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Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:30 AM

D.C. Council to Consider Contracting Reform Bills

D.C. Council to Consider Contracting Reform Bills

The D.C. Council will hear testimony on a package of bills meant to reform the city's contracting process. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:48 PM
Obama, Putin Speak by Phone

Obama, Putin Speak by Phone

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses the latest phone conversation between President Obama and Vladimir Putin. Watch »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Md. Gov. O'Malley Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill

Md. Gov. O'Malley Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1. Read »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Md. Prosecutors Urge Veto of Pot Leniency Bill

Md. Prosecutors Urge Veto of Pot Leniency Bill

The Maryland State's Attorneys Association is urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. Read »

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 »

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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.
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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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