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Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 2:42 PM
Giuliani in Hot Water Over Obama Comments

Giuliani in Hot Water Over Obama Comments

MSNBC's Luke Russert gives an update on political battles over the Department of Homeland Security, immigration, and Rudy Giuliani's criticism of President Obama. Watch »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Md. Releases Offer to State Employees to Leave Jobs

Md. Releases Offer to State Employees to Leave Jobs

The state of Maryland has released details of an offer to state employees who are willing to leave their jobs to help the state save money. Read »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Md. Senate OKs Speed Limit Boost on State Highways

Md. Senate OKs Speed Limit Boost on State Highways

The Maryland Senate has voted to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on state highways. Read »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Ex-Va. 1st Lady Faces Sentencing for Corruption

Ex-Va. 1st Lady Faces Sentencing for Corruption

Lawyers for Maureen McDonnell have asked the same judge who sentenced former Gov. Bob McDonnell to two years in prison to let his wife off with probation and 4,000 hours of community service. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Va. House Votes to Keep Ban on Brass Knuckles, Other Weapons

Va. House Votes to Keep Ban on Brass Knuckles, Other Weapons

The Va. House of Delegates has changed its mind on whether the state ought to continue banning brass knuckles, throwing stars and other old school weapons. Read »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:29 PM
Poll: Majority Favors Minimum Wage Raise

Poll: Majority Favors Minimum Wage Raise

Six in 10 Americans favor raising the minimum wage, according to a new Associated Press-GkK poll. The poll results come after President Obama included the issue in the State of the Union, but the poll also found... Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Bill Would Grant Stun Guns to Va. School Officers

Bill Would Grant Stun Guns to Va. School Officers

Legislation that would allow school security officers to be armed with stun guns, pepper spray and similar weapons is advancing in the General Assembly. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 2:02 PM
Jeb Bush:

Jeb Bush: "I Am My Own Man"

NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses Jeb Bush and his muscular foregin policy approach. Bush intends to highlight the differences between his policies and those of his brother and father, former... Watch »

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 7:58 PM

Hogan's Heroes: Md. Bill Would End Income Tax on Vets' Pensions

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a bill Thursday that would eliminate state income tax for veterans receiving military pensions. Read »

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 8:53 AM

D.C. Mayor to Announce Program for Homeless Families

D.C. Mayor to Announce Program for Homeless Families

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce a new program that's meant to help homeless families find permanent housing. 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.
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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