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Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Trump Rallies Veterans at Annual Rolling Thunder Gathering

Trump Rallies Veterans at Annual Rolling Thunder Gathering

Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans, without backing up his allegation. "Thousands of... Read »

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5:20 AM

Virginia Governor Asks Agencies to Trim Budgets

Virginia Governor Asks Agencies to Trim Budgets

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking state agencies to trim their spending because of lower-than-expected tax collections. Read »

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8:44 PM

Va. Gov. Threatens to Withhold Funding From WMATA

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is threatening to withhold funding from WMATA if the agency's safety protocols don't meet his standards. Read »

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Va. Gov. Says Feds Found No Wrongdoing

Va. Gov. Says Feds Found No Wrongdoing

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said federal authorities have told his attorney there's no indication the governor did anything wrong related to an ongoing campaign finance investigation. Read »

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:54 AM

White House May Veto Bill to Take Away DC's Budget Power

White House May Veto Bill to Take Away DC's Budget Power

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 »

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11:03 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Words Matter... a Lot!

Sherwood's Notebook: Words Matter... a Lot!

Well, The Washington Post certainly set off a firestorm with its published poll on whether the word "Redskins" offends Native Americans. Read »

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:41 PM

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 »

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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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