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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 4:37 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Cows on the National Mall...Stat!

Sherwood's Notebook: Cows on the National Mall...Stat!

A member of Congress last week suggested the U.S. Department of Agriculture should be moved to Iowa because he doesn’t see cows or corn in Washington. Read »

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 5:44 PM

'We Will Not Accept This': DC Hate Crimes Up 62 Percent

A dramatically higher number of hate crimes were reported in Washington, D.C. in the past year, officials said at a news conference Friday morning. Read »

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Jaffe: Big Video Screens and Even Bigger Money

Jaffe: Big Video Screens and Even Bigger Money

So who likes video screens streaming ads mounted on buildings throughout downtown? Big bucks, that's who. Read »

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 6:45 PM

DC Restaurant Sues Trump Hotel for Unfair Competition

How do you compete with a restaurant at President Donald Trump's hotel down the road from the White House? Two Washington restaurateurs argue you can't — and have sued him over it. The plaintiffs are Khalid... Read »

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 5:24 AM

Lawmakers' Reports Showing Gifts, Stocks Available Online

Lawmakers' Reports Showing Gifts, Stocks Available Online

Forms filed by Virginia lawmakers that show gifts they've received, what companies they own stock in and who employs them and their immediate family members are now online for public view. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 7:07 PM
Could Federal Agencies Leave DC? Rep. Chafettz Suggests It

Could Federal Agencies Leave DC? Rep. Chafettz Suggests It

Rep. Jason Chafettz of Utah introduced a resolution on Wednesday that would allow federal agencies to move out of Washington. News4's Tom Sherwood discusses what impact that would have on our region and whether... Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 5:17 PM

Female Lawmakers on Women's Issues That Matter Most to Them

Female Lawmakers on Women's Issues That Matter Most to Them

On International Women's Day, NBC producer Jenn Vasquez asked female lawmakers which women's rights issues matter most to them. Here's what they told us. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 3:35 PM

First Lady Hosts International Women's Day Luncheon

First Lady Hosts International Women's Day Luncheon

In her first solo White House event as first lady, Melania Trump hosted a luncheon on International Women's Day. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:48 PM
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'Day Without a Woman' Sparks DC Demonstrations

Here is a look at what "A Day Without A Woman" protests looked like around...View gallery »

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Maryland Democrats to Plans for Planned Parenthood Funds

Maryland Democrats to Plans for Planned Parenthood Funds

Leading Maryland Democrats are supporting legislation for funding Planned Parenthood because of concerns that the federal government will cut family planning funds. 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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