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Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:42 PM
      

Eric Cantor Steps Down as House Majority Leader

Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror. Read »

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McDonnell Trial Judge: 'I Can't Take Another Second'

Former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams will take the stand for a third day in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife after the judge cut off defense questioning Thursday,... Read »

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Former D.C. Mayors to Celebrate Bowser's Birthday

Former D.C. Mayors to Celebrate Bowser's Birthday

The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital is turning 42, and a who's who of local politics is helping her celebrate. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Schwartz Touts Education Record in D.C. Mayoral Bid

Schwartz Touts Education Record in D.C. Mayoral Bid

Former D.C. council member Carol Schwartz says she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:30 PM
      

McAuliffe 'Heartsick' Over Cantor's Primary Loss

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the unexpected loss by Republican Eric Cantor in last month's GOP primary left him "heartsick." Read »

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: How They Really Feel

Sherwood's Notebook: How They Really Feel

There was lots of swooning last week when President Barack Obama deigned to embrace statehood for the District. But the reaction from Florida Republican Rep. John Mica might tell us more about how people really... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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Former D.C. Councilmember Reports to Federal Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Reports to Federal Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown reported to federal prison Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 4:51 PM
Obama Taking 4 Letter Writers to Dinner

Obama Taking 4 Letter Writers to Dinner

Carrie Dann joins Eun Yang in the studio to discuss President Obama's trip to Kansas City as well as what Congress has slated before the August recess.

By Eun Yang, Carrie Dan Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:30 PM
      

Lawyer: CEO Became Maureen McDonnell's 'Favorite Playmate'

Lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell said in court Tuesday that her marriage had broken down by the time a former CEO began to lavish gifts on her. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:16 PM
      

D.C. Mayor Signs Bill Banning Styrofoam

Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill banning the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia. 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.
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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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