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Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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By Erica Jones

Notebook: Lambs When You Need Lions

Notebook: Lambs When You Need Lions

During Saturday's rally for statehood, Park Police blocked a direct path to the National Mall. Mayoral press secretary Pedro Ribeiro would say only that the Park Service wasn’t being “helpful.” Your Notebook,... 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 »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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By Tom Sherwood, Mark Segraves

Coolness Between D.C. Mayor, U.S. Attorney

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen shared the stage at a memorial for fallen police officers Friday but barely acknowledged each other only once. Read »

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sources Say Gray Privately Hinting at Running for Reelection

The next D.C. mayor's race is less than a year away, and Mayor Vincent Gray hasn't said publicly whether he'll seek reelection, but sources told News4 he is privately hinting he will. Read »

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Gray's Flush Budget

There is something in D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's budget for pretty much everyone. Read »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Convention Center Gets Hotel

Sherwood's Notebook: Convention Center Gets Hotel

The convention center's headquarters hotel comes together. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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By Shani Hilton

Bloomingdale Flood Report Completed

Bloomingdale Flood Report Completed

The final report from D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's Bloomingdale and LeDroit park flooding prevention taskforce has been delivered to mayor, his office said today in a press release. Read »

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Seattle Flag Flies Over D.C.

Seattle Flag Flies Over D.C.

At about dawn Thursday morning, the city flag of Seattle is to rise in place of the D.C. flag at at the John A. Wilson Building at 14th and Pennsylvania Ave. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Gray Denies "Plan" to Push African-Americans From D.C.

Gray Denies

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray dismissed suggestions of an effort to push African-Americans out of the city in response to a recent newspaper column. Read »

Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: Gray’s Doing Good -- But, But ...?

Opinion: Gray’s Doing Good -- But, But ...?

By many measures, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is doing well, but an investigation still hangs out there. 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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