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Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: The Dizzying Effects of Pot

Sherwood's Notebook: The Dizzying Effects of Pot

The city does seem to be headed to a showdown with Congress over marijuana law. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 1:58 PM
Obama Proposes Force Against ISIS

Obama Proposes Force Against ISIS

NBC political writer Carrie Dann discusses President Obama’s political strategy and recent legislation for military force against ISIS. The legislation is facing opposition from both Democrats and Republicans.... Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 8:46 PM
Mayor Bowser Promises to Tackle Unemployment in D.C.

Mayor Bowser Promises to Tackle Unemployment in D.C.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is promising to attack the city's harsh unemployment problem. News4's Tom Sherwood explains how she plans to do it. Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 7:39 PM

Gov. Larry Hogan Outlines Bill to Repeal 'Rain Tax'

Gov. Larry Hogan Outlines Bill to Repeal 'Rain Tax'

Gov. Larry Hogan is pushing hard to repeal state-mandated stormwater management fees that critics call "the rain tax.'' Read »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 7:11 PM

DC Mayor: Congress Too Late to Stop Pot Law

DC Mayor: Congress Too Late to Stop Pot Law

D.C. will go ahead with its move to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the next few weeks, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Va. Legislature OKs Marijuana Oils to Treat Epilepsy

Va. Legislature OKs Marijuana Oils to Treat Epilepsy

The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation to allow use of two derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Legislation Tightening Ethics Laws

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Legislation Tightening Ethics Laws

Virginia lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday tightening the ethics laws governing public officials' behavior. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 5:47 AM

Hogan to Outline Bill to Repeal 'Rain Tax'

Hogan to Outline Bill to Repeal 'Rain Tax'

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is holding a news conference to talk about his goal of repealing stormwater management fees that critics call "the rain tax.'' Read »

Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 5:56 AM

Va. House, Senate Propose Employee Raises

Va. House, Senate Propose Employee Raises

Virginia state workers would get a small pay increase under new budget proposals. Read »

Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 8:49 PM

D.C. Council, Congress Head for Pot Showdown

The District government is headed for a showdown with Congress over the city's effort to legalize marijuana possession. 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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