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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 10:23 PM

D.C. Mayor Pledges Streetcar Will Open

D.C. Mayor Pledges Streetcar Will Open

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser promised Tuesday that the city's long-delayed streetcar line will open. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 8:20 PM
D.C. Economy Booming 20 Years After Control Board

D.C. Economy Booming 20 Years After Control Board

The booming economy in the district today is a far cry from the city's near bankruptcy 20 years ago, when Congress created a controverisal control board that took over city finances. News4's Tom Sherwood takes a... Watch »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 8:16 PM

Bowser to Deliver Her 1st 'State of the District'

Bowser to Deliver Her 1st 'State of the District'

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to deliver her first "State of the District'' speech. Read »

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:43 PM

Virginia Governor Tries to Woo Indiana Businesses

Virginia Governor Tries to Woo Indiana Businesses

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is courting Indiana businesses in the wake of that state's governor signing legislation that's been criticized as unfriendly to gay and lesbian workers. Read »

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 5:29 AM

Hogan Signing Vietnam Veterans Day Bill

Hogan Signing Vietnam Veterans Day Bill

Vietnam veterans are getting some long-delayed appreciation in Maryland. Read »

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 5:09 PM

The Week Ahead: Ted Cruz in Control?

The Week Ahead: Ted Cruz in Control?

First candidate Ted Cruz hits the trail in Iowa, Kennedy Institute is dedicated in Boston, a summit on Cuba, it's April Fool’s Day and the lowdown on who is next to enter the Presidential fray. Read »

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:24 PM
Meet the Press Preview: Conflict in Yemen, Iran Nuclear Talks

Meet the Press Preview: Conflict in Yemen, Iran Nuclear Talks

Chuck Todd and guests will discuss rebel advances in Yemen, talks about Iran's nuclear capability and more on Meet the Press this Sunday. Watch »

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 8:56 AM

Audit: Md. Misallocated $28.4M for Health Exchange

Audit: Md. Misallocated $28.4M for Health Exchange

A federal audit says Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and is recommending the state pay the money back. Read »

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 7:04 AM

D.C. Mayor to Detail New Approach to Job Training

D.C. Mayor to Detail New Approach to Job Training

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is launching a new approach to job training for unemployed city residents. Read »

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 11:30 PM

Rubio Seeks to Strip Gun-Control Authority From D.C. Officials

Rubio Seeks to Strip Gun-Control Authority From D.C. Officials

A likely Republican presidential candidate has introduced a bill that would ban local elected officials in the nation's capital from enacting gun-control laws. 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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