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Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Marion Barry's Autobiography Debuts Tuesday

Marion Barry's Autobiography Debuts Tuesday

So-called "mayor for life" Marion Barry is embracing the title as his autobiography gets ready to hit bookstands. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Shivan Sarna

Early Voting Days Away as Scandal Heats Up

Early Voting Days Away as Scandal Heats Up

The Democratic mayoral primary is 21 days away, and early voting starts in less than a week -- but to say things are getting complicated for incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray is a vast understatement. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By NBC Washington

D.C. Candidates Face Latest Fundraising Deadline

D.C. Candidates Face Latest Fundraising Deadline

Mayor Vincent Gray brought in the most money during the last fundraising period, which was his first since entering the race in December. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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By NBC Washington

Compare D.C.'s Median Income From 1999 to 2012

Compare D.C.'s Median Income From 1999 to 2012

It's hardly a secret that D.C.'s been gentrifying over the past decade or so, but now you can play around with the some of data yourself, through the U.S. Census Bureau's new Census Explorer. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Open for (Some) Business

Sherwood's Notebook: Open for (Some) Business

Many people have been praising Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council for bucking the national government and staying open during the federal shutdown. But it’s not as easy as the public statements make it... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Mayor to Declare DC Workers “Essential” in Face of Shutdown

Mayor to Declare DC Workers “Essential” in Face of Shutdown

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray plans to declare all D.C. government workers essential in the face of a potential federal shutdown. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 6:04 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Commercializing Carnegie?

Sherwood's Notebook: Commercializing Carnegie?

The Carnegie Library in downtown Washington is a tarnished jewel. The library, on its awkward site, has resisted many efforts to restore its luster and appeal to the modern world. Some purists are wincing, but a... Read »

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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By Erica Jones

Mayor Gray Vetoes "Walmart Bill"

Mayor Gray Vetoes

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed a bill that would have required Walmart and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Smoldering Ruins - of Freedom

Sherwood: Smoldering Ruins - of Freedom

In the name of security, we have lost privacy and freedom in almost too many ways to count since Sept. 11, 2001. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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By Mark Segraves
      

Gray: Sequestration Cost D.C. Thousands of Jobs

Many people and jurisdictions feel the impact of sequestration, but Mayor Vincent Gray says the federal budget cuts hit the District harder than any other area, with thousands of jobs lost. 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.
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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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