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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 9:32 PM

Trump to Nominate Md., DC Attorneys to Justice Dept.

Trump to  Nominate Md., DC Attorneys to Justice Dept.

President Donald J. Trump said he will nominate Maryland's U.S. Attorney to be deputy attorney general and a D.C. lawyer to be an assistant attorney general. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 8:23 PM
Mayor Bowser Stands Behind DC's Undocumented Immigrants

Mayor Bowser Stands Behind DC's Undocumented Immigrants

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser reiterated her commitment to undocumented immigrants who live in the District. As News4's Tom Sherwood reports, the support was welcome news to some parents and their students. Watch »

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 5:39 PM

Trump's Travel Ban: What It Means and What's Next

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday temporarily barring visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries and refugees worldwide. Over the weekend, the order sparked confusion at airports, protests around the country and denunciations from leaders around the world. Here’s what we know about it so far: Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 1:13 PM

DC Charter Schools to Give Preference to Neighborhood

DC Charter Schools to Give Preference to Neighborhood

D.C. public charter elementary schools will give preference to students who live in the same neighborhood beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Read »

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Va. Judge Blocks Order to Detain Green Card Holders

Va. Judge Blocks Order to Detain Green Card Holders

The order came shortly after a judge in New York granted a temporary stay preventing refugees entering the United States from being deported. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 6:28 AM

Maryland Lawmakers to Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Maryland Lawmakers to Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Maryland lawmakers are introducing legislation to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use. Read »

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Va., Md. Congressmen Oppose Presidential Immigration Order

Va., Md. Congressmen Oppose Presidential Immigration Order

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) voiced their displeasure with the presidential executive order banning refugees, which sparked protests at several airports around the country. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Jaffe: Not 'Carnage,' But Too Many DC Neighborhoods Unsafe

Jaffe: Not 'Carnage,' But Too Many DC Neighborhoods Unsafe

We are not experiencing "carnage," as Trump claimed in his inaugural address. Yet too many D.C. neighborhoods are not safe. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Thousands Rally, March to Court, Capitol in March for Life

Thousands Rally, March to Court, Capitol in March for Life

Vice President Mike Pence addressed a crowd of abortion opponents Friday at the annual March for Life, reassuring them "life is winning" because of the election of President Donald Trump. "President Trump asked me to be here with you today," Pence told the crowd. "He asked me to thank you for your support." Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 5:54 PM

Trump Sanctuary City Order Sparks Fears, Praise in DC Area

President Donald Trump signed an executive action Wednesday to block federal grants from immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities," and it's receiving strong reactions in the D.C. area. 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.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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