Fast and Furious; Mary Brooks Beatty; DC VegFest

      Today on NewsTalk, The{ }Justice Department's{ }inspector general ihas concluded that top justice officials failed to exercise proper oversight in the "Fast and Furious" operation. Politico's Rachel Smolkin joined us to{ }discuss.

      And, Mary Brooks Beatty, a Republican{ }candidate for DC's at-large council seat talked about her plans for the city. Her opponent, Councilman Michael Brown called in during the segment to reject claims made by Brooks Beatty who says{ }he was a lobbyist for a contractor.

      Then, Erica Meier told us about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the upcoming DC VegFest.

      Watch the rest of today's show after the jump.

      Friday at 10am: Alex Nicholson, author of{ }"Fighting to Serve"