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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 6:04 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Commercializing Carnegie?

Sherwood's Notebook: Commercializing Carnegie?

The Carnegie Library in downtown Washington is a tarnished jewel. The library, on its awkward site, has resisted many efforts to restore its luster and appeal to the modern world. Some purists are wincing, but a... Read »

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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By Erica Jones

Mayor Gray Vetoes "Walmart Bill"

Mayor Gray Vetoes

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed a bill that would have required Walmart and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Smoldering Ruins - of Freedom

Sherwood: Smoldering Ruins - of Freedom

In the name of security, we have lost privacy and freedom in almost too many ways to count since Sept. 11, 2001. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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By Mark Segraves

Gray: Sequestration Cost D.C. Thousands of Jobs

Many people and jurisdictions feel the impact of sequestration, but Mayor Vincent Gray says the federal budget cuts hit the District harder than any other area, with thousands of jobs lost. Read »

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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By Mila Mimica

Wage Bill Affecting Walmart Goes to D.C. Mayor

Wage Bill Affecting Walmart Goes to D.C. Mayor

A bill requiring Walmart and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour has been sent to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, about seven weeks after it was... Read »

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 »

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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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