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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

Bowser Extends Money Lead Over D.C. Mayoral Rivals

Bowser Extends Money Lead Over D.C. Mayoral Rivals

Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee in the D.C. mayor's race, has more than $1 million to spend between now and November. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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By NBC Washington staff, Associated Press

Former D.C. Councilmember Reports to Federal Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Reports to Federal Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown reported to federal prison Tuesday. Read »

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Marion Barry's Autobiography Debuts Tuesday

Marion Barry's Autobiography Debuts Tuesday

So-called "mayor for life" Marion Barry is embracing the title as his autobiography gets ready to hit bookstands. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Shivan Sarna

Early Voting Days Away as Scandal Heats Up

Early Voting Days Away as Scandal Heats Up

The Democratic mayoral primary is 21 days away, and early voting starts in less than a week -- but to say things are getting complicated for incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray is a vast understatement. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Summer is winding down, and city scandal is heating up. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: The Whack-a-Walmart Game

Sherwood's Notebook: The Whack-a-Walmart Game

This is not an original game. We've seen it before in Chicago. Read »

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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By Ben Nuckols, NBC Washington staff

Barry Censured, Fined Over Gifts From Contractors

Barry Censured, Fined Over Gifts From Contractors

The ethics board concluded Thursday that Barry had violated the council's code of conduct when he took a total of $6,800 from two construction companies that have done business with the city. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: A Fourth of July Moment

Sherwood's Notebook: A Fourth of July Moment

If you think the fireworks on the Fourth are dramatic, you should stay tuned for the fireworks still to be set off by U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen. Read »

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Rep "Attacking" D.C. Self-Governance: Holmes Norton

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"He is singling out the District because he thinks he can." Read »

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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By Tom Sherwood, NBC Washington staff
      

Calhoun Pleads Guilty to Making False Campaign Contributions

According to court documents, Lee A. Calhoun made $160,000 in straw contributions over a 10-year span, including $76,000 to D.C. campaigns. 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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