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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 »

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Smoldering Ruins - of Freedom

Sherwood: Smoldering Ruins - of Freedom

In the name of security, we have lost privacy and freedom in almost too many ways to count since Sept. 11, 2001. Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: D.C. Council Honcho Blurs MLK Over Walmart

Thies: D.C. Council Honcho Blurs MLK Over Walmart

Phil Mendelson opposed “Emancipation Day" but uses MLK’s teachings to justify anti-Walmart law. Read »

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: The Olympics in Washington? Yes!

Thies: The Olympics in Washington? Yes!

Hosting the Olympics in 2024 would be great for the Washington metropolitan area. 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, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray talks and acts like he wants to run again, but it’s publicly unclear at this point if he will run or if he’ll be a factor. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Lew Scores, but the Mayor?

Sherwood's Notebook: Lew Scores, but the Mayor?

A soccer stadium in D.C. would be another big accomplishment for City Administrator Allen Lew. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: So Long, St. E’s

Sherwood's Notebook: So Long, St. E’s

After a long hiatus of neglect and ruin, the campus of St. Elizabeths is being revived as hyper-secure headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security. 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, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: D.C. Government Doesn't Pay a "Living Wage"

Thies: D.C. Government Doesn't Pay a

Some full-time government employees make less than what the D.C. Council wants Walmart to pay. 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.
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 Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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