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Sherwood's Notebook: Take a Seat …With History

Sherwood's Notebook: Take a Seat …With History

On Monday, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G (Chevy Chase) joined in celebrating a new bench in Julian Bond’s honor. Its proclamation said Bond walked and sat along Connecticut Avenue, “always greeting both... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 7:15 PM

First Gender-Neutral Driver's Licenses Issued in DC

Washington, D.C. began offering gender-neutral driver's licenses Tuesday, becoming the first city in the country to do so. Read »

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 6:44 PM
Park Bench Remembers Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond

Park Bench Remembers Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond

Civil rights leader Julian Bond was a man of action, but he also appreciated the importance of time to think, particularly on a park bench among his neighbors in D.C. "He liked the idea of sitting on... Watch »

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Sen. Muse to Run for Prince George's County Executive

Sen. Muse to Run for Prince George's County Executive

State Sen. C. Anthony Muse says he is running for Prince George's County executive. Read »

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 11:16 AM

AP Analysis: Virginia Districts Drawn to Help GOP

AP Analysis: Virginia Districts Drawn to Help GOP

Energized Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump means Virginians will have a lot more choices when they pick members to the state House of Delegates this year. But many Democratic candidates will... Read »

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:31 PM

New Laws Take Effect in Maryland on July 1

New Laws Take Effect in Maryland on July 1

Here's a look at new laws taking effect in Maryland July 1. Read »

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:45 PM

Jim Graham's Body Lying in Repose at DC City Hall

The body of late former D.C. Council Member Jim Graham is lying in repose at the John A. Wilson Building, Washington's city hall. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:09 PM

Rushern Baker Announces Run for Governor

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker has announced he will run for governor. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Hail to the…Supreme Court?

Sherwood's Notebook: Hail to the…Supreme Court?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a rock band — and its ruling could help legally settle the fight over the name “Redskins.” Read »

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Bow Ties Encouraged at Memorial for Jim Graham

To many D.C. residents, former D.C. Councilman Jim Graham was the politician who wore bow ties and could be seen driving his Volkswagen Beetle convertible all over town. Read »

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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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