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Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Voters Favor Incumbent Sen. Warner: Survey

Voters Favor Incumbent Sen. Warner: Survey

With less than a month until Election Day, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner still holds a commanding lead over his challengers in the U.S. Senate race. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 5:46 PM

D.C. Council Approves Record Sealing for Pot Crimes

D.C. Council Approves Record Sealing for Pot Crimes

Lawmakers in the nation's capital continued a push toward liberalizing its marijuana laws on Tuesday, approving a bill that would make it easier than in any state for nonviolent marijuana offenders to have their... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Brown, Hogan, Duel Over Economy in 1st Debate

Brown, Hogan, Duel Over Economy in 1st Debate

Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan have continued dueling over how to make Maryland's economy better in their first televised debate. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 5:33 AM

D.C. Council to Vote on Medical Pot, Record Sealing

D.C. Council to Vote on Medical Pot, Record Sealing

The D.C. Council is poised to make further changes to marijuana laws in the nation's capital as residents weigh whether to legalize pot. Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 11:37 PM

First Same-Sex Couples Marry in Va.

Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way by turning away several appeals, gay couples have started marrying in Virginia. Erika Turner and Jennifer Melsop of Centreville became the first... Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 1:31 PM
President Obama Criticized on Foreign Policy

President Obama Criticized on Foreign Policy

NBC political writer Carrie Dann has the latest on what former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta said about President Obama. Watch »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Obama Endorses Muriel Bowser for D.C. Mayor

President Barack Obama has endorsed Muriel Bowser in D.C.'s mayoral race, reports News4's Tom Sherwood. Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 8:55 AM

3 Agencies Handle D.C. Parking Tix; Bill Could Fix

3 Agencies Handle D.C. Parking Tix; Bill Could Fix

Among other things, the bill would streamline the handling of parking tickets in the District of Columbia. Currently, three different agencies are involved in the parking ticket process. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

McAuliffe Says He Was Unaware of Job Offer to Sen's Daughter

McAuliffe Says He Was Unaware of Job Offer to Sen's Daughter

Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he was unaware his chief of staff made a potential job offer to the daughter of a state senator who was considering resigning this summer. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Catania’s First Nats Game

Catania’s First Nats Game

Game 1 of the NLDS is also game one for D.C. mayoral candidate David Catania. 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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