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Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 1:42 PM
Obama Asks for International Help Against ISIS

Obama Asks for International Help Against ISIS

NBC News political writer Carrie Dann reports that President Obama is now seeking international support against terrorist group ISIS, after successfully managing to get the majority of Americans and Congress on... Watch »

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:19 PM

D.C. Mayor's Driver No Longer Working as Lobbyist

D.C. Mayor's Driver No Longer Working as Lobbyist

The driver for Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign who pleaded guilty to conspiracy last week is no longer working as a lobbyist for the Johns Hopkins University and health system. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Firefighter's Union Endorses Muriel Bowser

Firefighter's Union Endorses Muriel Bowser

D.C.'s firefighter's union has decided to endorse the Democratic nominee for mayor. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Majority of Americans Want Military Action Against ISIS

Majority of Americans Want Military Action Against ISIS

NBC News political writer Carrie Dann reports that 61 percent of Americans are calling for military intervention against the terrorist group ISIS. Watch »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Security Clearance Contractor to Lose Gov't Work

Security Clearance Contractor to Lose Gov't Work

The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor that was targeted last month by a cyberattack, said agency, congressional... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: An Ending and a Beginning…

Sherwood's Notebook: An Ending and a Beginning…

We may be at the beginning of the end of the shadow campaign scandal. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Montgomery County Proposes Styrofoam Ban

Montgomery County Proposes Styrofoam Ban

Montgomery County may join D.C. in banning the use of styrofoam food packaging. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Schwartz to Launch Campaign for D.C. Mayor

Schwartz to Launch Campaign for D.C. Mayor

Former D.C. council member Carol Schwartz is set to officially kick off her campaign for mayor. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 11:50 AM

D.C. Mayors' Race: What You Need to Know

D.C. Mayors' Race: What You Need to Know

Playing catch-up when it comes to this fall's D.C. election? Start here, and find out where to vote, who's running, and what else is on the ballot. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 5:38 AM

O'Malley to Discuss EARN Maryland Program

O'Malley to Discuss EARN Maryland Program

Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to give an update on the EARN Maryland program. 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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