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3 hours ago

Sherwood's Notebook: Bowser Limits Exposure

Sherwood's Notebook: Bowser Limits Exposure

We'll get to the triumphant Nationals in a moment. But it's time for you to start paying attention to this unusual general election mayor's race. Read »

6 hours ago

D.C. Officers Begin Wearing Body Cameras

D.C. Officers Begin Wearing Body Cameras

About 160 officers will each try five styles of body camera in pilot program set to begin Oct. 1, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced Wednesday. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Bill Clinton Attends Fundraiser for Md. Lt. Gov.

Bill Clinton Attends Fundraiser for Md. Lt. Gov.

Former President Bill Clinton took his wife's place at a fundraiser for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Tuesday, helping to raise more than $1 million for Brown's campaign for governor. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Minimum Wage Increases in Montgomery Co.

Minimum Wage Increases in Montgomery Co.

Some paychecks will be going up in Montgomery County, where a new minimum wage began Wednesday, going up from $7.25 to $8.40 per hour. Read »

2 hours ago

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Md.

Marijuana has been decriminalized in Maryland -- but that doesn't mean it's been legalized. Read on for more. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 9:31 PM

D.C. Elected Officials Required to Use Translators

Elected officials in the district now must have foreign language translators with them when they visit businesses and residents on official business. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Bill Clinton to Attend Anthony Brown Fundraiser

Bill Clinton to Attend Anthony Brown Fundraiser

Former President Bill Clinton is taking his wife's place at a fundraiser for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 5:51 AM

Romney to Help Raise Money for Comstock in Va.

Romney to Help Raise Money for Comstock in Va.

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to northern Virginia to help an old ally in her congressional campaign. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM
Americans Believe Ground Troops to Be Used Against ISIS

Americans Believe Ground Troops to Be Used Against ISIS

According to a new poll, 72 percent of Americans believe that ground troops will be used against ISIS. However, President Obama insists that combat troops will not be playing a role in Iraq or Syria. NBC Senior... Watch »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Eric Holder: D.C. Should Have Voting Rights

Eric Holder: D.C. Should Have Voting Rights

D.C. residents deserve representation in Congress, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday. 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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