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Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Winners & Losers of 1st GOP Debate

Winners & Losers of 1st GOP Debate

Mark Murray shares his thoughts on who succeeded and who took a hit in the first major GOP debate Thursday night. Watch »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 7:01 PM

The Week Ahead: Ohio’s Kasich Makes it a Sweet 16

The Week Ahead with Andy Gross Read »

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 12:22 PM

Trump Lashes Out at Fox News, Megyn Kelly

Trump Lashes Out at Fox News, Megyn Kelly

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lashed out at FOX News and Megyn Kelly for what he said were targeted, unfair and "nasty" questions to him during the GOP primary debate on Thursday. Speaking to... Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 7:05 PM

The Week Ahead: Walker Makes it Official

The Week Ahead with Andy Gross Read »

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Md. Leader Wants Statue of 'Pro-Slavery' Justice Removed

Md. Leader Wants Statue of 'Pro-Slavery' Justice Removed

A Frederick alderwoman is renewing a call for removing a statue of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney from City Hall. Read »

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 8:11 AM

Va. Recalls License Plates Featuring Confederate Flag

Va. Recalls License Plates Featuring Confederate Flag

Virginia has revoked specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag after a federal judge dissolved an injunction allowing the image. The Department of Motor Vehicles will begin recalling and... Read »

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 9:38 AM

Fact-Checking the 1st GOP 2016 Debate

Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for... Read »

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 8:47 AM

At GOP Debate, Trump Comes Out Swinging

A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nominati... Read »

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 5:55 AM

Tax-Free Week Being Held in Maryland

Tax-Free Week Being Held in Maryland

Maryland is offering a break from sales tax for back-to-school shopping. Read »

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Eleanor Holmes Norton to Address Female Pot Entrepreneurs

Eleanor Holmes Norton to Address Female Pot Entrepreneurs

Holmes Norton is scheduled to address the District's chapter of Women Grow, a professional network for female entrepreneurs in the legal pot industry. 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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