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Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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By Julie Carey
      

Va. Del. Herring Running for Rep. Moran’s Seat

Virginia Democratic Party Chair Charniele Herring announced her plans to run to replace Rep. Jim Moran in Congress. Read »

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

Congress to Consider D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban Again

Congress to Consider D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban Again

An Arizona congressman reintroduced a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Battle Over D.C. Budget Referendum

The D.C. Council wants voters to approve a ballot measure in April to gain more control over how it spends billions of city dollars, but the District's attorney general slammed the idea, saying the vote violates... Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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By Julie Carey
      

Optimistic Kaine Takes Oath of Office

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine was among 12 new U.S. Senators who took the oath of office Thursday, and he is optimistic about what the 113th Congress can accomplish. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

New Heights for D.C. Buildings?

Congress and the District are beginning a study to decide whether to change a limitation on how tall a building can be in the District. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Va. Could Lose 200K Jobs With Budget Cuts

AM Read: Va. Could Lose 200K Jobs With Budget Cuts

The commonwealth could lose 207,571 jobs and nearly $10.7 billion in labor income from the spending cuts if Congress fails to resolve the budget crisis before they go into effect January. Read »

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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By Shani Hilton

Senate Passes Special Elections Law for D.C.

Senate Passes Special Elections Law for D.C.

The bill will give the D.C. Board of Elections more flexibility to hold a special election to fill vacant seats. Read »

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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By BEN NUCKOLS

Fetal Pain Bill Before Congress

Fetal Pain Bill Before Congress

The nation's capital once again served as a battleground in the national debate over abortion Thursday as a Congressional subcommittee aired a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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By Perry Stein

Afternoon Read: A Day of Protest for D.C.

Afternoon Read: A Day of Protest for D.C.

Occupy D.C. continues its protest outside the Capitol. Read »

Friday, Dec 23, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

535 Pieces of Coal for Congress

535 Pieces of Coal for Congress

As word broke that Congress had passed a payroll tax cut plan, a D.C. business group was symbolically presenting 535 pieces of coal. 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.
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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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