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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Maryland Governor Feeling 'Strong' Amid Chemotherapy

Maryland Governor Feeling 'Strong' Amid Chemotherapy

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says after 60 hours of chemotherapy treatments for an aggressive form of cancer he's feeling "healthy and strong.' Read »

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 5:19 PM

D.C. Cuts Taxes, Toughens Synthetic Drug Sale Penalties

 D.C. Cuts Taxes, Toughens Synthetic Drug Sale Penalties

The D.C. Council discussed a number of legislative issues Tuesday, including a package of income tax cuts and emergency legislation that would allow the police chief to temporarily shut down businesses that sell... Read »

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 8:56 PM

Mayor Bowser Kicks Off Summer Jobs Program

More than 15,000 young people started their first summer jobs in D.C. Monday as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s first summer jobs program. Read »

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 9:48 AM

Hogan Undergoes First Round of Chemotherapy

Hogan Undergoes First Round of Chemotherapy

Gov. Larry Hogan said he was “humbled, heartened and uplifted by the outpouring of the tens of thousands of prayers and well wishes from around the state” after the announcement of his diagnosis. Read »

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 7:05 PM

Hogan: Md. Will Move Forward With Purple Line

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans Thursday to move forward with the Purple Line -- but that plan will be contingent upon receiving funding from Montgomery and Prince George's counties, he said. Read »

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 6:52 PM
Understanding the Supreme Court's ACA Ruling

Understanding the Supreme Court's ACA Ruling

NBC News Political Editor Carrie Dann speaks with Eun Yang about the importance of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act for the second time. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 7:59 AM

Council Approves Paid Sick Time Bill in Montgomery Co.

Council Approves Paid Sick Time Bill in Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County's council members have voted in favor of a bill that requires employers to give full-time employees seven paid sick days. Read »

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 at 7:19 PM
Va. Leaders React to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Va. Leaders React to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Virginia lawmakers had mixed reactions to Friday's Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, explaining what it means for residents of the Commonwealth. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 3:35 PM
Big-Name Governors May Face Difficulties in GOP Race

Big-Name Governors May Face Difficulties in GOP Race

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray says Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have trouble finding their footing in the race for the GOP nomination. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 5:55 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: 'Oh, Say Can You See…’

Sherwood's Notebook: 'Oh, Say Can You See…’

What do you see when you see the Confederate battle flag? That flag has been waved by white racists for decades in defiance of federal power and in the name of “states’ rights.” It’s been used to assail black... Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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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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