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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Marion Barry Hosting Documentary About His Ward

Marion Barry Hosting Documentary About His Ward

Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has produced a documentary about the ward he represents on the D.C. Council. Read »

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Sherwood's Notebook: It’s Not Debatable…

Sherwood's Notebook: It’s Not Debatable…

On Thursday, mayoral candidates Carol Schwartz, David Catania and Muriel Bowser finally — some would say at last — will be on the same stage at the same time taking media and voter questions. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 5:20 AM

D.C. Leaders Preparing to Rewrite Gun Laws

D.C. Leaders Preparing to Rewrite Gun Laws

District of Columbia leaders are preparing to rewrite the city's gun laws to address a judge's ruling that struck down a ban on carrying handguns outside the home in the nation's capital. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Va. Attorney General Sues Major Banks for $1.1B

Va. Attorney General Sues Major Banks for $1.1B

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM
Obama: Ebola an Issue of National Security

Obama: Ebola an Issue of National Security

President Obama plans to send 3,000 military personnel to create Ebola treatment centers in Liberia. In an interview on "Meet the Press," Obama said that Ebola is not only an issue of health care, but also a... Watch »

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Governor, Lawmakers Announce Va. Budget Cuts

Governor, Lawmakers Announce Va. Budget Cuts

Va. lawmakers announced they'll be tapping into the state's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies to fill a $882 million budget shortfall. Read »

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 6:23 PM

D.C. Statehood Hearing Monday

For the first time in 21 years, a congressional committee will consider the notion of turning the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state. Read »

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 5:29 PM
U.S. Continues to Build a Coalition Against ISIS

U.S. Continues to Build a Coalition Against ISIS

Barbara Harrison is joined by NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray to talk more about President Obama's efforts to build an international coalition against the terrorist group ISIS. Also, learn more... Watch »

Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 1:00 AM

D.C. Assistant Fire Chief Stepping Down

D.C. Assistant Fire Chief Stepping Down

An assistant fire chief with the D.C. Fire Department is stepping down. Read »

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 5:35 AM

D.C. to Hold Lottery for Ballot Position

D.C. to Hold Lottery for Ballot Position

It's not exactly the Kentucky Derby draw, but candidates in the District of Columbia's political horse races are still hoping to land a favorable position. 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.
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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