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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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By Wendy Warren

Behind the Push to Move the Date of D.C.'s Mayoral Election

Behind the Push to Move the Date of D.C.'s Mayoral Election

Why April 1 was picked for the next mayoral election -- and why some want to move the date. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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By Perry Stein

Internet Sales Tax Means Big Money for Va.

Internet Sales Tax Means Big Money for Va.

If the federal measure passes, Virginia would collect $251 million next year, with $168 million of that earmarked for transportation. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Fla. Rep. Compares DC to Teens Wanting More Independence

Fla. Rep. Compares DC to Teens Wanting More Independence

A Florida congressman ticked off District officials Thursday when he compared the city’s push for budget autonomy to teenagers wanting more independence. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Cuccinelli Asks out of Chef Embezzlement Case

Cuccinelli Asks out of Chef Embezzlement Case

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli asked a judge to recuse his office from a case in which a former chef at the Virginia governor’s mansion was charged with embezzlement. Read »

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Norton: DC Budget Autonomy Talks Heating Up

Norton: DC Budget Autonomy Talks Heating Up

If Congress allows it to take effect, the charter amendment approved by voters Tuesday would allow the city government to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Bill Bolling Has Regrets

AM Read: Bill Bolling Has Regrets

The Virginia lieutenant governor says he wishes he hadn't dropped out of the gubernatorial race so early. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Silverman Tried to Get Frumin to Exit At-Large Race

Silverman Tried to Get Frumin to Exit At-Large Race

Silverman’s efforts highlight the fact that low voter turnout is expected in tomorrow's at-large race -- and because the city’s majority Democratic voting base seems to be closely divided among the... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Board Approves Tuition Increases at U.Va.

Board Approves Tuition Increases at U.Va.

These approved increases came the same day that Gov. Bob McDonnell sent a letter calling on Virginia’s colleges and universities to limit tuition increases. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

City Paper Endorses Silverman for At-Large Seat

City Paper Endorses Silverman for At-Large Seat

The editors at the weekly also called for resident to vote in favor of Amendment 8. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Record Numbers at Cherry Blossom Fest

Record Numbers at Cherry Blossom Fest

Festival organizers expect the economic impact to exceed last year's $160 million in spending related to the festival. 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
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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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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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