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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 9:37 AM

D.C. Mayor Gray Calls Flag Mistake 'Complete Fiasco'

D.C. Mayor Gray Calls Flag Mistake 'Complete Fiasco'

Mayor Vincent Gray says an upside-down District of Columbia flag printed on the cover of the city's voter guide was a "complete fiasco'' and tests his confidence in the elections board. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 2:10 PM
Incumbents Could Be in Trouble in Midterm Elections

Incumbents Could Be in Trouble in Midterm Elections

NBC political writer Carrie Dann discusses possible outcomes of the upcoming midterm elections based on current trends. Watch »

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.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Things to Know About Virginia's Voter ID Law

Things to Know About Virginia's Voter ID Law

Virginia voters in next month's midterm elections will have to bring a photo ID to vote. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Gray's Transportation Plan Includes New S. Capitol St. Bridge

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has released a long-term plan to improve the city's transportation network. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Christie Makes 2nd Trip to Support Hogan

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made his second trip to Maryland to support Republican Larry Hogan's bid for governor on Tuesday, as Hogan avoided commenting about an endorsement from the National Rifle... Read »

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 6:47 PM
Early Voting Begins in D.C.

Early Voting Begins in D.C.

News 4's Tom Sherwood reports on the first day of early voting in DC ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Watch »

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Early Voting Begins in D.C.

Early Voting Begins in D.C.

District of Columbia residents can now cast their ballots for mayor, attorney general and other offices. Read »

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Former Va. First Lady Sentencing Delayed

Former Va. First Lady Sentencing Delayed

The sentencing of former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has been delayed for one month. Read »

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Va. Gov. Organizes New Group to Respond to Ebola

Va. Gov. Organizes New Group to Respond to Ebola

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the creation Friday of a unified command group comprised of multiple state agencies as part of an effort to safeguard against any spread of the Ebola virus in Virginia. 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.
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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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