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Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 5:44 AM

To Move Into White House, Trump May Have to Dump DC Hotel

To Move Into White House, Trump May Have to Dump DC Hotel

Whether he'll need to relinquish his stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., could come down to how a few words on a lease are interpreted. Read »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 7:08 PM
DC Probes If Political Interference Played Role in Contracts

DC Probes If Political Interference Played Role in Contracts

Members of the D.C. Council are conducting three days of closed sessions to look into possible pay-to-play arrangements after a leader of the Department of General Services quit abruptly. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 12:10 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine Talks Election, Future With News4

Sen. Tim Kaine Talks Election, Future With News4

Sen. Tim Kaine sat down with News4's Aaron Gilchrist to talk about what he's been up to since the election. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 5:46 AM

DC Mayor to Announce New HIV Treatment Effort

DC Mayor to Announce New HIV Treatment Effort

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce a new effort to fight HIV and AIDS. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Mayor: DC Sets Example for Reducing Carbon Footprint

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will address an international climate change conference in Mexico, telling her counterparts how Washington is leading the nation in efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 7:06 PM

DC Mayor Wants to Turn Away Homeless From Other States

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to make it easier to deny shelter to homeless people who don't live in the District. Read »

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 7:01 PM

Proposal Would Give Workers in DC 11 Weeks Paid Family Leave

Proposal Would Give Workers in DC 11 Weeks Paid Family Leave

People who work in D.C. -- except government workers -- could get 11 weeks of paid leave for a new baby or to care for a sick family member. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 7:27 PM
Flag Burning: DC Residents Say They Don't Like It, But Know It's Protected Speech

Flag Burning: DC Residents Say They Don't Like It, But Know It's Protected Speech

After Donald Trump made flag burning the topic of conversation again today when he shared his opinions via tweet, News4's Tom Sherwood wanted to find out what people in the District think. Watch »

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 5:07 PM

The Man Behind Biden-Pranking-Trump Memes

The Man Behind Biden-Pranking-Trump Memes

The Washington, D.C.-area Hillary Clinton supporter decided to start churning out tweets matching photos of President Obama and Vice President Biden with fake captions that show Biden planning to prank... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Marion Barry's Gravesite Gets Headstone

The grave site of the "Mayor for Life" now has a black stone memorial that pays tribute to Barry's four terms as mayor, his years on the D.C. Council and his civil rights background. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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