Here on The Scrum podcast, we promise to cover politics "from Beacon Hill to the Beltway," and this week we finally took that literally. David S. Bernstein gathered up a few "Bostonians in exile" at the NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.-- Boston Globe Washington correspondent Matt Viser; and USA Today reporter Donovan Slack.

This week's topics: Why the Globe is hyping Elizabeth Warren for President; what Ted Cruz's campaign roll out got right; what the Veterans Administration is still hiding from you; and which "Bozos" are messing up John Kerry's legacy. Plus, what it's like to be a Bostonian in Washington, and Matt and Donovan's time in a "small concrete box inside a large concrete box," aka Boston City Hall.

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