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Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:31 PM

LaRuby May Unofficial Winner of Ward 8 Seat

The special election for Ward 8's D.C. Council seat may be too close to call but Brandon Todd took 42.42 percent of the vote for Mayor Muriel Bowser's former seat in Ward 4. Read »

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Spring Buds and Duds…

Sherwood's Notebook: Spring Buds and Duds…

It’s spring and a lot of things are blooming in Washington — except democracy. Read »

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Director of D.C.'s 911 Call Center Steps Down

The director of D.C.'s 911 call center has stepped down after sources tell News4 she was forced to resigned. Read »

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Va. AG: Abortion Clinics Can Be Exempted From New Standards

Va. AG: Abortion Clinics Can Be Exempted From New Standards

Virginia Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring says new strict building standards should not be applied retroactively to existing abortion clinics, contradicting advice given by his Republican predecessor. Read »

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:43 PM
Carson, Fiorina Announce Run for President

Carson, Fiorina Announce Run for President

Ben Carson added his name to the race for president Monday morning, just hours after former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina did so herself. They are both Republicans and are both considered underdogs.... Watch »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 5:48 PM

Ward 8 Too Close to Call

Ward 8 Too Close to Call

The special election for Ward 8's D.C. Council seat may be too close to call but Brandon Todd took 42.42 percent of the vote for Mayor Muriel Bowser's former seat in Ward 4. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Ward 8 Race Still Too Close to Call

Ward 8 Race Still Too Close to Call

Brandon Todd is the winner of the D.C. Council's Ward 4 seat in Tuesday's special election, but as of midday Wednesday, the winner in Ward 8 has yet to be determined. Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 8:38 PM
Demonstrators Outside Supreme Court for Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Demonstrators Outside Supreme Court for Same-Sex Marriage Debate

News4's Chris Gordon talks to local residents who converged on the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard historic arguments over same-sex marriage. Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Maryland Governor Moves Office to Baltimore After Riots

Maryland Governor Moves Office to Baltimore After Riots

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan temporarily moving his office from the state capital, Annapolis, to Baltimore on Tuesday after rioting and fires broke out in the city. Read »

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:37 AM
Republican Firehouse Primaries

Republican Firehouse Primaries

A look at candidates in the race for the Republican nomination for Prince William County chairman of the board of supervisors and the candidates for the supervisor seat from the Sully District in Fairfax... Watch »

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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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