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Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Unemployment Down in DC

PM Read: Unemployment Down in DC

The District unemployment rate fell in June, but unemployment numbers increased slightly in neighboring Maryland and Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Should Norton Return Donations From Thompson?

PM Read: Should Norton Return Donations From Thompson?

President Barack Obama, the DNC and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley returned their contributions from JeffThompson, but D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said she wouldn't be following suit. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Gray Supporters to Hold Rally

PM Read: Gray Supporters to Hold Rally

Two local religious leaders are organizing a rally in the D.C. mayor's support at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in front of the John A. Wilson Building on Pennsylvania Avenue. Read »

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Sotomayor Moving to U St.

PM Read: Sotomayor Moving to U St.

The Supreme Court justice recently purchased a $ 660,000, two-bedroom condo in the hip neighborhood. Read »

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: O'Malley Introduces New Attack vs. Romney

PM Read: O'Malley Introduces New Attack vs. Romney

Gov. O’Malley said the public should be suspicious of Romney because in 2008 Sen. John McCain considered Romney to be his vice president, but picked Sarah Palin instead. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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By Perry Stein

Is Lanier Changing Future of Public Safety?

Is Lanier Changing Future of Public Safety?

Governing Magazine features Police Chief Cathy Lanier on the cover of its latest issue with the headline “Cathy Lanier Changes Policing in D.C. and Maybe Nation.” Read »

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Cab Drivers Should Be Happy With Gray's Proposal

PM Read: Cab Drivers Should Be Happy With Gray's Proposal

In an article in Atlantic Cities today, Sommer Mathis argues that failure to keep up with the times will put taxi drivers out of business far quicker than the cost of modernizing cabs. Read »

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Loudoun Vote on Metro Extension Tuesday

PM Read: Loudoun Vote on Metro Extension Tuesday

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether it wants to commit to extending the Metro to the county -- an issue that has rocked local and state politics for the past few months. Read »

Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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By Perry Stein
      

PM Read: McDonnell Reappoints Dragas

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that he would appoint the woman who led the ousting of UVA President Teresa Sullivan back to the university's Board of Visitors. Read »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Reaction to Health Care Ruling

PM Read: Reaction to Health Care Ruling

While some employed more emotional rhetoric, the reactions among DMV politicians and pundits fell, as expected, along party lines. 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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