First Read
Your first stop for politics in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 5:20 AM

Former Md. Lt. Gov. Brown to Run for Rep. Edwards’ Seat

Former Md. Lt. Gov. Brown to Run for Rep. Edwards’ Seat

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has announced his intent to run for Rep. Donna Edwards' House seat. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Gov. McAuliffe Set to Visit Cuba on Trade Mission

Gov. McAuliffe Set to Visit Cuba on Trade Mission

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to head to Cuba later this year as part of an economic development and trade mission. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 3:19 PM
AP Sues for Access to Clinton's Emails

AP Sues for Access to Clinton's Emails

The Associated Press is suing the Department of State to release private emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. NBC News political writer Carrie Dann discusses how the lack of transparency could... Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 6:21 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Neighbors of Different Sorts

Sherwood's Notebook: Neighbors of Different Sorts

Former Mayor Adrian Fenty in 2007 began referring to homeless people as "our homeless neighbors." Fenty's administration would come to depend upon the old D.C. General as its go-to shelter for the homeless. Now... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 10:19 PM

Md. Senate Committee Votes Down Governor's Stormwater Bill

Md. Senate Committee Votes Down Governor's Stormwater Bill

A state Senate committee gave an unfavorable vote to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's bill to repeal stormwater management fees. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 8:43 PM
Mayor Bowser: Good Jobs = Good Homes for D.C. Residents

Mayor Bowser: Good Jobs = Good Homes for D.C. Residents

Despite skyrocketing housing costs, a D.C. housekeeper saved enough money to soon buy a house in the city. As News4's Tom Sherwood reports, it's part of Mayor Muriel Bowser's effort to assure good jobs for... Watch »

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 8:19 PM

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards to Run for Mikulski's Seat

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards has announced her plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2016. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Moms Will Be Able to Breastfeed in Public in Va.

Moms Will Be Able to Breastfeed in Public in Va.

Moms in Virginia will soon be legally allowed to breastfeed their babies in public places. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 5:55 AM

Hearing on Drone Legislation Set in Maryland

Hearing on Drone Legislation Set in Maryland

A measure in Maryland would establish that only the state may enact a law or take other actions to prohibit or restrict the use of unmanned aircrafts, not local governments. Read »

Monday, Mar 9, 2015 at 11:34 PM

44 Former AGs Back ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell's Appeal

44 Former AGs Back ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell's Appeal

Forty-four former state attorneys general from across the country have urged a federal appeals court to toss out former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption convictions. Read »

About First Read
NBC Washington provides insight and analysis on those who shape politics in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Newsletters

Get First Read DMV sent to your inbox!

Truth-O-Meter
Authors
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.
Latest Tweets