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Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Is Scandal Fatigue Bumming Out Voters?

Is Scandal Fatigue Bumming Out Voters?

“Kick the bums out!” is a battle cry that can strike fear in the hearts of elected officials. But will District voters wearied from scandal go to the polls? Read »

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: March Madness

Sherwood: March Madness

Last week's flurry of subpoenas from U.S. Attorney Robert Machen may be an important, game-changing moment in the wide-ranging federal criminal investigation into campaign corruption. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Hollywood Money Tied to DC Campaigns

AM Read: Hollywood Money Tied to DC Campaigns

The Washington Times reports that donations from Hollywood-zip codes to D.C. candidates came in at the same day and in the same amount as Thompson's donations. Read »

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Council Member to Introduce Money Order Limit

In reaction to money orders that are part of a grand jury investigation into D.C. politics, the D.C. Council will consider a cap. Read »

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

DC Council Chairman Gets Grand Jury Subpoena

DC Council Chairman Gets Grand Jury Subpoena

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown received a federal grand jury subpoena for records related to contributions by a prominent political donor. Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Likely Veto for MD Pot Bill

AM Read: Likely Veto for MD Pot Bill

Maryland legislators will start discussing medical marijuana related bills today, but a spokeswoman for Gov. O'Malley said if any of these bills make it to his desk, he would likely veto them. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Shivering With More Scandal

Sherwood: Shivering With More Scandal

The latest FBI raid looking for corruption in D.C. is sending shivers through the city’s political establishment -- and it should. 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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