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Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 8:16 PM

Concern Grows Over Whereabouts of Former D.C. Del.

Concern is growing for the well-being of 82-year-old Walter Fauntroy -- a former D.C. congressman and longtime civil rights activist -- who has been traveling for an extended period of time, but has been unclear... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 12:55 PM
13 Ward 8 Candidates to Meet at Debate

13 Ward 8 Candidates to Meet at Debate

It's a crowded field in the April 28 special election for Marion Barry's Ward 8 Council seat. Barry died late last year. Wednesday night, 13 candidates will meet for a debate. News4's Tom Sherwood offers insight... Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 7:09 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Walt Whitman’s Washington…

Sherwood's Notebook: Walt Whitman’s Washington…

The Notebook shook ourselves from the couch on Sunday and traveled over the 14th Street Bridge, down the George Washington Parkway to the Athenaeum in Alexandria. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 12:55 PM
No Run-of-the-Mill House Budget Vote

No Run-of-the-Mill House Budget Vote

Members of the House are slated to vote on a budget Wednesday -- but this is no run-of-the-mill vote. We're are about to see some very tricky legislative moves. NBC News political writer Carrie Dann walks us... Watch »

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 7:31 PM

The Week Ahead: A Nuclear Deal with Iran?

The Week Ahead: A Nuclear Deal with Iran?

Nuclear talks with Iran continue, Chuck Todd talks to California Governor Jerry Brown on Meet the Press, Afghan President Ghani meets with Obama and it’s 70 years since Iwo Jima. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 8:43 PM

Appeals Court Weighs Md. Gun Control Law

Appeals Court Weighs Md. Gun Control Law

A federal appeals court heard arguments on key provisions of Maryland's sweeping gun control law Wednesday. Read »

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 at 7:37 PM
Ted Cruz Enters the 2016 Presidential Race

Ted Cruz Enters the 2016 Presidential Race

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz enters the 2016 presidential race. Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses his current position. Watch »

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Bill to Expunge Minor Marijuana Convictions Approved

Bill to Expunge Minor Marijuana Convictions Approved

Maryland residents who were convicted of a crime that is no longer considered one would be able to have the conviction expunged, under a bill approved by the House of Delegates. Read »

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 3:03 PM
How Likely is Mandatory Voting in the U.S.?

How Likely is Mandatory Voting in the U.S.?

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray analyzes the possibility of mandatory voting in the U.S. after President Obama commented on the idea. Watch »

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 12:15 AM

Document Details Ex-Va. First Lady's Would-Be Testimony

Document Details Ex-Va. First Lady's Would-Be Testimony

An affidavit by Maureen McDonnell's attorney, William Burck, filed under seal last year and made public Wednesday, shows what she would have testified in her husband's defense if the judge approved separate... 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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