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Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Shadow Campaigns Stealing Elections?

Thies: Shadow Campaigns Stealing Elections?

A shadow campaign aided Vince Gray in 2010. Did a different shadow campaign deliver victory to Vincent Orange in 2011? Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Vincent Orange Quiet About Federal Subpoena

D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange wouldn't talk Tuesday about a federal subpoena seeking his campaign records issued last week as part of a wide-ranging probe into city political campaigns. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Vincent Orange Hosting Small Business Summit

Vincent Orange Hosting Small Business Summit

D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange wants to help small business owners learn how to snag government contracts and navigate regulatory red tape. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 6:40 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: Sherwood's Summer Solstice Report

Opinion: Sherwood's Summer Solstice Report

Memo: Things are heated around D.C. Read »

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: D.C. Unemployment Down, Maryland's Up

PM Read: D.C. Unemployment Down, Maryland's Up

The D.C. unemployment rate is slowly improving and, at 9.3 percent, it’s the lowest it’s been since April 2009. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Tears on the DC Council

Opinion: Tears on the DC Council

Yvette Alexander's tears are a message to the entire D.C. Council. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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By Shani Hilton

D.C. Council Taps Mendelson as Acting Chair

Councilmember Yvette Alexander was moved to tears as she told colleagues she's sick of infighting. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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By BEN NUCKOLS

D.C. Council to Vote on Mendelson as Interim Chair

D.C. Council to Vote on Mendelson as Interim Chair

The acting chairman of the D.C. Council has circulated a resolution that would make Council member Phil Mendelson the interim chairman. Read »

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Orange, Mendelson Seek Brown's Seat

Two at-large D.C. Council members try to gain support to temporarily replace former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown. Read »

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Orange's At-Large Lead Extended

Orange's At-Large Lead Extended

Vincent Orange is one step closer to winning the At-Large D.C. Council seat after outstanding absentee and provisional ballots were tallied on Friday. 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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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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