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Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 6:23 PM

D.C. Statehood Hearing Monday

For the first time in 21 years, a congressional committee will consider the notion of turning the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state. Read »

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 5:29 PM
U.S. Continues to Build a Coalition Against ISIS

U.S. Continues to Build a Coalition Against ISIS

Barbara Harrison is joined by NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray to talk more about President Obama's efforts to build an international coalition against the terrorist group ISIS. Also, learn more... Watch »

Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 1:00 AM

D.C. Assistant Fire Chief Stepping Down

D.C. Assistant Fire Chief Stepping Down

An assistant fire chief with the D.C. Fire Department is stepping down. Read »

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 5:35 AM

D.C. to Hold Lottery for Ballot Position

D.C. to Hold Lottery for Ballot Position

It's not exactly the Kentucky Derby draw, but candidates in the District of Columbia's political horse races are still hoping to land a favorable position. Read »

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 1:42 PM
Obama Asks for International Help Against ISIS

Obama Asks for International Help Against ISIS

NBC News political writer Carrie Dann reports that President Obama is now seeking international support against terrorist group ISIS, after successfully managing to get the majority of Americans and Congress on... Watch »

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:19 PM

D.C. Mayor's Driver No Longer Working as Lobbyist

D.C. Mayor's Driver No Longer Working as Lobbyist

The driver for Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign who pleaded guilty to conspiracy last week is no longer working as a lobbyist for the Johns Hopkins University and health system. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Firefighter's Union Endorses Muriel Bowser

Firefighter's Union Endorses Muriel Bowser

D.C.'s firefighter's union has decided to endorse the Democratic nominee for mayor. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Majority of Americans Want Military Action Against ISIS

Majority of Americans Want Military Action Against ISIS

NBC News political writer Carrie Dann reports that 61 percent of Americans are calling for military intervention against the terrorist group ISIS. Watch »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Security Clearance Contractor to Lose Gov't Work

Security Clearance Contractor to Lose Gov't Work

The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor that was targeted last month by a cyberattack, said agency, congressional... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: An Ending and a Beginning…

Sherwood's Notebook: An Ending and a Beginning…

We may be at the beginning of the end of the shadow campaign scandal. 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.
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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.
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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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