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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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Bowser Extends Money Lead Over D.C. Mayoral Rivals

Bowser Extends Money Lead Over D.C. Mayoral Rivals

Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee in the D.C. mayor's race, has more than $1 million to spend between now and November. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 3:28 PM

D.C. Gun Ruling Is on Hold But Having an Effect

D.C. Gun Ruling Is on Hold But Having an Effect

Prosecutors in the District of Columbia have stopped charging people with carrying a handgun outside their home or business after a judge's ruling. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: The Mayoral Campaign…Cleaning Up

Sherwood's Notebook: The Mayoral Campaign…Cleaning Up

Union leaders on Monday milled about in front of the imposing headquarters of the AFL-CIO on 16th Street, a strip of yellow “caution” tape warding off any vehicles that might try to pull onto the expansive... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 11:04 PM
      

McDonnell Trial: Brother of Star Prosecution Witness Testifies

Prosecutors presented Tuesday afternoon what they say is another example of gifts the former first couple of Virginia accepted from a businessman who says he sought their help promoting his product. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM
Primary Day in Three States

Primary Day in Three States

Tuesday is primary day in Wisconsin, Connecticut and Minnesota, where the winner will face Sen. Al Franken. What can we expect from that race? NBC News political reporter Carrie Dann offers insight. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM

DC: So Far No One Has Paid Marijuana Fine

DC: So Far No One Has Paid Marijuana Fine

Nearly three dozen civil citations have been issued in the District of Columbia since marijuana possession was decriminalized, but so far none of the fines have been paid. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 9:05 AM
      

Bowser to Spend Day as Hotel Housekeeper

Bowser announced Monday that she will spend a day working as a housekeeper at the Marriot Marquis hotel in downtown D.C., in support of the city's workers. Read »

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:28 PM
      

Ex-Virginia Governor's Former Top Aide Testifies

The onetime chief of staff to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he had no idea at the time that his boss had received thousands of dollars in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman. Read »

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Obama: Iraq Is Not a Short-Term Problem

Obama: Iraq Is Not a Short-Term Problem

NBC Political Correspondent Carrie Dann discusses President Barack Obama's remarks on Iraq and Hillary Clinton's criticism of his foreign policy. Watch »

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins

Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins

The state’s tax holiday begins Sunday and covers any clothing and footwear for $100 or less. Accessory items are not included. 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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