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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Woman Indicted in Attack on Va. Legislator's Wife

Woman Indicted in Attack on Va. Legislator's Wife

A former high school teacher faces felony charges stemming from an attack on the wife of a Virginia legislator. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Bob McDonnell's Sister: I Could Help Him Financially Anytime

The most critical testimony from former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s sister Tuesday concerned the tiny company she shared with her brother to manage finances of two beach properties. Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Virginia Attorney General Agrees to Delay in Gay Marriage

Virginia Attorney General Agrees to Delay in Gay Marriage

Gay marriage in Virginia was set to begin on Thursday -- but now, the state's Attorney General has said he agrees to a delay. Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Obama Briefly Returns From Vacation

Obama Briefly Returns From Vacation

NBC's Senior Political Editor Mark Murray explains why President Obama has briefly returned from his vacation. He also explains how Texas Gov. Rick Perry might be affected by his indictment. Watch »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Monday Marks Eric Cantor's Last Day in Congress

Monday Marks Eric Cantor's Last Day in Congress

Monday marks U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's last official day on the job. Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Staffer's Relationship With Maureen McDonnell 'Deteriorated'

One of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's most loyal top staffers took the stand Monday in the public corruption trial against McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Judge Denies McDonnells' Request to Dismiss Case

A judge has denied a request by lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to dismiss the 14 corruption charges against the couple. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Va. Facing Larger Budget Shortfall Than Expected

Va. Facing Larger Budget Shortfall Than Expected

Virginia is facing a larger shortfall in the current two-year state budget than officials had expected. But officials aren't ready to outline specific cuts. Read »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Opponents to Gay Marriage in Virginia Ask for Delay

A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week, but opponents have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay the decision. Read »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 1:52 PM
Conversation Evolving on Gay Marriage

Conversation Evolving on Gay Marriage

NBC News political reporter Carrie Dann explains how the political discussion of gay marriage has changed. She also explores the president's response to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Watch »

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Julie Carey
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.
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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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