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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Echoes of the 2002 Sniper Fear

Sherwood's Notebook: Echoes of the 2002 Sniper Fear

Heightened security in the D.C. area following the Boston Marathon bombing invoked the fear area residents felt during the 23 days of the Beltway snipers in 2002. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Marion Barry Ally Wins DC Election

Thies: Marion Barry Ally Wins DC Election

Marion Barry's longtime ally Anita Bonds won a seat on the D.C. Council. Now what? Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: D.C. Special Election Odds and Ends

Thies: D.C. Special Election Odds and Ends

Five months of campaigning and soon the grand finale: April 23 approaches. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Special Election Limps and Looms

Sherwood's Notebook: Special Election Limps and Looms

Tuesday's special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat is limping into view, and the stubbed toe of racial politics struck again this past weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: 7 Candidates Come Down to A or B in Special Election

Thies: 7 Candidates Come Down to A or B in Special Election

On April 23, District voters will elect an At-Large Councilmember. Seven candidates are on the ballot. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: An Opening Day to Remember

Sherwood's Notebook: An Opening Day to Remember

The sun was shining. Hopes were brimming. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the season of promise for the Nats. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: 'Murky' Candidate in DC At-Large Campaign

Thies: 'Murky' Candidate in DC At-Large Campaign

Matthew Frumin wants to be a D.C. Councilmember. He also wants to keep his day job. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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By Carissa Dimargo

Sherwood's Notebook: Bowser Looks to Escape Fenty's Shadow

Sherwood's Notebook: Bowser Looks to Escape Fenty's Shadow

Even the most loyal members of former Mayor Adrian Fenty's administration -- to this day -- privately fault their boss for his re-election loss in 2010 to Vincent Gray. Read »

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Is Muriel Bowser Unbeatable?

Thies: Is Muriel Bowser Unbeatable?

Following in Adrian Fenty's footsteps is not good enough. Bowser must avoid his missteps, too. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Sprucing Up for Spring

Sherwood's Notebook: Sprucing Up for Spring

The latest on a new, long overdue move to reinvigorate downtown's Franklin Park -- and the downside of spring. 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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