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Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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By Julie Carey

Optimistic Kaine Takes Oath of Office

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine was among 12 new U.S. Senators who took the oath of office Thursday, and he is optimistic about what the 113th Congress can accomplish. Read »

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Va. GOP To Drop "Personhood" Bill

AM Read: Va. GOP To Drop

Is this a sign that the GOP will focus less on social issues this year? Read »

Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: McAuliffe to Run for Va. Governor

AM Read: McAuliffe to Run for Va. Governor

But the real question is, will Senator Mark Warner run? Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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By Julie Carey

Kaine: Virginia’s Still Purple

Senator-elect Tim Kaine and Gov. Bob McDonnell reacted to Tuesday's elections results. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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By Perry Stein

In DC, All Eyes on At-Large

In DC, All Eyes on At-Large

David Grosso's campaign to unseat incumbent Michael Brown could be one of the most competitive races in D.C. on Nov. 6. Read »

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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By Bob Lewis

Revisiting Kaine, Allen's High Stakes Final Debate

Revisiting Kaine, Allen's High Stakes Final Debate

The two rivals vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia ended their fifth and final debate Thursday with spirited clashes over what consequences their policies would have on the military. Read »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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By Perry Stein

Is a Pepco Strike Imminent?

Is a Pepco Strike Imminent?

The union representing Pepco workers rejected the electric utility company’s final offer Wednesday. Read »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Class Pets, Tax Cuts, Speeding Tickets

AM Read: Class Pets, Tax Cuts, Speeding Tickets

A look at some of the happenings at the D.C. Council's first meeting of the season. Read »

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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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 »

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Attack Ads Flood Va. Senate Race

AM Read: Attack Ads Flood Va. Senate Race

Crossroads spent $1 million Wednesday on the three attack ads against Kaine, bringing total spending by non-traditional groups opposing the Democrat to $2.3 million -- a record for any one congressional... 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.
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.
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