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Monday, Sep 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Consultant Off Bowser Campaign After Philly Scandal Surfaces

Consultant Off Bowser Campaign After Philly Scandal Surfaces

A high-level consultant to D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser is no longer working for her campaign after he and his company were publicly linked to another mayoral campaign scandal. Read »

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5 Things to Know About Former Va. Governor Trial

5 Things to Know About Former Va. Governor Trial

Jurors will begin deliberations Tuesday in the public corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, who could face decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines if convicted. Read »

Monday, Sep 1, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Former Culpeper Mayor Appeals Sex Crime Conviction

Former Culpeper Mayor Appeals Sex Crime Conviction

Former Culpeper Mayor Chip Coleman is appealing a sexual battery conviction. Read »

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Wife of Maryland U.S. Rep. Andy Harris Dies

Wife of Maryland U.S. Rep. Andy Harris Dies

Sylvia Harris, the wife of Maryland congressman Andy Harris, has died unexpectedly. The couple had been married for more than 30 years. Read »

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM
What's Next in Syria?

What's Next in Syria?

President Barack Obama is weighing his options on potential options against ISIS in Syria. NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray has more on what the overarching strategy is on fighting ISIS, and how that... Watch »

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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By Carissa Dimargo

Brown and Hogan Agree to Second Televised Debate

Brown and Hogan Agree to Second Televised Debate

The hour-long debate between Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan is scheduled for Oct. 13. Read »

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM
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By Associated Press

Va. AG Commits to Hiring Veterans

Va. AG Commits to Hiring Veterans

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will begin making his office a certified "Virginia Values Veterans" employer. Read »

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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By Associated Press

Anne Arundel Primary Was Costliest in County History

Anne Arundel Primary Was Costliest in County History

The Anne Arundel County Republican primary for county executive was the most expensive in county history. Read »

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:49 AM

McDonnell Trial: Jury to Get Case Tuesday

Closing arguments and rebuttal in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, ended Friday, and the jury will get the case Tuesday. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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By NBC Washington staff

Former D.C. Council Candidate Gets 60 Days in Jail

Former D.C. Council Candidate Gets 60 Days in Jail

A former candidate for the D.C. Council was sentenced to 60 days in prison Thursday for filing a false statement on a campaign finance report. Read »

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Julie Carey
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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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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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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