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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

McDonnell Wants New Trial Over Jury Issues

McDonnell Wants New Trial Over Jury Issues

Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury in his case was potentially biased and may have acted improperly. Read »

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 5:35 AM

D.C. Council to Weigh Legal Sale of Marijuana

D.C. Council to Weigh Legal Sale of Marijuana

With District of Columbia residents poised to legalize possession of marijuana, the D.C. Council is starting to consider whether to allow its legal sale. Read »

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Decision 2014: What to Know About D.C.'s Mayoral Race

Playing catch-up when it comes to this fall's D.C. election? Start here.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Hillary Clinton Stumps for Brown in Maryland

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Martin O'Malley, two potential 2016 Democratic candidates for president, complimented each other at a get-out-the-vote rally on Thursday, but they also were careful to keep their... Read »

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Capito Could  Make History on Election Day

Capito Could Make History on Election Day

NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses Shelly Moore Capito, a Republican, who could become the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from West Virginia. In addition, she'd be the first Republican... Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 1:53 PM

D.C. Elections Chief Projecting 40 Percent Turnout

D.C. Elections Chief Projecting 40 Percent Turnout

The executive director of the District of Columbia Board of Elections is projecting 40 percent turnout for next week's election. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Voters Express Frustration on Upcoming Midterm Elections

Voters Express Frustration on Upcoming Midterm Elections

NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray shares his insight on the upcoming elections, including voter frustration and which races are still too close to call. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Obama Wants to Reassure U.S. Healthcare Workers

Obama Wants to Reassure U.S. Healthcare Workers

President Obama is holding some high-level meetings with his public health and national security teams, followed by an event at the White House, where he'll be introduced by Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantle. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Vote, Vote, Vote

Sherwood's Notebook: Vote, Vote, Vote

Welcome to the most interesting general election our city has seen in 20 years. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Uber, Lyft Can Continue Operating in D.C., Council Votes

Hundreds of D.C. taxi drivers descended on Freedom Plaza on Tuesday to demand that car services like Uber be held to the same regulations as taxis. 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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