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Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:22 PM

Clinton Names Va. Sen. Tim Kaine Her Running Mate

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she has selected the Virginia senator and former governor as her running mate. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 7:03 PM
Tim Kaine Supporters Prepare for Dem. VP Announcement

Tim Kaine Supporters Prepare for Dem. VP Announcement

Supporters of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine were making campaign buttons with Kaine's face alongside Clinton's on Friday in the hope he would be her pick for running mate. News4's Julie Carey reports on why they... Watch »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:15 PM

Va. Supreme Court Overturns Orders Allowing Felons to Vote

The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive orders that allowed more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in the state. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:30 PM

A Look at the DC Murder Statistic Trump Cited

The murder rate in Washington, D.C. is down 9 percent if you look at the data one way, but up 54 percent if you take another view. Trump cited the more alarming statistic. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 9:06 AM

Appeals Court Delay Requested in Ex-Va. Governor's Case

Appeals Court Delay Requested in Ex-Va. Governor's Case

Prosecutors have asked a federal appeals court to delay action for 30 days on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case - to allow both sides time to analyze it. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:18 AM
Disagreement Among Republicans at Convention Watch Parties

Disagreement Among Republicans at Convention Watch Parties

There were several Republican National Convention watch parties around the area Thursday night. News4’s Jackie Bensen talked to voters to see what they think about Donald Trump, and she found some disagreement... Watch »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:09 AM

Kaine Meets With Immigrants, Muslims Amid VP Speculation

As speculation increased about the possibility Kaine will be chosen as Clinton's running mate, the Democratic senator reached out to immigrant and Muslim communities in Northern Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 9:17 PM
Ben Carson Visits Virginia RNC Delegation Ahead of Trump Speech

Ben Carson Visits Virginia RNC Delegation Ahead of Trump Speech

Dr. Ben Carson visited the Virginia RNC delegation ahead of Donald Trump's prime time speech pushing for party unity as local delegates talked about what they are hoping for from the party's presidential... Watch »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 9:16 PM
Cuccinelli on Cruz RNC Speech

Cuccinelli on Cruz RNC Speech

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli describes what happened on the floor after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's non-endorsement of Donald Trump resulted in loud shouting and booing among the delegates. News4's... Watch »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Downplays VP Pick Speculation

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Downplays VP Pick Speculation

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine again addressed speculation on Thursday that he may be Hillary Clinton's selection for vice presidential candidate. "I'm in a little, momentary bubble of attention. It will be normal... Watch »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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