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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 11:24 PM

DC Mayor’s Proposal to Limit AG’s Powers on Hold

DC Mayor’s Proposal to Limit AG’s Powers on Hold

A showdown between the mayor of the District of Columbia and the first-ever elected attorney general has been averted for now. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 7:52 AM

Wife of Ex-Va. Gov.: Corruption Trial Was Unfair

Wife of Ex-Va. Gov.: Corruption Trial Was Unfair

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on several public corruption charges are based on an overly broad definition of bribery and that she... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 8:04 AM

White House Fence Jumper: 'They Reacted Real Fast”

The Secret Service has arrested a person for attempting to scale the White House fence. Read »

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 7:35 PM

Virginia Lawmakers Approve $100 Per Year Gift Cap

Virginia Lawmakers Approve $100 Per Year Gift Cap

Virginia lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a new $100 gift cap from lobbyists and others trying to influence state government. Read »

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 9:56 AM

Former D.C. Councilman Goes to Work at Strip Club

Former D.C. Council member Jim Graham has found a new calling as a nude dancing impresario. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 6:31 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: And They’re Off…!

Sherwood's Notebook: And They’re Off…!

Just how big is the District of Columbia budget for 2016?

$12,900,000,000. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 5:28 AM

Va, Elections Board Decertifies Touchscreen System

Va, Elections Board Decertifies Touchscreen System

The State Board of Elections has decertified a touchscreen voting system used in about one-fifth of Virginia's precincts. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 6:38 PM

New Tax Proposed on E-Cigs in Montgomery Co.

People using e-cigarettes in Montgomery County may soon be forced to pay a little more. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 6:16 AM

Early Voting Begins for D.C. Council Special Election

Early Voting Begins for D.C. Council Special Election

Early voting is underway to fill two seats on D.C. Council. Read »

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:09 PM
DC Streetcar Funding Questioned During Mayor's Council Hearing

DC Streetcar Funding Questioned During Mayor's Council Hearing

D.C. council members say Mayor Muriel Bowser's new budget slashes funding for the city's new streetcar system even more. News4's Tom Sherwood reports. Watch »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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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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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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