Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 7, 12-1 p.m.
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Fri March 7, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

A look at the week's regional news stories with the reporters, political commentators, and editors who covered them. This hour: Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings had his microphone cut off in mid-sentence by a Republican committee chairman in Washington. It happened at the end of a contentious hearing on the Internal Revenue Service. The Congressional Black Caucus has called for the committee chairman’s resignation. The chairman has apologized to Cummings, but the moment of political kabuki highlights the deep divisions in a Congress that has become increasingly polarized, and less able to pass legislation. We’ll talk about that story and others this hour with political analyst Barry Rascovar.

Maryland Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has his microphone cutoff mid-sentence by GOP Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.
Maryland Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has his microphone cutoff mid-sentence by GOP Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.
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Former IRS official Lois Lerner again pleads the Fifth during a Congressional hearing held to investigate claims the agency unfairly targeted conservative groups.

Issa Hands Democrats Weapon to Use on Him

More political infighting follows Cummings/Issa spat.

Issa apologizes to Cummings for microphone incident.

Maryland voters still unclear of Dem. gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown's vision for running the state.

Gansler decries state's running of health care exchange.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's sex assault bill fails passage.

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