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Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:36 PM

House Republican Suggests Returning D.C. to Md.

House Republican Suggests Returning D.C. to Md.

"...[Y]ou'd have to be high to think that Congress or anyone else is going to support making the District of Columbia the 51st state," said Rep. John Mica of Florida. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:19 PM
Lawmakers Criticize President's Travel Plans

Lawmakers Criticize President's Travel Plans

NBC's Senior Political Editor Mark Murray talks about Obama's trip to the West Coast and explains why some lawmakers have criticized the president for it. He also discusses Paul Ryan's latest speech on social... Watch »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 5:44 AM

D.C. Activists to Seek Local Aid From Congressman

D.C. Activists to Seek Local Aid From Congressman

District of Columbia activists plan to ask a congressman who wants to block the city from liberalizing its marijuana laws to handle a host of other local concerns. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 5:37 AM

O'Malley Holds 'Buy Local' Cookout

O'Malley Holds 'Buy Local' Cookout

Gov. Martin O'Malley is urging Maryland residents to buy locally produced food. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Fussin’ and Fightin’!

Sherwood's Notebook: Fussin’ and Fightin’!

A group of city leaders joined D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Capitol Hill last week. They were there to denounce Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie for successfully getting the House to pass a bill that... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 1:21 PM
Senate Democrats Unveil Their Border Bill

Senate Democrats Unveil Their Border Bill

NBC News political reporter Mark Murray discusses the latest border plan from Democrats in the Senate, and the new legal battle over President Obama's Affordable Care Act Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Bowser to Hold Hearings on Soccer Stadium Deal

Bowser to Hold Hearings on Soccer Stadium Deal

The D.C. councilmember who could end up deciding the fate of a proposed new soccer stadium for D.C. United will hold two public hearings on the project. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Md. Gun Law Debated in Federal Court

Md. Gun Law Debated in Federal Court

Lawyers for the state of Maryland have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against a gun-control law. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM

D.C. Congresswoman to Meet with TSA over License Disputes

D.C. Congresswoman to Meet with TSA over License Disputes

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will meet with TSA officials because of continuing problems D.C. residents are having using their D.C. licenses for identification. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:06 PM
Primary Voter Turnout Hits Historic Low

Primary Voter Turnout Hits Historic Low

Mark Murray joins Aaron Gilchrist in the studio to discuss why voter turnout for primary elections has fallen in 25 states. Murray suggests that American voters are tuning out. Watch »

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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.
Domenico Montanaro
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.
Chuck Todd
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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