Senate rejects gun measures; D.C. Council race heats up; D.C. budget autonomy vote; Challenges of breaking news

April 18, 2013 - 03:38 PM
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Today on NewsTalk: A compromise measure to expand gun background checks on Wednesday fell six votes short of passage in the Senate. We talked with POLITICO's Rachel Smolkin about what this means for the gun debate.

D.C. voters head to the polls Tuesday for a special election to choose a new councilmemeber. We discussed the latest in the D.C. council race with Washington Post reporter Tim Craig and political strategist Doug Sloan.

Also on the ballot is a measure to give the District government more freedom to spend its own money. We talked with James Jones of D.C. Vote.

And, we discussed the challenges the media faces in covering breaking news like the Boston Marathon terror attack with ABC7/NewsChannel 8 reporter Rebecca Cooper.

Watch today's show below.









Friday at 10am: Northern Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly

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