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greek election is over. the conservative new democracy party won more votes. that means greece is not likely to move away from the euro, as some economists had feared. they will stick to the bailout plan proposed by the eu. the white house congratulated greece on holding the election during a difficult time. president obama has left chicago, where he was spending time with this family for father's day. he is now heading to mexico for the g-20 summit. it runs through tuesday. the economy and immigration are the big stories this week. we talked about these issues earlier tonight. running as now to talk about the big political headlines is the senior editor of "politico." the immigration policy the
president obama announced. it is interesting to see how the republicans have responded to this. it seems like mitt romney is tap dancing around the subjects. >> powerful but -- the republicans have been flailing about. allowing young people to be able to stay in the country. mitt romney has been going after the process but not the substance of the policy. same with a lot of members of congress. they know the policy is rather popular. all they can really do it is ding the president by going by executive order. that is a pretty arcane arguments for a lot of voters. >> they do not want to lose the hispanic vote. we heard mitt romney this morning. >> mitt romney ran to the right during the primaries on immigration. he was saying, deport illegal aliens. he knows there is a big latino votes that he does not want to
lose. he has to be real careful about what he says. >> on that note, david this could tip the scales in some swing states. >> it is interesting, the state'ss -- colorado, new mexico, nevada. that could make all the difference. right in our backyard, in virginia there is a growing latino population. who knows? it could make a difference there as well. >> we will have to wait and see. we see mitt romney in ohio. he is putting a lot of energy in ohio. president obama was there. it seems like he is casting some flak over a speech he gave. >> barack obama was there. on thursday, he gave that 54-
minute speech that did not seem to state anything new. interesting to me, a lot of democrats and liberals have been going after the president of their own party. they are not very happy with his performance. >> it seems like they want him to bury the message a little bit more. -- the very the message a little bit more. >> not rambled on for close to one hour. >> thank you very much. get ready for some major changes in your morning and evening commute. metro's rush plus program begins tomorrow. travelers on the yellow, green and orange lines will see more trains during peak rush-hour periods. maryland's newest casino is booming with business. there is talk about an mgm
casino and -- at national harbor. there are mixed opinions of more games. >> the maryland live casino opened last week and it has been jammed back ever since. now, even before the dust has settled, a much awaited consultant's report has concluded that maryland can support a sixth casino location at national harbor in prince george's county. the county executive says he never had any doubt. >> having a facility will attract more people not just to the facility, but to the outside of national harbor. >> the report was presented to a governor's commission. the addition of traditional table games with live dealers at all of the location. such an expansion will need an
additional $160 million a year in revenue to the state. >> a casino that is a billion dollars would be another anchor in prince george's county. >> there is a vocal opposition. members of the prince george's church group made their position known. >> been added to is outweighed the positives. >> and then there are the people behind maryland live. they remain resolutely opposed to the d.c. area competitor. >> these numbers are highly uncertain. >> what happens next is the gaming commission will make a recommendation by next week. if they say it looks like it would work to have the casino at the national harbor, they will make a recommendation. legislators will help with the governor. it is possible they will call a
special session in july to vote on the idea of putting the question of a casino to the voters in november. that is the plan anyway. >> mgm's proposal includes 4000 slot machines, 250 table games. still to come, all look at the stories ahead this week and what is next for the jerry sandusky trial. see which cameras make more money than any others in the city. >> a few pop up showers to the west.
sandusky can have an expert testified about a psychiatric condition that his lawyers said could explain his actions. on friday, unmatchable be honoring the victim of the deadly red line train -- metro will be honoring the victims of the deadly red line train crash that killed nine people in june of 2009. the trains collided. the crash was the deadliest in the transit system's history. vincent gray has a court day tomorrow. he is scheduled to have jury duty at d.c. superior court. he will pick up his normal duties at night. here is a look at our local sports teams and their schedules for the week. the national's welcome the tampa bay rays to d.c. tuesday through thursday.
>> it looks that we are cranking up the heat. >> tomorrow, wrote it will be below average one more day, so enjoy it while you can. after that, it is hot, hot hot. a few showers popping up across western maryland. we will take a look at that on doppler. 77 degrees that was the high temperature at breaking national airport. -- reagan national airport. beenbeen looking at temperatures across the area, 65 and leesburg.
look at their high temperatures today, only made of to 72 degrees. temperatures will fall another five-seven degrees of the the next few hours. winchester at 66, manassas 64. southern maryland, 64 degrees. temperatures are a lot cooler off to the north. look at the heat and humidity. mid part of the country, this is what is on the way. by wednesday thursday, friday, could be looking at temperatures in the mid-and 90's. that is when it is going to feel really uncomfortable outside. satellite's radar, a few showers in western pennsylvania. not gone to amount to a whole lot. here is the one cluster of
moving off towards the north and east. really going to be very light. a few showers popped up late tomorrow afternoon. shenandoah valley, that is not going to add up to munch. a 30% chance. upper 50's to mid-60's. here is the extended outlook. hotter weather is on the way. 95 on wednesday upper 90's on thursday, a chance for some thunderstorms on friday. this will be the hottest air we have had across the mid-atlantic all year. could be looking at breaking some records. i think the records for bwi will
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in a flash we caught cars going bust down on the 600 block of new york avenue getting nabbed by the speed camera for going over the 35 miles per hour left. that might be white this speed radar has turned out the biggest chunk of the 420,000 tickets d.c. has issued this year. >> that is how they make their money. >> the spot with the second most offenders is right here on the 1900 block of branch ave. >> that could be pretty close to entrapment. >> watched as these drivers cruising down slam on their brakes just as they reach the radar enforcement. >> i think it is hard to slow down to 25. >> 295 southwest also on the
list. >> i have deficit in the ones on 295. >> this one is on the 600 block of the missouri avenue. drivers know all of them are on heavily traveled arteries. >> i think they are targeting commuters. >> capt. lanier says these cameras could be saving lives. -- cathy lanier says these cameras could be saving lives.