First Read
Your first stop for politics in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 8:32 AM
|
By Brian Witte

Md. Senate Expected to Vote on Gun Control

Md. Senate Expected to Vote on Gun Control

On Wednesday, the Senate rejected efforts to scuttle a major piece of the measure that would require handgun owners to submit fingerprints to the state police as part of a new licensing law. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:05 AM
|
By Carissa DiMargo

Md. Senate Scheduled to Take Up Gun Control

Md. Senate Scheduled to Take Up Gun Control

The bill is set to come before the heavily Democratic chamber on Tuesday, but it's unclear when senators will vote. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Md. Gun Control Advocate to Attend State of the Union

Md. Gun Control Advocate to Attend State of the Union

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen is taking a mother who lost her son in a gun accident to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 6:04 AM

Gun Show Loophole Bill Back Before Va. Senate Panel

Gun Show Loophole Bill Back Before Va. Senate Panel

Legislation to close the so-called "gun show loophole" is back before a Virginia Senate committee. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 7:46 AM
|
By Associated Press, NBC Washington staff

Md. AG Hosting Forum on Gun Violence

Md. AG Hosting Forum on Gun Violence

Community leaders and law enforcement officers will discuss challenges and practical solutions to keep illegal guns off the street. Read »

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM
|
By LARRY O'DELL

Biden: Va. Tech Showed Background Checks Needed

Biden: Va. Tech Showed Background Checks Needed

The 2007 Virginia Tech shooting illustrates the importance of background checks for gun purchasers, Vice President Joe Biden said in Virginia Friday. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM
|
By Perry Stein

Former D.C. Reporter Joins At-Large Race

Former D.C. Reporter Joins At-Large Race

Elissa Silverman, a former Washington City Paper and Washington Post reporter, announced she will run in April's at-large special election. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 9:36 PM
|
By Chris Gordon
      

More Gun Control or More Guns in School?

The mass shooting last week in Connecticut has renewed the national debate for more gun control. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 8:19 AM
|
By Perry Stein

Morning Read: McDonnell's Budget Crunch

Morning Read: McDonnell's Budget Crunch

The Virginia governor proposed Monday to eliminate 20 state-mandates in a bid to relieve budget stress for local communities. Read »

advertisement
About First Read
NBC Washington provides insight and analysis on those who shape politics in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Newsletters

Get First Read DMV sent to your inbox!

Truth-O-Meter
Authors
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.
Chuck Todd
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.
Latest Tweets
advertisement