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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:53 PM

Sen. Warner Asks Comey to Appear on Capitol Hill

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) asked fired FBI director James Comey to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee as early as Tuesday. Read »

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Is a $250 Fine Big Enough?

Sherwood's Notebook: Is a $250 Fine Big Enough?

City transportation officials say as much as one-fourth of downtown traffic results from cars and trucks circling, looking for street parking convenient to wherever they’re going. Read »

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:45 PM

DMV Leaders Meet in Effort to Reduce Fatal Drug Overdoses

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Terry McAullife and Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser spoke at a regional summit addressing opioid abuse Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:51 AM

Democratic Hopefuls for Va. Governor to Meet at Third Debate

Democratic Hopefuls for Va. Governor to Meet at Third Debate

Democrats Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former congressman Tom Perriello are set to make the case to progressive activists and labor groups. Read »

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:49 AM

DC First Responders Could Get Tax Break

DC First Responders Could Get Tax Break

District of Columbia lawmakers are considering whether to give police officers and firefighters a big break on their income taxes if they live in the city. Read »

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:53 PM

See How Your Rep. Voted on the American Health Care Act

See How Your Rep. Voted on the American Health Care Act

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read »

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:55 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Politics Here and in Virginia

Sherwood's Notebook: Politics Here and in Virginia

New Ward 8 D.C. Council member Trayon White — like any new member — is still feeling his way around the ins and outs of how the council operates. But White was in his element Monday on the issue of feared... Read »

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Va. Democrats Face Off In First Debate for Governor

The two Virginia Democrats vying to win their party's nomination for governor debated for the first time Saturday in Northern Virginia. Read »

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 8:06 PM

Democrats Debate in Virginia Governor's Race

Democrats Debate in Virginia Governor's Race

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam highlighted his ability to attract Republicans while former congressman Tom Perriello touted his appeal to disillusioned voters as the two met in their first Democratic gubernatorial... Read »

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:54 PM

Gov. Orders Disparity Study of Medical Marijuana Industry

Gov. Orders Disparity Study of Medical Marijuana Industry

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered a study of the state's developing medical marijuana industry to ensure opportunities for minority participation. 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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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 Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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