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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 »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:33 PM

McDonnell Trial: Prosecution Rests

The prosecution rested its case Thursday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen -- but not before revealing the grand total in gifts, trips and loans they say the... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Park Southern Complex Remains Issue in D.C. Mayor's Race

A run-down apartment building in southeast Washington reemerged as an issue in the district’s mayoral race. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Brown

Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Brown

The Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the governor's race. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Prosecutors in McDonnell Trial to Rest Case Thursday

Prosecutors in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, announced Wednesday they will rest their case Thursday. Read »

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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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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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