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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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By Shani Hilton

Bloomingdale Flood Report Completed

Bloomingdale Flood Report Completed

The final report from D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's Bloomingdale and LeDroit park flooding prevention taskforce has been delivered to mayor, his office said today in a press release. Read »

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Seattle Flag Flies Over D.C.

Seattle Flag Flies Over D.C.

At about dawn Thursday morning, the city flag of Seattle is to rise in place of the D.C. flag at at the John A. Wilson Building at 14th and Pennsylvania Ave. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Gray Denies "Plan" to Push African-Americans From D.C.

Gray Denies

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray dismissed suggestions of an effort to push African-Americans out of the city in response to a recent newspaper column. Read »

Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: Gray’s Doing Good -- But, But ...?

Opinion: Gray’s Doing Good -- But, But ...?

By many measures, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is doing well, but an investigation still hangs out there. Read »

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Gray Declines to Meet With Prosecutors

Gray Declines to Meet With Prosecutors

Mayor Vincent Gray has declined several requests to meet with prosecutors looking into a "shadow" campaign that helped elect Gray in 2010, sources confirmed for News4. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Gray Announces 100K New Jobs in 5 Years Plan

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Wednesday a plan to create 100,000 new jobs in the city over the next five years. 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 »

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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By Darcy Spencer, Matthew Stabley

Brooks Sentenced to 24 Months Probation

Brooks Sentenced to 24 Months Probation

A former campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was sentenced to 24 months probation and 200 hours community service Wednesday afternoon. Read »

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: DMV Reacts to 1st Debate

AM Read: DMV Reacts to 1st Debate

Obama supporter (and Maryland Gov.) Martin O'Malley said Romney was able to "elevate his performance" last night. 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 »

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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.
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 Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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