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Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Tea Leaves Say Gray Runs in 2014

Thies: Tea Leaves Say Gray Runs in 2014

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray is sounding like a candidate seeking reelection. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Wells Files Papers to Begin Exploratory Committee

Washington’s next mayoral election is officially more than a year away, but the race got under way Monday with papers filed by Ward 6 D.C. Council member Tommy Wells. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Tommy Wells for DC Mayor?

Tommy Wells for DC Mayor?

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is considering a possible run for mayor. Read »

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Top Ten 2012 D.C. Political Stories

Top Ten 2012 D.C. Political Stories

Politics in the District during 2012 were action-packed. Read »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Santa's D.C. Naughty List

Santa's D.C. Naughty List

District politicians seem to have forgotten: "He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!" Read »

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Lower Traffic Fines a Deadly Idea

Opinion: Lower Traffic Fines a Deadly Idea

Reducing traffic fines may be politically expedient, but at what cost? Read »

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

D.C. Hearing on Traffic Camera Fines

A D.C. Council member thinks the city's traffic camera fines are too steep. Read »

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 at 6:47 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: D.C. Mayor Wannabe Dealt a Setback

Opinion: D.C. Mayor Wannabe Dealt a Setback

While it is still summer, Tommy Wells might want to retreat to the beach. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Mayor Tommy?

Opinion: Mayor Tommy?

Tommy Wells wants to be mayor of Washington. Can he win? Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: The Gavel Bangs Down

Opinion: The Gavel Bangs Down

Barring a last-minute change, former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. on Thursday will likely get a prison sentence for his corrupt embezzlement of city youth funds. 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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