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Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Is This the End of Our ‘Autopia’?

Sherwood: Is This the End of Our ‘Autopia’?

The first major update in D.C.’s zoning code since the 1950s could make it more difficult to find parking. Read »

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: D.C.'s War on Walmart Is a Job Killer

Thies: D.C.'s War on Walmart Is a Job Killer

The D.C. Council thumbed its nose at Walmart and cost District residents good jobs. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: A Fourth of July Moment

Sherwood's Notebook: A Fourth of July Moment

If you think the fireworks on the Fourth are dramatic, you should stay tuned for the fireworks still to be set off by U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Ew, Virginia! E.W. Jackson

Thies: Ew, Virginia! E.W. Jackson

Jackson needs to go and there is an ideal candidate to replace him Read »

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Campaign Finance Probe Like a Leaky Faucet

Sherwood: Campaign Finance Probe Like a Leaky Faucet

Like an unrepaired leaky faucet, the federal probe into illegal campaigning and D.C. government corruption is turning into a stream of convictions and court actions. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Warning Signs Ignored in Bribe Scandal

Thies: Warning Signs Ignored in Bribe Scandal

Despite red flags, D.C. Council leaders empowered a crooked colleague Read »

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Washington's War on Weed

Thies: Washington's War on Weed

Ninety percent of the people busted for marijuana in the District are black. That's wrong and needs to be fixed now. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Race and the Race for D.C. Mayor

Thies: Race and the Race for D.C. Mayor

Just in time for summer: The 2014 election is heating up. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Is Terry McAuliffe Mitt Romney?

Thies: Is Terry McAuliffe Mitt Romney?

The Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate's wealth and business experience expose him to the same criticism Mitt Romney faced. Read »

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Insight Into Ongoing Gray Investigation

Sherwood: Insight Into Ongoing Gray Investigation

A sliver of a new development in the ongoing criminal probe of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign provides insight into why prosecutors can't just get the case over. 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.
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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