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Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:45 PM

McAuliffe: Take Confederate Flag Off Va. Plates

Virginia's governor is moving to have the Confederate flag banished from state license plates. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 5:53 AM

Montgomery Co. Officials to Vote on Paid Sick Leave

Montgomery Co. Officials to Vote on Paid Sick Leave

The Montgomery County Council is set to debate and vote on whether to require paid sick leave in the county. Read »

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 11:51 PM

'Shocking News to Me': Gov. Hogan Has Cancer

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has been diagnosed with lymphoma, he announced Monday. Read »

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Halfway House

Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Halfway House

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released Monday morning from a Baltimore halfway house, where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 8:36 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Those Lingering Gray Shadows

Sherwood's Notebook: Those Lingering Gray Shadows

Former Mayor Vincent Gray was walking on K Street in downtown Washington on Monday. Beside him, a friend and former campaign manager Chuck Thies. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Former D.C. Government Official Sentenced for Fraud

Former D.C. Government Official Sentenced for Fraud

An aide to former D.C. Council member Harry L. Thomas Jr. was sentenced for fraud Tuesday after helping channel a $110,000 youth and drug prevention grant to fund a 2009 inaugural ball, the D.C. U.S. attorney's... Read »

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 8:56 PM

Baker Promises to Veto Revised Budget

As Prince George's County residents brace for a property tax hike, there's word the increase could be bigger than expected. Read »

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 8:23 PM

Former D.C. Mayor Gray Wants End to Federal Probe

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he wishes the federal probe into his 2010 campaign was over. Read »

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 10:05 PM

D.C. to Target Drug Suppliers, Synthetic Drugs

"When synthetic marijuana hit the market, it made you euphoric. Now it's making you more likely to be psychotic," Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director of the D.C. Department of Health, said Monday. Read »

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 11:41 AM

GOP Operative Sentenced for Illegal Coordination

GOP Operative Sentenced for Illegal Coordination

A Republican political operative has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally funneling campaign contributions from a Super PAC he secretly ran to a congressional campaign he was managing. 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.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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