First Read
Your first stop for politics in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Montgomery County Proposes Styrofoam Ban

Montgomery County Proposes Styrofoam Ban

Montgomery County may join D.C. in banning the use of styrofoam food packaging. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Schwartz to Launch Campaign for D.C. Mayor

Schwartz to Launch Campaign for D.C. Mayor

Former D.C. council member Carol Schwartz is set to officially kick off her campaign for mayor. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 11:50 AM

D.C. Mayors' Race: What You Need to Know

D.C. Mayors' Race: What You Need to Know

Playing catch-up when it comes to this fall's D.C. election? Start here, and find out where to vote, who's running, and what else is on the ballot. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 5:38 AM

O'Malley to Discuss EARN Maryland Program

O'Malley to Discuss EARN Maryland Program

Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to give an update on the EARN Maryland program. Read »

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 7:13 AM

D.C. Statehood to Get Hearing on Capitol Hill

D.C. Statehood to Get Hearing on Capitol Hill

A Senate committee will hold a hearing next week on a bill that would make the District the nation's 51st state. Read »

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 1:31 PM
Obama's Strategy Against ISIS

Obama's Strategy Against ISIS

President Obama will talk to congressional leaders about ISIS on Tuesday. NBC's Carrie Dann discusses Obama's strategy to fight ISIS, as well as the big issues facing Congress this fall. Watch »

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 5:48 AM

Warner, Gillespie Talk Tech at Candidate Forum

Warner, Gillespie Talk Tech at Candidate Forum

U.S. Senate candidates Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie will be making their pitches to northern Virginia's tech community at a town hall forum. Read »

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Gray's Campaign Driver Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

A former driver for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray pleaded guilty to conspiracy in connection with Gray's 2010 campaign. Read »

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 at 7:29 AM

'Facts Spoke for Themselves': McDonnell Trial Juror

Kathleen L. Carmody said she voted for Bob McDonnell and thought he was "terrific for Virginia'' as governor -- but as a juror in McDonnell's corruption trial, she was compelled to convict him. Read »

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Ex.-Gov. Sobs as McDonnells Found Guilty

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have been found guilty of multiple counts in their corruption trial. "My trust remains in the Lord," said Bob McDonnell in a brief statement as he left the... Read »

About First Read
NBC Washington provides insight and analysis on those who shape politics in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Newsletters

Get First Read DMV sent to your inbox!

Truth-O-Meter
Authors
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.
Domenico Montanaro
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.
Chuck Todd
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.
Latest Tweets