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Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Mayor-Elect Bowser Keeping Chief Lanier, Chancellor Henderson

D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser announced Monday she is keeping Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson in her administration. News4's Tom Sherwood reports. Read »

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 1:26 PM

McAuliffe Plans to Budget $28M for Voting Machines

McAuliffe Plans to Budget $28M for Voting Machines

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning to include $28 million in his budget for new voting machines across Virginia that would create a paper trail for individual votes. Read »

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM

McAuliffe to Propose Gun Control Measures

McAuliffe to Propose Gun Control Measures

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is pushing for new regulations on gun ownership. Read »

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 11:35 AM

D.C. Mayor-Elect Appoints 3 to Administration

D.C. Mayor-Elect Appoints 3 to Administration

District of Columbia mayor-elect Muriel Bowser has named two of her deputy mayors and a deputy city administrator. Read »

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Sentence of at Least 10 Years Recommended for McDonnell

Sentence of at Least 10 Years Recommended for McDonnell

The U.S. Probation Office recommended former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spend at least a decade in prison for his corruption conviction. Read »

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Judge Refuses to Halt Fredericksburg Gun Return

Judge Refuses to Halt Fredericksburg Gun Return

A Fredericksburg judge has refused to block a gun give-back event sponsored by the city's police department. Read »

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM
What's Next for the Spending Bill?

What's Next for the Spending Bill?

NBC News senior political editor Mark Murray has the latest on the government spending bill. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hogan Says Difficult Budget Decisions Loom for Md.

Hogan Says Difficult Budget Decisions Loom for Md.

Maryland's incoming governor on Thursday warned that tough choices will be needed to get the state's long-running budget problems under control to help the state's economy. Read »

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Obama Opposes Effort to Stop D.C. Pot Legalization

Obama Opposes Effort to Stop D.C. Pot Legalization

President Barack Obama opposes a measure that would stop the District of Columbia from legalizing marijuana, but he still plans to sign a major spending bill that would do just that. Read »

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

D.C. Leaders Agree on How to Fund DC United Stadium

District of Columbia leaders say they've worked out their differences on how to pay for a new stadium for Major League Soccer's D.C. United. 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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