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Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:47 AM

2 Virginia Democrats Vying to Be Face of Trump Resistance

2 Virginia Democrats Vying to Be Face of Trump Resistance

Two Virginia Democrats vying to be the face of the resistance to President Donald Trump are squaring off Tuesday in a gubernatorial primary that's come down to a choice between heads and hearts. Read »

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Loving V. Va: Mildred Loving Never Considered Herself a Hero

Loving V. Va: Mildred Loving Never Considered Herself a Hero

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Loving decision, The Associated Press is republishing its last interview with Mildred Loving, by reporter Dionne Walker. Read »

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Candidates for Va. Governor Run on Different Priorities

Candidates for Va. Governor Run on Different Priorities

Virginians are set to head to the polls Tuesday to pick a Republican and Democratic candidate in the closely watched race for governor. Read »

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Va. Gov. Candidate Tom Perriello Sells Exxon Stock

Va. Gov. Candidate Tom Perriello Sells Exxon Stock

Democrat Tom Perriello says he has sold stock in Exxon Mobile he bought three weeks before launching a run for governor. Read »

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Jaffe: Poll Shows Bowser Support Broad But Soft for '18

Jaffe: Poll Shows Bowser Support Broad But Soft for '18

With the 2018 mayoral primary just a year away, Mayor Muriel Bowser has favorable ratings but remains vulnerable in her bid for a second term, according to a citywide poll conducted in late May. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 at 5:49 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: 'Take a Stand'

Sherwood's Notebook: 'Take a Stand'

Some of the veterans of Marion Barry’s first campaign for mayor in 1978 jointed with George Washington University’s Gelman Library to announce the Barry ’78 oral history project. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 7:35 PM

'Governor' Bowser? Council Considers Title Changes

How about Governor Muriel Bowser? Read »

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot for Va. Primary Near

The deadline is approaching to request an absentee ballot for this month's primary election. Read »

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 8:26 PM

McAuliffe Blasts Trump Over Climate Pact Withdrawal

McAuliffe Blasts Trump Over Climate Pact Withdrawal

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is sharply criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement. Read »

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 2:03 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: When Rush Hour Isn’t

Sherwood's Notebook: When Rush Hour Isn’t

If you are among the people who live here or the 500,000 who drive into and out of the city each work day, there’s nothing amusing about our traffic. Read »

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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.
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