with former MADD president Chuck Hurley, head of the non-profit's Maryland Legislative Board.

Then, Politico's Mike Zapler talked about Ted Cruz jumping into the 2016 presidential race and the probe of Rep. Aaron Schock, who announced his resignation after questions were raised about his spending.
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Israel's Presidential Race; Clinton's Email Scandal; Unfair Pay; Gray Investigation

March 20, 2015 - 11:47 AM
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Politico's Roger Simon discussed Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's come-from-behind victory in this week's elections and public reaction to Hillary Clinton's email issues.

Workplace guru Mary Abbajay talked about what happens when workers discover that under-performing officemates make more than they do.

And Washingtonian's Harry Jaffe looked at federal prosecutor Ron Machen's decision to return to the private sector before the probe of Vince Gray's 2010 campaign is complete.

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1-on-1 With Gov. Hogan; A Healthcare Windfall for DC?; 1-on-1 with Vince Gray

March 19, 2015 - 12:00 PM
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We aired an interview taped Wednesday in Annapolis with Gov. Larry Hogan, who discussed the legislature's response to his agenda.


Walter Smith of DC Appleseed talked about whether Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be forced to spend some of its excess reserves on community health care. Also: marijuana legalization and budget autonomy.

And we talked with former Mayor Vince Gray about Ron Machen's decision to return to the private sector, the street car program, marijuana and the Nationals. Watch today's full hour in the clips below. Click "Continue Reading" to see segments 2 through 4.

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The Baker Budget; NFL Star Quits Over Health Worries

March 18, 2015 - 12:53 PM
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The political and legal implications of County Executive Baker's budget proposal. We talked with journalist Miranda Spivack, Chamber president David Harrington and civic activist Judy Robinson.
Then: the retirement of an NFL star sets off new questions about player safety. We talked with Washington Post deputy sports editor Cindy Boren and 106.7 The Fan's Michael Williams.
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Ron Machen Stepping Down; St. Patrick's Day Soberride

March 17, 2015 - 11:57 AM
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Washington Post reporter Keith Alexander talked about prosecutor Ron Machen's decision to return to the private sector.
We took live coverage of Secret Service director Joseph Clancy's testimony before a House panel.

In our final segment we got a briefing on tonight's SoberRide from Kurt Erickson of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program.
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Baker Unveils 2016 Budget Proposal; NCAA Tournament; NFL Free Agency

March 16, 2015 - 01:47 PM
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Prince George's Executive Rushern Baker and Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell talked about the executive's proposed FY '16 budget, which would raise property taxes to fund an increase in education.

Then, we took a look at the upcoming NCAA tournament from Monica McNutt. Watch today's full hour in the clips below. Click "Continue Reading" to see segments 2 through 4.

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Immigration; Potholes; Fitness Supplements

March 13, 2015 - 03:38 PM
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Should babies born to undocumented mothers on U.S. soil automatically be considered citizens? We covered opposing views.

AAA's John Townsend talked about the impact potholes are having on our commutes and our cars.

And personal trainer Josef Brandenburg sorted out the confusing claims of fitness supplements.

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MD Race; Smoking Lawsuit; Journey to Selma

March 12, 2015 - 03:21 PM
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Former Prince George’s State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey talked about the growing support for the Bob McDonnell appeal and his bid for the House seat now held by Rep. Donna Edwards.

Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe discussed the lawsuit filed by a D.C. family against neighbors who smoke.

And Peaceoholics co-founder and two D.C.-area youth talked about their recent trip to Selma. Watch the full hour in the clips below. Click "Continue Reading" to see segments 2 and 3.

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Fallout From the Geer Case; Metro Searches for New GM; Streetcar Program in Trouble; Phil Mendelson

March 11, 2015 - 01:46 PM
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Fairfax Board Chairwoman Sharon Bulova talked about the John Geer case and this year's General Assembly session.

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson discussed marijuana legalization and the city's ill-fated streetcar program.

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Scramble for MD Senate Seat Intensifies; Nationals Season Preview; Climate Change Banned

March 10, 2015 - 12:53 PM
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DC Streetcars Scrapped?; Selma: 50 Years Later; Clinton Email Controversy

March 9, 2015 - 12:39 PM
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DC's streetcar program could come to a screeching halt as city leaders become exasperated with the project's mounting problems.

We talked with David Alpert of Greater, Greater, Washington and Martin DiCaro of WAMU 88.5.

And, thousands gather to mark 50 years since the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. We discussed how the day was marked, and the work that's left to be done.

Plus, Politico's Katie Glueck joined us with the latest on the Hillary Clinton email controversy. Watch today's full hour in the clips below. Click Continue Reading to see segments 2 through 4.

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Atty. General Karl Racine; SCOTUS to Rule on Obamacare; Metro Searches for New GM; Planning for Retirement

March 6, 2015 - 11:51 AM
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DC Attorney General Karl Racine talked about the tension between the city and congressional leaders on the legalization of marijuana.

The Supreme Court hears a challenge to the Affordable Care Act subsidies. Ken Jost, who writes the Jost on Justice blog, told us what it was like inside the courtroom.

And DC Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) talked about Metro’s search for a new GM, marijuana legalization and the DCPS initiative aimed at helping boys of color.

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VA Assembly Concludes; Latest Fallout From the Geer Case; Obamacare Case Goes Before SCOTUS; More Winter Weather for DC Area

March 4, 2015 - 12:27 PM
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Sen. Barbara Favola, Del. Tim Hugo and reporter Michael Pope discussed this year's legislative session in Richmond.

Michael talked about the latest fallout from the Geer case in Fairfax.

Politico's Joanne Kenen looked at the Obamacare challenge that is before the Supreme Court today.

And meteorologist Brian van de Graaff joined us with the latest on tomorrow's forecast.

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SENATOR MIKULSKI RETIRING; YOUTH GROUP PREPARES FOR SELMA; HILLARY CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL; ROUGH WINTER

March 3, 2015 - 02:25 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Bruce DePuyt spoke with Center Maryland Columnist, Josh Kurtz about Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement.

Peaceoholics Co-Founder and Community Organizer Ron Moten spoke about taking a group of young people to Selma. Alabama for the 50th Anniversary Events of "bloody Sunday."

Political reporter for Politico Gabriel Debendetti talked about a new report revealing Hillary Clinton used her private email account exclusively while she was Secretary of State.

It's been a very rough winter and it's not over yet. Meteorologist Brian Van De Graaff talked about the challenging forecast for the next couple of days.

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DC GOP Tells Hill: Back Off; Congress Reaches DHS Compromise...Sort of; Growing Pot 101

March 2, 2015 - 12:43 PM
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DC Republican activist Patrick Mara looked at the tension between the Hill and the city on marijuana legalization.

Former Congressman Jim Moran and Politico Senior Policy Reporter David Nather talked about the conservative rebellion that caused the House to come up short on DHS funding this weekend.

Washington Post gardening columnist Adrian Higgins offered advice on how to 'grow your own.'

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OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION; NET NEUTRALITY; "WHAT COLOR IS THIS DRESS?";ADOPT A DOG

February 27, 2015 - 01:38 PM
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Did President Obama have the legal authority to issue his executive order on immigration? We asked Jonathan Keim of the Judicial Crisis Network and Philip Woglin of the Center for American Progress.

Washington Post's Brian Fung broke down the FCC vote on "net neutrality."

Plus, Dr. Steven Schneid explained why the internet went crazy over a picture of a dress that appears different colors to different people.

And we talked with the Washington Animal Rescue League about a dog that's made a great recovery from hardship and is now available for adoption.

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