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Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Downplays VP Pick Speculation

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Downplays VP Pick Speculation

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine again addressed speculation on Thursday that he may be Hillary Clinton's selection for vice presidential candidate. "I'm in a little, momentary bubble of attention. It will be normal... Watch »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Jaffe: Murder Highlights Need for More, Not Less, Policing

Jaffe: Murder Highlights Need for More, Not Less, Policing

A senseless murder puts into harsh light the colliding demands of policing in these times: Can police keep the peace in our still-dangerous streets without using excessive force against law-abiding people? Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 11:55 PM

Va. Prosecutor Sues Gov. Over Felons' Names

Va. Prosecutor Sues Gov. Over Felons' Names

A county prosecutor is suing Gov. Terry McAuliffe to force him to release the names of the felons whose civil rights have been restored. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 9:36 PM
Kaine Expects Clinton's VP Announcement After RNC

Kaine Expects Clinton's VP Announcement After RNC

Sen. Tim Kaine, who is on HIllary Clinton's vice president short list, doesn't expect a decision to be announced until after the Republican National Convention. Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 8:02 PM
Virginia RNC Delegates Consider the Military Vote

Virginia RNC Delegates Consider the Military Vote

One of the big focuses on the campaign trail has been defense spending and in Virginia, where 50 percent of federal funds for the commonwealth go to the military, the issue is a top priority. News4's Tom... Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Va. Delegates Late for RNC Vote; DC Votes Overruled

As the roll call vote to nominate Donald Trump as the Republican candidate began, the seats of the Virginia delegation were empty. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 8:46 PM
D.C. Mayor Bowser Promotes Statehood at RNC

D.C. Mayor Bowser Promotes Statehood at RNC

News4's Chris Lawrence has reaction from a local delegate to the fall out over Melania Trump's speech, that some believe lifted passages from Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech. News4's Tom Sherwood... Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 8:34 PM
Maryland Gov. Hogan Skips RNC

Maryland Gov. Hogan Skips RNC

A prominent individual was missing from the Maryland delegation breakfast at the Republican National Convention Tuesday: Gov. Larry Hogan. News4's Tom Sherwood reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 7:51 PM
RNC Seating: Location, Location, Location

RNC Seating: Location, Location, Location

News4's Tom Sherwood takes a look at the politics of seats at the Republican National Convention, where some states' delegates have much better views than others. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:23 AM

Felons' Right-to-Vote Case Heads to Virginia Supreme Court

Felons' Right-to-Vote Case Heads to Virginia Supreme Court

The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a Republican lawsuit trying to block more than 200,000 former felons in the state from voting in November. 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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