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Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: The Olympics in Washington? Yes!

Thies: The Olympics in Washington? Yes!

Hosting the Olympics in 2024 would be great for the Washington metropolitan area. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Summer is winding down, and city scandal is heating up. Read »

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Walmart Veto Gets a Big Push

Walmart Veto Gets a Big Push

Former Mayor Tony and the influential Federal City Council – made up of some of the region’s biggest business leaders – are urging Mayor Vincent Gray to veto what’s commonly known as the “Walmart bill." Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Poll Finds Candidates for Mayor Are Mundane

Thies: Poll Finds Candidates for Mayor Are Mundane

The current crop of contenders is not inspiring voters. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray talks and acts like he wants to run again, but it’s publicly unclear at this point if he will run or if he’ll be a factor. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Lew Scores, but the Mayor?

Sherwood's Notebook: Lew Scores, but the Mayor?

A soccer stadium in D.C. would be another big accomplishment for City Administrator Allen Lew. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: The Whack-a-Walmart Game

Sherwood's Notebook: The Whack-a-Walmart Game

This is not an original game. We've seen it before in Chicago. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: D.C. Government Doesn't Pay a "Living Wage"

Thies: D.C. Government Doesn't Pay a

Some full-time government employees make less than what the D.C. Council wants Walmart to pay. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Is This the End of Our ‘Autopia’?

Sherwood: Is This the End of Our ‘Autopia’?

The first major update in D.C.’s zoning code since the 1950s could make it more difficult to find parking. Read »

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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By Ben Nuckols, NBC Washington staff

Barry Censured, Fined Over Gifts From Contractors

Barry Censured, Fined Over Gifts From Contractors

The ethics board concluded Thursday that Barry had violated the council's code of conduct when he took a total of $6,800 from two construction companies that have done business with the city. 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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