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Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 10:13 AM

Jaffe Report: Time to Free D.C. From Federal Taxes?

Jaffe Report: Time to Free D.C. From Federal Taxes?

Time to free D.C.! From federal taxes, I mean. Hear me out. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Former D.C. Schools Chief Censured by Ethics Board

Former D.C. Schools Chief Censured by Ethics Board

A former District of Columbia schools chancellor has been censured by the city's ethics board for soliciting a six-figure contribution from a company that was doing business with the school system. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Ex-Maryland Gov. O'Malley Says He Won't Seek to Lead DNC

Ex-Maryland Gov. O'Malley Says He Won't Seek to Lead DNC

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he won't seek to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 6:09 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: The Political Richter Scale

Sherwood's Notebook: The Political Richter Scale

Looking ahead is what we are doing — the aftershocks, you might call them. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 4:59 PM

'Death With Dignity' Bill Passes in DC, Will Go to Congress

'Death With Dignity' Bill Passes in DC, Will Go to Congress

District of Columbia lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a doctor. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 2:32 PM

DC Council Wants Less Splashy Stand to Watch Inauguration

DC Council Wants Less Splashy Stand to Watch Inauguration

A majority of D.C. Council members believe the city should spend less money on a viewing stand for District officials to watch President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade than it did for President Barack... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 12:51 PM

DC Mayor: Nation's Capital Will Remain a 'Sanctuary City'

DC Mayor: Nation's Capital Will Remain a 'Sanctuary City'

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has joined a growing number of mayors who say they'll do all they can to protect residents from deportation after President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 10:42 AM

DC Council to Take Final Vote on 'Death With Dignity' Bill

DC Council to Take Final Vote on 'Death With Dignity' Bill

District of Columbia lawmakers are set to vote for the final time on a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a doctor. Read »

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass Statues Proposed in Md.

Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass Statues Proposed in Md.

Two leading Maryland lawmakers want to commission statues of Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass for inside the Maryland State House. Read »

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 9:19 AM

Founding Fathers Distrusted Popular Vote to Pick President

Founding Fathers Distrusted Popular Vote to Pick President

The fact that Hillary Clinton most likely won the U.S. popular vote but won't be president has some people wondering, "Wait, why do we do it this way?'' 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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