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Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 7:26 AM
Not Everyone Is Ready for Hillary Clinton: Poll

Not Everyone Is Ready for Hillary Clinton: Poll

Hillary Clinton would crush Vice President Joe Biden among Democrats in a hypothetical presidential match up in 2016 but not everyone is sold on her potential candidacy, according to a NBC News/Marist poll of... Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Immigration Leads to O'Malley and Obama Spat

Immigration Leads to O'Malley and Obama Spat

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was one of Barack Obama's top fundraisers in 2012, raising more than $1 million for his re-election campaign and supporting the president regularly on political talk shows. Now,... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Judge Mostly Sides With Feds in McDonnell Case

Judge Mostly Sides With Feds in McDonnell Case

A federal judge is mostly siding with prosecutors on several pre-trial motions filed ahead of the corruption trial for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Annual Md. Crab Bake Has Less Star Power Than Usual

Annual Md. Crab Bake Has Less Star Power Than Usual

An all-you-can-eat seafood festival that often draws Maryland's leading political candidates wrapped up with a little less star power than usual. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 5:55 PM

House Amendment Would Undo D.C.'s Gun-Control Laws

House Amendment Would Undo D.C.'s Gun-Control Laws

The House added an amendment to a spending bill that would undo the District of Columbia's gun-control laws. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM
      

D.C. Apt. Complex Financial Dealings Probed

Several government agencies, including the IRS, are looking into allegations of financial wrongdoing at a Southeast D.C. apartment complex, the office of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray confirmed Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: A No Sale at Eastern Market

Sherwood's Notebook: A No Sale at Eastern Market

Eastern Market almost lost the Notebook as a customer this past weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Md. Gov. O'Malley Reports $796K Raised for PAC

Md. Gov. O'Malley Reports $796K Raised for PAC

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering running for president in 2016, reported Tuesday that his political action committee raised about $796,000 in the second quarter of this year. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 3:34 PM
      

Va. Officials Hope to Locate Undocumented Children Living in the State

The chairman of the Prince William County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors is hoping to put enough pressure on the county's executive to find out how many undocumented immigrant children are living in the county... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Defense Fund for Former Va. Gov. McDonnell Raises $93K

Defense Fund for Former Va. Gov. McDonnell Raises $93K

The legal defense fund for former Gov. Bob McDonnell is reporting that it raised $93,000 during the second quarter of this year. 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.
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.
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