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Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:09 PM

Rushern Baker Announces Run for Governor

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker has announced he will run for governor. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Hail to the…Supreme Court?

Sherwood's Notebook: Hail to the…Supreme Court?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a rock band — and its ruling could help legally settle the fight over the name “Redskins.” Read »

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Bow Ties Encouraged at Memorial for Jim Graham

To many D.C. residents, former D.C. Councilman Jim Graham was the politician who wore bow ties and could be seen driving his Volkswagen Beetle convertible all over town. Read »

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Jim Graham, Ex-DC Councilman, Dies at 71

Former D.C. Councilman Jim Graham has died, the D.C. Council says. Read »

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 9:20 PM

Cosby Accuser Wants End of Sex Abuse Statute of Limitations

One of Bill Cosby's accusers pleaded with the D.C. Council Thursday to change the city's statute of limitations for sex abuse cases. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 7:50 PM
Va. Gov. Candidates Put Politics Aside After Shooting

Va. Gov. Candidates Put Politics Aside After Shooting

Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver caught up with the Virginia gubernatorial candidates Wednesday to discuss the Alexandria shooting. Both men put campaigning on hold in the wake of the tragedy. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 11:36 PM

'Thoughts and Prayers': Politicians React to GOP Shooting

Politicians across the ideological spectrum called for Americans to keep House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others who were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in their thoughts and prayers. The Read »

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 5:50 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Suing the President!

Sherwood's Notebook: Suing the President!

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is mild-mannered almost to a fault. But don’t mistake that for any weakness. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Northam, Gillespie Win Nominations for Virginia Governor

Ed Gillespie squeaked by Corey Stewart for the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia while Ralph Northam had an easier path to the Democratic nomination, defeating Tom Perriello. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 8:52 PM
Voters Cast Ballots in Virginia Primaries

Voters Cast Ballots in Virginia Primaries

Voters across Virginia got their chance to cast a ballot in Tuesday's primaries. David Culver got a feel for what's motivating some people to vote. Watch »

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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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