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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Council Backs Off Ethics Panel Pressure

Council Backs Off Ethics Panel Pressure

The D.C. Council backed off a move to strip Mayor Vincent Gray of his right to appoint all three members of a new ethics commission. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

No Decision in Biddle v. Orange

No Decision in Biddle v. Orange

Three incumbent ward council members in D.C. won their Democratic primaries Tuesday, but an at-large council member has just a slight lead. Read »

Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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By Perry Stein

Is Virginia's GOP Too Focused on Social Issues?

Is Virginia's GOP Too Focused on Social Issues?

Virginia Democrats accused the GOP of focusing too much on social issues at the expense of the important economic and education issues. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

DC's Online Gambling Setback?

DC's Online Gambling Setback?

Barring a last-minute surprise, online gambling in the District may be headed back to square one. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

An Extra Helping of Ethics - Please!

An Extra Helping of Ethics - Please!

An ethics proposal for the D.C. Council to chew on over Thanksgiving. 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.
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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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