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Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Virginia AG Files Brief Supporting Gay Marriage

Virginia AG Files Brief Supporting Gay Marriage

Virginia's attorney general has told an appellate court reviewing a judge's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional that homosexuals have just as much right to marry as interracial... Read »

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 9:54 AM

GOP Debate: Is Maryland Friendly to Business?

GOP Debate: Is Maryland Friendly to Business?

Republicans running for Maryland governor repeatedly compared state government to a business during their fifth debate on Thursday, likening the role they are seeking to that of a corporate executive. Read »

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Arlington's First Non-Dem. in Decades to Be Sworn In

Arlington's First Non-Dem. in Decades to Be Sworn In

The Arlington County Board's newest member is set to be sworn in. Read »

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 9:26 AM
Clinton Critical of Recent Changes to Civil Rights Act

Clinton Critical of Recent Changes to Civil Rights Act

Former President Bill Clinton Wednesday said he was critical of recent changes made to the Civil Rights Act that have made it more difficult for Americans to vote. News4’s Chris Lawrence reports from Austin. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Sen. Warner Campaign Says It Has Nearly $9 Million

Sen. Warner Campaign Says It Has Nearly $9 Million

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has nearly $9 million to spend on his re-election campaign, which has yet to begin in earnest. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:48 PM
Clinton Comments Plant Seed She Might Not Run for President

Clinton Comments Plant Seed She Might Not Run for President

Hillary Clinton's comments that she didn't enjoy the discussion of political dysfunction when she was secretary of state have some doubting she'll run for president. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Quixotic Bid to Boost Lawmakers' Pay Falls Short

Quixotic Bid to Boost Lawmakers' Pay Falls Short

A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Sen. Warner Campaign Says It Has Nearly $9M

Sen. Warner Campaign Says It Has Nearly $9M

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has nearly $9 million to spend on his re-election campaign, which has yet to begin in earnest, the Democratic senator and former governor's campaign announced Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 11:52 AM

First Non-Dem. in Decades Wins Special Election in Arlington

First Non-Dem. in Decades Wins Special Election in Arlington

A non-Democrat has been elected to the Arlington County Board of Supervisors for the first time in 15 years Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: More Forums? Maybe Not

Sherwood's Notebook: More Forums? Maybe Not

A calendar-crushing series of debates and forums is now an expected part of local Washington campaigns. But there are signs our upcoming general election may break this pattern. This campaign, we may not have... 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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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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