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Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Trust in HTJ Case Questioned About Oversight

Trust in HTJ Case Questioned About Oversight

A D.C. agency may be abolished or face major reforms after failing to monitor thousands of dollars in grant money taken by a former D.C. councilman. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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By Associated Press

DC Homeland Security Head Resigns

DC Homeland Security Head Resigns

A figure in the Harry Thomas Jr. scandal resigned her position as D.C.'s director of homeland security and emergency management. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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By Perry Stein

MD Gay-Marriage Opponents Called "Cowards"

MD Gay-Marriage Opponents Called

Maryland's First Lady Katie O'Malley veered from her prepared remarks at an event Thursday, calling Maryland lawmakers who voted against the legalization of same-sex marriage "cowards." Read »

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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By Chris Gordon
      

2nd Non-Profit Leader Pleads Guilty in HTJ Fallout

A second leader of a non-profit organization has pleaded guilty in connection with the corruption case of former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Sorry, More Scandal Stuff

Sherwood: Sorry, More Scandal Stuff

One D.C. elected official has been taken down by scandal, but many questions remain. Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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By Associated Press

Associate Accused of Aiding HTJ’s Scheme

Associate Accused of Aiding HTJ’s Scheme

A man accused of helping cover up Harry Thomas Jr.’s theft of government money is facing charges. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Poor Harry? What About the Children?

Poor Harry? What About the Children?

Harry Thomas Jr.'s vile greed. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Ward 5 Special Election Set for May 15

Ward 5 Special Election Set for May 15

A resignation letter from former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. has finally reached the D.C. elections board, meaning a special election now can be held to replace him. Read »

Monday, Jan 9, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

D.C. Leaders Express Outrage Over Thomas

After three days of near silence, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said Monday he was personally outraged by the felony crimes of former Ward 5 Council member Harry Thomas Jr. Read »

Monday, Jan 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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By Tim Persinko

Morning Read: MD's Top Lobbyists

Morning Read: MD's Top Lobbyists

Spending on political lobbying in Maryland, saving the incandescent light bulb, and Ward 5 elections. 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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