First Read | NBC4 Washington
First Read
Your first stop for politics in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 6:20 PM

GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Play Nice at First Debate

GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Play Nice at First Debate

Virginia Republican hopefuls for governor have played nice during their first debate. Read »

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:28 AM

Jaffe Report: Inside the Claims Against Trump's D.C. Hotel

Jaffe Report: Inside the Claims Against Trump's D.C. Hotel

President Trump's hotel deal on America's main street is rife with potential for conflict of interest. Hold that. It is the epitome of conflict. Read »

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Va. Governor: Cut Jamestown Celebration, Fund Mental Health

Va. Governor: Cut Jamestown Celebration, Fund Mental Health

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking Republican lawmakers to cut spending on the 400th anniversary of the founding of the oldest legislative body in the country and redirect the money to mental health care... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 5:46 AM

DC Statehood Supporters to Lobby Congress on Local Autonomy

DC Statehood Supporters to Lobby Congress on Local Autonomy

Advocates for District of Columbia statehood are making their annual pitch to members of Congress. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 5:56 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: A Bad Lesson?

Sherwood's Notebook: A Bad Lesson?

When is it a good time for a city official to scurry in a back door to avoid reporters? Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 7:37 PM
Getting To Know The New Chancellor of DC Schools

Getting To Know The New Chancellor of DC Schools

Antwan Wilson started as DC Schools Chancellor ealier this year. News4's Tom Sherwood talked to him one on one Tuesday, and learned what he thinks his biggest challenges will be. Watch »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:26 PM

Judge in Va. Lawsuit Rules Travel Ban Violates Constitution

A United States district judge has ruled President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration violates the Constitution and has granted a preliminary injunction against the order, according to court documents. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:18 AM

Md. Bill Would End Need for Gov.'s OK to Parole Lifers

Md. Bill Would End Need for Gov.'s OK to Parole Lifers

Supporters say Maryland's system is one of only three in the country where the governor must personally approve parole for lifers. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:50 AM

'Hands Off DC' Rally Held Near Capitol

D.C. legislators and residents demonstrated near the Capitol Building on Monday to tell members of Congress to respect District voters. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:27 AM

House Moving to Block DC 'Death With Dignity' Law

House Moving to Block DC 'Death With Dignity' Law

A House committee is taking up an unusual resolution that would invalidate a D.C. law. Read »

About First Read
NBC Washington provides insight and analysis on those who shape politics in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Truth-O-Meter
Authors
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.
Latest Tweets