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Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Santa's D.C. Naughty List

Santa's D.C. Naughty List

District politicians seem to have forgotten: "He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!" Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: The District's Comeback Kid

Thies: The District's Comeback Kid

Two years ago Pat Mara may have been robbed of an election victory. Now he is running again. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: D.C. Council Is Getting What It Deserves

Opinion: D.C. Council Is Getting What It Deserves

Marion Barry's influence on the Council may soon be one vote stronger. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Un-Democratic in D.C.

Thies: Un-Democratic in D.C.

Party insiders will choose the District's next council member. Read »

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: DMV Reacts to 1st Debate

AM Read: DMV Reacts to 1st Debate

Obama supporter (and Maryland Gov.) Martin O'Malley said Romney was able to "elevate his performance" last night. Read »

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Marion Barry's Democratic Convention

Opinion: Marion Barry's Democratic Convention

The "Mayor for Life" is once again in the spotlight Read »

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Attack Ads Flood Va. Senate Race

AM Read: Attack Ads Flood Va. Senate Race

Crossroads spent $1 million Wednesday on the three attack ads against Kaine, bringing total spending by non-traditional groups opposing the Democrat to $2.3 million -- a record for any one congressional... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Marion Barry Is Number One

Opinion: Marion Barry Is Number One

What the Washington Post did not tell you about its poll and what its results mean for the District. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: DC Property Values Drop

AM Read: DC Property Values Drop

Property values in the District dropped almost 10 percent in the last two years, but the overall economy has improved. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Tears on the DC Council

Opinion: Tears on the DC Council

Yvette Alexander's tears are a message to the entire D.C. Council. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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