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Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Mendelson Seeks Votes to Override Living Wage Veto

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson appears in no hurry to send the controversial big-box minimum wage bill to the mayor. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Walmart Pushes for D.C. Living Wage Veto

Walmart is stepping up its pressure on D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to veto legislation that would force the company to pay higher wages if it opens six stores in the city. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Thompson 'Insider' Charged in Fake Campaign Donations Case

This week, we could we be entering a new phase of the long-running investigation into Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign for mayor. Read »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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By Tom Sherwood, Mark Segraves
      

Coolness Between D.C. Mayor, U.S. Attorney

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen shared the stage at a memorial for fallen police officers Friday but barely acknowledged each other only once. 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 »

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Sources Say Gray Privately Hinting at Running for Reelection

The next D.C. mayor's race is less than a year away, and Mayor Vincent Gray hasn't said publicly whether he'll seek reelection, but sources told News4 he is privately hinting he will. Read »

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Sherwood: Gray's Flush Budget

There is something in D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's budget for pretty much everyone. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Snow Before Cherry Blossoms

Sherwood's Notebook: Snow Before Cherry Blossoms

On Monday, we had our first taste of spring. And we liked it. Read »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Convention Center Gets Hotel

Sherwood's Notebook: Convention Center Gets Hotel

The convention center's headquarters hotel comes together. Read »

Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

D.C.'s Chief Financial Officer to Resign

D.C.'s Chief Financial Officer to Resign

Natwar Gandhi informed Mayor Vincent Gray in a letter Friday that he intends to retire, effective June 1. 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.
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Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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