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Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:48 PM
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By Jordan Murray

'Day Without a Woman' Sparks DC Demonstrations

Here is a look at what "A Day Without A Woman" protests looked like around...View gallery »

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Maryland Democrats to Plans for Planned Parenthood Funds

Maryland Democrats to Plans for Planned Parenthood Funds

Leading Maryland Democrats are supporting legislation for funding Planned Parenthood because of concerns that the federal government will cut family planning funds. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 5:29 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Karl Racine... a Run for Mayor?

Sherwood's Notebook: Karl Racine... a Run for Mayor?

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sounds like someone revved up to run for mayor. But will he get in? And, realistically, could he win? Read »

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 6:59 PM
Fight Over Future of DC's Federally Funded School Vouchers

Fight Over Future of DC's Federally Funded School Vouchers

As the debate heats up over school vouchers -- a program favored by the new U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos -- a program in Washington, D.C. is suddenly in the spotlight. The Opportunity Scholarship Program is the only federally funded school voucher program in the nation, but a majority of D.C. councilmembers want to end the program. News4's Mark Segraves reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 6:36 PM
DC's Digital Billboard Battle Turns Political

DC's Digital Billboard Battle Turns Political

A court order is keeping some large outdoor video advertising screens from lighting up in the District. But there is now a political fight over the billboards, and Mayor Muriel Bowser is right in the middle of it. News4's Tom Sherwood reports. Watch »

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 9:17 PM
Local Reaction to President Trump's New Travel Ban Executive Order

Local Reaction to President Trump's New Travel Ban Executive Order

President Donald Trump revised his travel ban, but opponents are calling it the "Muslim ban 2.0." News4's Darcy Spencer has the story. Watch »

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 5:33 PM

Va. AG Says New Travel Ban Concedes Flaws in Original

Va. AG Says New Travel Ban Concedes Flaws in Original

Virginia's attorney general says the Trump administration's revised travel ban is an "incredible concession" and a tacit admission that the original ban was constitutionally flawed. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Alexandria Schools to Close on 'Day Without a Woman'

Public schools in Alexandria, Virginia, will be closed for students on Wednesday, March 8 because more than 300 staff members requested leave when the "Day Without a Woman" boycott is set to be held. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:14 PM

White House Resumes Tours, With Presidential Surprise

The first tour group to visit the White House since President Donald Trump took office got a big surprise Tuesday -- the president himself said hello. Read »

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Maryland Governor Backs Legislative Redistricting Reform

Maryland Governor Backs Legislative Redistricting Reform

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is again pushing for redistricting reform that would give an independent board the power to redraw Maryland's legislative districts. 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.
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 Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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