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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Mizeur Promoting State-Run Retirement Savings Plan

Mizeur Promoting State-Run Retirement Savings Plan

Del. Heather Mizeur, who is running for Maryland governor, has proposed a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don't have retirement plans from their employers. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 4:47 PM
Hillary Clinton and the Ukraine Crisis

Hillary Clinton and the Ukraine Crisis

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray talks about how Hillary Clinton might handle the crisis in the Ukraine. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Gansler: Eliminate Md.'s Special Prosecutor Office

Gansler: Eliminate Md.'s Special Prosecutor Office

Attorney General Doug Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate in the Democratic primary, says Maryland should do away with the state prosecutor's office, an independent unit that investigates public corruption. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Mizeur Calls for Physician-Assisted Suicide

Mizeur Calls for Physician-Assisted Suicide

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur wants to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in Maryland. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: 'Security' in the News Again

Sherwood's Notebook: 'Security' in the News Again

There’s good news about how the nation is keeping watch over the growing security bureaucracy in this country. But there’s bad news about what you’re going to have to do to make sure your District of Columbia... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:30 AM

D.C. Council to Consider Contracting Reform Bills

D.C. Council to Consider Contracting Reform Bills

The D.C. Council will hear testimony on a package of bills meant to reform the city's contracting process. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:48 PM
Obama, Putin Speak by Phone

Obama, Putin Speak by Phone

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses the latest phone conversation between President Obama and Vladimir Putin. Watch »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Md. Gov. O'Malley Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill

Md. Gov. O'Malley Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1. Read »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Md. Prosecutors Urge Veto of Pot Leniency Bill

Md. Prosecutors Urge Veto of Pot Leniency Bill

The Maryland State's Attorneys Association is urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. Read »

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Virginia AG Files Brief Supporting Gay Marriage

Virginia AG Files Brief Supporting Gay Marriage

Virginia's attorney general has told an appellate court reviewing a judge's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional that homosexuals have just as much right to marry as interracial... 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.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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 NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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