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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 »

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM

D.C. Council Votes to Censure Marion Barry

D.C. Council Votes to Censure Marion Barry

The D.C. Council voted to censure Council member and former Mayor Marion Barry for accepting cash gifts from two city contractors, News4's Tom Sherwood reported. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Money From Strip Club Owner May Cost Marion Barry

Thies: Money From Strip Club Owner May Cost Marion Barry

Marion Barry is under fire for accepting cash from District contractors. One of them owns a strip club. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Warning Signs Ignored in Bribe Scandal

Thies: Warning Signs Ignored in Bribe Scandal

Despite red flags, D.C. Council leaders empowered a crooked colleague Read »

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Washington's War on Weed

Thies: Washington's War on Weed

Ninety percent of the people busted for marijuana in the District are black. That's wrong and needs to be fixed now. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Marion Barry Ally Wins DC Election

Thies: Marion Barry Ally Wins DC Election

Marion Barry's longtime ally Anita Bonds won a seat on the D.C. Council. Now what? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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By Matthew Stabley

Marion Barry Hospitalized Overnight After Blood Sugar Drop

Marion Barry Hospitalized Overnight After Blood Sugar Drop

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry will spend the night in a hospital due to a drop in his blood sugar, according to his Twitter. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Barry's Critique of Obama's Speech

Thies: Barry's Critique of Obama's Speech

Why wasn't the District mentioned in the president's inaugural address? Read »

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Barry Says FBI Tried to Kill Him

Thies: Barry Says FBI Tried to Kill Him

In an interview with U.S.News & World Report, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., and current D.C. Council member recalls the night when an FBI sting operation caught him smoking crack cocaine. Read »

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Top Ten 2012 D.C. Political Stories

Top Ten 2012 D.C. Political Stories

Politics in the District during 2012 were action-packed. 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.
Chuck Todd
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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