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Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Washington Post Endorses Brown for Md. Governor

Washington Post Endorses Brown for Md. Governor

The Washington Post has endorsed Anthony Brown for Maryland's next governor. Read »

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 7:38 AM

D.C. Mayor Signs Legislation Allowing Handguns

D.C. Mayor Signs Legislation Allowing Handguns

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed legislation that allows people to carry concealed handguns in the nation's capital. Read »

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Bowser Wants to "Make Good Neighborhoods Great"

Bowser Wants to

A fifth-generation Washingtonian, Bowser says her interest in becoming an elected official stemmed from "a desire to make good neighborhoods great." Read »

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Catania Hopes Experience Is Enough to Lead D.C.

Catania Hopes Experience Is Enough to Lead D.C.

David Catania, a former Republican and Midwesterner, believes his 17 years of public service on the D.C. council are enough to trump that of his competitors in November's mayoral election. Read »

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Carol Schwartz Makes 5th Bid for Mayor's Office

Carol Schwartz Makes 5th Bid for Mayor's Office

After a break from office for nearly six years, former Republican Carol Schwartz turned heads this spring when she announced her fifth run for mayor, this time as an independent. Read »

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

James Brady Remembered for Gun-Control Efforts

James Brady Remembered for Gun-Control Efforts

The Newseum will host a memorial for former White House press secretary James Brady, who died in August. Read »

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 1:33 PM
How Has Obama's Dropping Popularity Affected Fundraising?

How Has Obama's Dropping Popularity Affected Fundraising?

NBC political writer Carrie Dann joins Barbara Harrison to discuss Obama's recent efforts in fundraising as well as the issue of equal pay for women in the workplace. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM

FBI, Virginia State Senators Discussed Corruption

FBI, Virginia State Senators Discussed Corruption

Virginia state senators quietly met with FBI officials for a private briefing on how not to run afoul of federal corruption laws shortly after a jury found former Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty of selling the... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM
Va. Senate Candidates Spar on Issues

Va. Senate Candidates Spar on Issues

Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on gay marriage, immigration, and other issues in the race for Virginia senate. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 2:42 PM
Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Resurfaces

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Resurfaces

The White House is once again distancing itself from the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal, which has resurfaced due to recent issues within the agency. NBC Political Writer Carrie Dann has more. 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.
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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