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Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 8:59 PM

In Virginia Gov's Race, Trump Tweets Support for Gillespie

President Donald Trump is weighing in on Virginia's governor's race. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 5:43 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: ‘It Will Be Momentous’

Sherwood's Notebook: ‘It Will Be Momentous’

Now comes maybe a political hurricane of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, which opened its new term this week. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 6:31 PM

DC Council Passes Bill Allowing Dogs at Bars With Patios

DC Council Passes Bill Allowing Dogs at Bars With Patios

The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation Tuesday to allow dogs to accompany their owners at restaurants and beer gardens that have outdoor spaces. Read »

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 6:33 PM

Northam Cancels Gun Control Events After Vegas Shooting

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam has canceled several campaign events following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. Read »

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Scalise Returns to Standing Ovation 3 Months After Shooting

Majority Whip Steve Scalise was met with rousing applause as he entered the U.S. House on Thursday for the first time since a gunman gravely wounded him and sprayed an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 8:13 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Political Notes From All Over

Sherwood's Notebook: Political Notes From All Over

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan set off on a two-day trade mission to Canada on Monday to promote tourism, trade and diplomatic relations. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 12:48 PM

These New Laws Take Effect in Maryland on Sunday

These New Laws Take Effect in Maryland on Sunday

Here's a look at some of the laws that are set to take effect Sunday: Read »

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 4:56 AM

National Voter Registration Day: How to Register

National Voter Registration Day: How to Register

Tuesday marks National Voter Registration Day, and your vote counts. Here's how to register across the DMV. Read »

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 11:57 AM

DC Public Schools Transformed After Decade of Reform?

DC Public Schools Transformed After Decade of Reform?

The success at Seaton Elementary School and schools across the District lends credence to those who believe education reform is working in D.C.'s public and public charter schools -- and that D.C. Read »

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 6:18 AM

Northam Leads Gillespie by Slim Margin in New Poll

Northam Leads Gillespie by Slim Margin in New Poll

Democrat Ralph Northam is leading Republican Ed Gillespie by six points as Virginia approaches its gubernatorial election, according to a new survey by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher... Read »

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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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