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Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 at 9:12 AM

The Week Ahead: Perry’s Big Week in Iowa

GOP candidate Rick Perry campaigns across Iowa, Kerry heads to China and South Korea amidst rising regional tensions and a 2016 presidential race update. Read »

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:38 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Militarized Policing Takes a Hit

Sherwood's Notebook: Militarized Policing Takes a Hit

President Barack Obama announced on Monday that the Department of Defense would scale back its freewheeling program of selling billions of dollars of surplus military assault weapons for pennies on the dollar to... Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:32 PM

D.C. Considers New Definition of 'Assaulting a Police Officer'

In the district, what it means to assault a police officer may soon change. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 at 8:44 AM

The Week Ahead: Santorum Makes it Official

GOP candidates Rick Santorum and George Pataki join the presidential fray, Rand Paul attacks “liberal failures” -- and a quick update on the total number of candidates. Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1:32 PM

D.C. Can't Enforce Part of 'Good Reason' Gun Law

D.C. Can't Enforce Part of 'Good Reason' Gun Law

People in the nation's capital no longer have to show a good reason to get a permit to carry concealed handguns outside their homes and businesses. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 at 9:17 AM

The Week Ahead: Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro to Meet?

Cuba gets first invite in 50 years to Summit of the Americas, Rand Paul enters the presidential fray, NRA convention in Nashville, and check out our Week Ahead Manor garden! Read »

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 at 8:45 AM

The Week Ahead: Hillary Enters the Fray

Hillary Clinton makes it official, Marco Rubio does too, President Obama meets with the Iraqi Prime Minister, GOP contenders gather in New Hampshire and I get my donuts! Read »

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 at 9:02 AM

The Week Ahead: Gay Marriage Debate At Supreme Court

Justices hear arguments on gay marriage, Japanese Prime Minister Abe meets with President Obama, the House takes up the gyrocopter incident and candidates hit the money trail. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 at 8:42 AM

The Week Ahead: VE Day Airshow Over D.C.

World War II Warbirds commemorate victory in Europe; Fiorina, Carson and Huckabee may enter the 2016 fray. A new NBC/WSJ poll and the Week Ahead look at where the candidates stand. Read »

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:50 AM

O'Malley to Announce Presidential Plans on May 30

O'Malley to Announce Presidential Plans on May 30

Martin O'Malley plans to announce his presidential intentions on May 30 in Baltimore, a move that could present another Democratic challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton. 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.
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