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Bill to Take Away D.C.'s Budget Power Faces Potential Veto

Bill to Take Away D.C.'s Budget Power Faces Potential Veto

House Resolution 5233 would repeal a referendum, approved by D.C. voters in 2013, that granted the District budget autonomy. It allowed Washington to spend local tax collections and non-Federal funds without... Read »

5 hours ago

Va. Gov.: I Followed Law in Accepting Donations

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of a federal criminal investigation. Read »

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:54 AM

Virginia Gov. Under FBI Investigation

Virginia Gov. Under FBI Investigation

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. Read »

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:09 PM

Gray's Ex-Campaign Chair Worried About Adviser's Actions

Gray's Ex-Campaign Chair Worried About Adviser's Actions

Documents show that the chairwoman of former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign expressed concerned that his political adviser was running an off-the-books campaign. Read »

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:20 AM
Clinton, Trump 2 of Most Unpopular Likely Nominees in Decades

Clinton, Trump 2 of Most Unpopular Likely Nominees in Decades

Mark Murray of NBC News discusses the results of the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, which shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most unpopular likely presidential nominees in decades.... Watch »

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Trump Delegate Faces Child Porn, Explosives, Gun Charges

A Maryland Donald Trump delegate is accused of producing child porn, illegally transporting explosives and illegally possessing a machine gun. Read »

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Airbnb to Collect Hotel Tax in Montgomery County

Airbnb to Collect Hotel Tax in Montgomery County

Online lodging service Airbnb has reached an agreement with Montgomery County, Maryland to start collecting a hotel tax on behalf of its hosts. Read »

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:46 AM

Virginians Registering to Vote Ahead of 2012 Pace

Virginians Registering to Vote Ahead of 2012 Pace

Virginia residents are rushing to register to vote ahead of the November election. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: Two Radical Changes

Sherwood's Notebook: Two Radical Changes

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s ambitious — and expensive — plan to close the homeless shelter at D.C. General is getting a major rewrite. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Va. to Require Cameras With Ignition Interlock Devices

Va. to Require Cameras With Ignition Interlock Devices

Virginia is making changes to its anti-drunken driving ignition interlock program. 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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