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      The rise of the Nationals; Maryland Legislature passes gun control bill; Critics slam Virginia abortion bill

      Today on NewsTalk: The Washington Nationals are making it look easy, with a{}season-opening{}sweep of the Marlins. We talked with freelance sports writer and author Elliott Smith about the team's young stars.

      The Maryland Legislature has approved some of the strictest gun{}control laws in the nation.{}We talked with Washington Post Maryland politics editor Christian Davenport about the big win for Governor Martin O'Malley.

      And in Richmond, it was a historic session for the Virginia Legislature, as lawmakers passed a new transportation{}measure and a controversial abortion bill. We talked with state Senator Barbara Favola and Delegate Patrick Hope.

      Watch today's show below.

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