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Friday, Mar 6, 2015 at 4:40 PM
Hillary Email Controversy Creates 2 Lasting Issues

Hillary Email Controversy Creates 2 Lasting Issues

Hillary Clinton's email controversy creates two lasting issues for her, says Mark Murray, NBC's senior political editor. Watch »

Friday, Mar 6, 2015 at 9:33 AM

Protesters Hold 'Sled-In' on Capitol Hill

After a high-stakes game of chicken (which, incidentally, is also known as -- ahem -- "snowdrift"), D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton confirmed that U.S. Capitol Police are not enforcing the ban on sledding on... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Rep. Van Hollen Says He'll Run for Mikulski's Seat

Rep. Van Hollen Says He'll Run for Mikulski's Seat

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Sen. Barbara Mikulski retires. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 5:39 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: An End and a Beginning …

Sherwood's Notebook: An End and a Beginning …

There were two big announcements Monday. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Affordable Care Acts Faces Legal Opposition

Affordable Care Acts Faces Legal Opposition

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses the long-term impact of King v. Burwell, a legal challenge against the Affordable Care Act. Most Republicans are in favor of the Supreme Court striking down... Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Housing Mulled for Teens Charged as Adults

Housing Mulled for Teens Charged as Adults

Capt. Michael Merican pays close attention to the needs and well-being of 200 inmates, but one causes him constant worry: a terrified 17-year-old boy. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 1:24 PM

E-Cigarettes Extinguished in Montgomery County

E-Cigarettes Extinguished in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Bill 56-14 on Tuesday that will ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places where traditional cigarette smoking is banned. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 1:26 PM

D.C. Council Outlaws Private Pot Clubs

D.C. Council Outlaws Private Pot Clubs

City leaders have unanimously approved legislation that bans pot smoking at private clubs. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 3:30 PM

O'Malley Won't Seek Sen. Seat, Keeps White House Option

O'Malley Won't Seek Sen. Seat, Keeps White House Option

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include... 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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