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Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM

A Look at Bills Approved by Md. General Assembly

A Look at Bills Approved by Md. General Assembly

A look at some measures already approved by the Maryland General Assembly, which adjourns at midnight Monday: Read »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Va. Del. Lopez Drops Out of Race to Succeed Rep. Moran

Va. Del. Lopez Drops Out of Race to Succeed Rep. Moran

The crowded field of Democrats hoping to succeed Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., in Congress got a little smaller Friday. Read »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Md. Delegate Pushes to Decriminalize Pot Now

Md. Delegate Pushes to Decriminalize Pot Now

A member of Maryland's Legislative Black Caucus is asking the House to fully decriminalize marijuana this year instead of just commissioning a study on the prospect. Read »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM
Moran: Members of Congress Are Underpaid

Moran: Members of Congress Are Underpaid

Va. Congressman Jim Moran thinks he and his colleagues should earn more money, and one reason is the cost of living in Washington. Mark Murray, NBC's senior political editor, speaks on why was this such an... Watch »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 9:13 PM
      

Gray, Bowser Attend Democratic Unity Breakfast

Mayor Vincent Gray took a moment to congratulate D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser on her win in the mayoral primary at a breakfast intended to promote party unity. Read »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Md. Senate Approves Minimum Wage Hike

Md. Senate Approves Minimum Wage Hike

A measure to raise Maryland's minimum wage was approved in the state Senate. Read »

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 7:26 PM
      

Md. Senate Committee Approves Minimum Wage Hike

A measure to raise the minimum wage in Maryland continues to move forward. Read »

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM

D.C. Mayor Proposes $10.7 Billion Budget

D.C. Mayor Proposes $10.7 Billion Budget

Two days after he was defeated in his bid for a second term, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed a $10.7 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Read »

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Ex-Va. Attorneys General: Drop Corruption Charges

Ex-Va. Attorneys General: Drop Corruption Charges

Five former Virginia attorneys general are asking a federal judge to consider their argument that public corruption charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell should be dismissed. Read »

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Md. OKs Bill on Domestic Violence in Front of Kids

Md. OKs Bill on Domestic Violence in Front of Kids

People who commit domestic violence in front of a child will face more time in prison, under a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly. 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.
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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.
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.
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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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