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"