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Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM
Obama Addresses UN General Assembly

Obama Addresses UN General Assembly

Barbara Harrison is joined by NBC political writer Carrie Dann to discuss the president's latest attempt to rally support from other nations to help in the fight against ISIS. Watch »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Jim Webb Considering Run for President

 Jim Webb Considering Run for President

Former Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) is considering a run for president in 2016. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Freedom Faulted Again?

Sherwood's Notebook: Freedom Faulted Again?

The U.S. Secret Service is embarrassed. And who will pay the price for that? It looks like there will be another hit to the dwindling freedom of the American public to gather in our nation’s capital. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Foust, Comstock Square Off in Congressional Debate

Foust, Comstock Square Off in Congressional Debate

Democrat John Foust and Republican Barbara Comstock are scheduled to meet in a debate in their race to represent parts of northern Virginia in Congress. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

D.C. Officers to Begin Testing Body Cameras

About 160 officers will each try five styles of body camera in pilot program set to begin Oct. 1, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced Wednesday. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 9:20 PM

D.C. Council Votes to Allow Concealed Handguns

The District of Columbia Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow people to carry concealed handguns in the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 40 years. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 10:24 AM

D.C. Council to Consider Banning Indian Nicknames

D.C. Council to Consider Banning Indian Nicknames

The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation's capital. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Obama: This Is Real Action

Obama: This Is Real Action

NBC political writer Carrie Dann discusses how the allies joining the air strikes in Syria will help the Obama administration talk about ISIS threats at a United Nations meeting Wednesday. Watch »

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Va. Speaker Blocks Approval of Democratic Appointments

Va. Speaker Blocks Approval of Democratic Appointments

Republican Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell is blocking the appointments of three recently resigned Democratic state lawmakers who took new jobs in state government. Read »

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 9:58 AM

D.C. Mayor to Discuss Infant Mortality Efforts

D.C. Mayor to Discuss Infant Mortality Efforts

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is heading to New York to talk about the District's efforts to reduce infant mortality. 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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