First Read
Your first stop for politics in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM

O'Malley to Join Ravens Linebacker at Gay Marriage Fundraiser

O'Malley to Join Ravens Linebacker at Gay Marriage Fundraiser

Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to join Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo for a fundraiser in support of same-sex marriage in Maryland. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM
|
By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Not Debatable in Md.

Opinion: Not Debatable in Md.

U.S. Senate election in Maryland could become a circus with a money man in the center ring. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM
|
By Chris Gordon
      

Independent Candidate for Senate Gaining Ground in Md.

A recent entry in the race for Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin’s Senate seat has outspent both the incumbent and his Republican challenger on campaign ads, and now he’s showing up in the polls. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Supporters of Maryland Dream Act to Gather

Supporters of Maryland Dream Act to Gather

Supporters of the Maryland Dream Act will be launching a campaign leading up to Election Day, when the ballot question will be decided by voters. Read »

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM
|
By Shani Hilton

Md. Delegate to Plead Guilty

Md. Delegate to Plead Guilty

A Maryland state delegate convicted of stealing from the General Assembly is expected to enter another guilty plea. Read »

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Md. Ends Fiscal Year With Extra $230M

Md. Ends Fiscal Year With Extra $230M

While revenues were higher than expected, the comptroller says revenue data reflects ongoing weakness in the state's job market. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:45 AM
|
By Brian Witte
      

Md. Same-Sex Marriage Backers Ally With Immigrants

Gay and lesbian advocates teamed up with Maryland's largest Latino and immigrant rights group, hoping to build support for November ballot questions to allow same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for illegal... Read »

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:14 PM
|
By Aaron Gilchrist
      

Activists Protest Despite the Weather at RNC

The weather did not deter activists in Tampa Bay from protesting at the Republican National Convention Monday. Read »

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:49 AM
|
By Perry Stein

AM Read: Gun Rally an Unusual Sight in DC

AM Read: Gun Rally an Unusual Sight in DC

It was an unusual sight: pro-gun advocates rallying in front of the city hall that oversees some of the strictest gun-control laws in the country. Read »

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM
|
By Tracee Wilkins
      

Faith Group Opposes Gambling in Pr. George's

In Prince George’s County, one of the largest and most powerful coalitions is the faith-based community, and it’s opposed to gambling. Read »

About First Read
NBC Washington provides insight and analysis on those who shape politics in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Newsletters

Get First Read DMV sent to your inbox!

Truth-O-Meter
Authors
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.
Latest Tweets