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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 »

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Franchot Wants Schools to Start After Labor Day

Franchot Wants Schools to Start After Labor Day

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot doesn't want your kids to go back to school until after Labor Day. Read »

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM
      

Charges in James Brady's Homicide Could Prove Tough

A medical examiner determined that the death of James Brady at age 73 was a homicide, even all these years later, with an autopsy revealing the cause to be the gunshot wound to the head he suffered in 1981... Read »

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 1:43 PM
U.S. Strikes Islamic Militants

U.S. Strikes Islamic Militants

NBC Political Correspondent Carrie Dann discusses the U.S.'s targeted airstrikes against ISIS early on Friday. President Obama has been criticized for waiting so long to act. Watch »

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Va. Gay Marriage Fight Closer to Supreme Court

Va. Gay Marriage Fight Closer to Supreme Court

The fight over gay marriage in Virginia is headed for the Supreme Court. 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.
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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