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Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Support for Gay Prosecutor Judiclal Appointment

PM Read: Support for Gay Prosecutor Judiclal Appointment

Lawyers representing five of Richmond's biggest firms wrote a letter to the presiding judge of the Richmond Circuit Court saying that Tracy Thorne-Begland would be an “outstanding jurist.” Read »

Friday, Jun 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Traffic Cams Bring DC Big Bucks

PM Read: Traffic Cams Bring DC Big Bucks

Speed and red-light cameras in D.C. brought in a record amount of money last year and are expected to bring in even more this year. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Obama Effect on Hoagies

PM Read: Obama Effect on Hoagies

Since visiting Taylor Gourmet last month, the D.C.-area sandwich shop has seen a huge boom in sales. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Plan to Control Rock Creek Deer Population

PM Read: Plan to Control Rock Creek Deer Population

Authorities are set to adopt a plan to manage the killing of hundreds of deer grazing Rock Creek Park by deploying sharpshooters to kill about 300 deer in the park at night. Read »

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Kaine Out-Fundraises Allen in Senate Race

PM Read: Kaine Out-Fundraises Allen in Senate Race

Democratic Senate nominee Tim Kaine has once again out raised his likely Republican opponent in the Virginia Senate race, George Allen, in the pre-primary filing period in the second quarter. Read »

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: The Bikeshare Column Heard 'Round DC

PM Read: The Bikeshare Column Heard 'Round DC

Critics attacked a Washington Time's column Wednesday that derided the “Capital Bikeshare” program as “broken-down socialism.” Read »

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: "Hunger Strike" Ends at Va. Prison

PM Read:

The hunger strike at Red Onion state prison—Virginia’s only super-maximum prison—has ended, The Washington Post reports. Read »

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Release of Va. Abortion Clinic Regs Postponed

PM Read: Release of Va. Abortion Clinic Regs Postponed

The McDonnell administration postponed the release of the proposed permanent regulations for abortion clinics in the state -- regulations that are expected to be similar to the controversial emergency... Read »

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Increase in Support of Md. Same-Sex Marriage

PM Read: Increase in Support of Md. Same-Sex Marriage

Following Obama's public announcement, the latest polling on same-sex marriages in Maryland shows an increase in support, with the shift largely being attributed to African-American voters. Read »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Gray Campaign Aide Pleads Guilty

PM Read: Gray Campaign Aide Pleads Guilty

Former campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to funneling campaign funds to another mayoral candidate and then getting rid of the records of the transaction. 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.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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 NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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