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Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:51 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: D.C. Sports and That 'Skins Name

Sherwood's Notebook: D.C. Sports and That 'Skins Name

There have been explosive cheers in town recently for the Washington Wizards, the Capitals, D.C. United and the Nationals. The only real sour spot? The Washington Redskins play in the suburbs. Read »

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:37 PM

Appeals Court Hears Arguments in McDonnell's Case

Appeals Court Hears Arguments in McDonnell's Case

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's fate is in the hands of three federal appeals court judges. Read »

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:22 AM

D.C. Mayor Saying "Redskins" Again

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is changing her tune in an effort to bring the Washington Redskins back to Washington. Read »

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 »

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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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