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Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:56 AM

D.C. Approves Fines for People Who Don't Shovel Snow

D.C. Approves Fines for People Who Don't Shovel Snow

District of Columbia residents who don't shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm would face fines under a bill approved by the D.C. Council. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Dazed by the Holidays?

Sherwood's Notebook: Dazed by the Holidays?

The Montgomery County School Board is reaping a whirlwind over its decision to avoid adding a Muslim holiday to the school calendar by eliminating any religious designation of official holidays around Christmas... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 9:07 AM

O'Malley Urges Senate to Reject Keystone Pipeline

O'Malley Urges Senate to Reject Keystone Pipeline

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took to Facebook to voice his disapproval of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Council to Overhaul How Police Seize Property

Council to Overhaul How Police Seize Property

The D.C. Council is seeking to overhaul the way city police seize money and property for people who aren't charged with crimes. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Senate to Vote on Keystone XL Pipeline

Senate to Vote on Keystone XL Pipeline

NBC Political Writer Carrie Dann reveals that if the bill is passed, President Obama is likely to veto. The vote will take place at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Watch »

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Gray Rejected Plea Deal: Source

Prosecutors in recent weeks have been re-interviewing key witnesses in the investigation into an illegal shadow campaign that helped elect Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010. Read »

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Hogan to Still Seek Tax Relief, Despite Shortfall

Hogan to Still Seek Tax Relief, Despite Shortfall

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan says he remains committed to pursuing tax relief in his first year as governor, despite a projected budget shortfall of more than a half a billion dollars. Read »

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Pot-Friendly States Teaming Up on Capitol Hill

Pot-Friendly States Teaming Up on Capitol Hill

Members of Congress from states with legal pot are banding together to tell their colleagues on Capitol Hill not to interfere with state drug laws. Read »

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Congress to Fight Obama on Immigration

Congress to Fight Obama on Immigration

NBC's Senior Political Editor Mark Murray has more on Obama's plan to take executive action once he returns to D.C. from Asia. Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: 'There's There There'

Sherwood's Notebook: 'There's There There'

A year ago this month, we had the chance to sit down with U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen for an hour-long talk about his family life, his career and his time as U.S. attorney for the District. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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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.
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