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Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:29 PM
Poll: Majority Favors Minimum Wage Raise

Poll: Majority Favors Minimum Wage Raise

Six in 10 Americans favor raising the minimum wage, according to a new Associated Press-GkK poll. The poll results come after President Obama included the issue in the State of the Union, but the poll also found... Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Bill Would Grant Stun Guns to Va. School Officers

Bill Would Grant Stun Guns to Va. School Officers

Legislation that would allow school security officers to be armed with stun guns, pepper spray and similar weapons is advancing in the General Assembly. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 2:02 PM
Jeb Bush:

Jeb Bush: "I Am My Own Man"

NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses Jeb Bush and his muscular foregin policy approach. Bush intends to highlight the differences between his policies and those of his brother and father, former... Watch »

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 7:58 PM

Hogan's Heroes: Md. Bill Would End Income Tax on Vets' Pensions

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a bill Thursday that would eliminate state income tax for veterans receiving military pensions. Read »

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 8:53 AM

D.C. Mayor to Announce Program for Homeless Families

D.C. Mayor to Announce Program for Homeless Families

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce a new program that's meant to help homeless families find permanent housing. Read »

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 7:29 PM

Md. Lawmakers Seek Foster Care Reform After Tot's Death

The death last year of a Frederick toddler has inspired bills in the Maryland General Assembly aimed at preventing children in foster care from being returned to abusive biological parents. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: The Dizzying Effects of Pot

Sherwood's Notebook: The Dizzying Effects of Pot

The city does seem to be headed to a showdown with Congress over marijuana law. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 1:58 PM
Obama Proposes Force Against ISIS

Obama Proposes Force Against ISIS

NBC political writer Carrie Dann discusses President Obama’s political strategy and recent legislation for military force against ISIS. The legislation is facing opposition from both Democrats and Republicans.... Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 8:46 PM
Mayor Bowser Promises to Tackle Unemployment in D.C.

Mayor Bowser Promises to Tackle Unemployment in D.C.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is promising to attack the city's harsh unemployment problem. News4's Tom Sherwood explains how she plans to do it. Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 7:39 PM

Gov. Larry Hogan Outlines Bill to Repeal 'Rain Tax'

Gov. Larry Hogan Outlines Bill to Repeal 'Rain Tax'

Gov. Larry Hogan is pushing hard to repeal state-mandated stormwater management fees that critics call "the rain tax.'' 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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