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Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Comstock Gains Fundraising Edge Over Foust

Comstock Gains Fundraising Edge Over Foust

New campaign-finance reports show Republican Barbara Comstock has gained a significant fundraising edge over Democrat John Foust in their closely watched race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

TSA Chief John Pistole Announces Retirement

TSA Chief John Pistole Announces Retirement

John S. Pistole, the head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Thursday that he plans to retire at the end of the year. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Cab Drivers Shouldn't Carry Concealed Weapons: Lanier

Cab Drivers Shouldn't Carry Concealed Weapons: Lanier

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is scheduled to testify at a hearing on a bill that would allow District of Columbia residents and visitors to get concealed handgun permits for the first time in nearly 40 years. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 6:27 PM

McAuliffe Announces Layoffs, Cuts, Costlier Booze

McAuliffe Announces Layoffs, Cuts, Costlier Booze

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday announced the layoff of 565 state workers, other targeted cuts and a liquor price-hike as he aims to close a shortfall in the state's two-year budget. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Mayoral Candidates Clash Over Outside Income

The Democratic mayoral nominee in the District of Columbia says her closest challenger isn't suitable for the office because of his temperament and his former employment with a city contractor. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM
NBC4/Washington Post D.C. Mayoral Forum

NBC4/Washington Post D.C. Mayoral Forum

News4's Tom Sherwood and The Washington Post's Colby King host a forum with D.C. mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Will You Bother to Vote?

Sherwood's Notebook: Will You Bother to Vote?

Nov. 4 is General Election Day in the District. As of today, that’s just 20 days away. People died and went to jail for your right to vote. So heads up. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM
Chief Lanier: Her Past, Her Life & Policing in the Modern Age

Chief Lanier: Her Past, Her Life & Policing in the Modern Age

In an hour-long interview with News4, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier discusses her upbringing, being a single mom, her rise in the police department, and policing now in the era of cybercrime, terrorism and... Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Obama Rally Planned for Brown in Maryland

Obama Rally Planned for Brown in Maryland

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's campaign for governor is set to get a boost with a planned visit from President Barack Obama. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Voter Registration Deadline in Md., Va.

Voter Registration Deadline in Md., Va.

Maryland residents who haven't registered to vote are running out of time to do so for November's election. 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.
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.
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