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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Is There a Racial Divide?

Sherwood: Is There a Racial Divide?

Last week's D.C. primary suggests a racially divided electorate. Read »

Friday, Apr 6, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Biddle Downplays Evidence He Won White Vote

A candidate for an at-large D.C. Council seat hanging in the balance after Tuesday’s close primary is downplaying the evidence of a sharp racial divide in the balloting. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

Outstanding Ballots to Determine At-Large Winner

Outstanding Ballots to Determine At-Large Winner

Several thousand absentee and provisional ballots could affect the outcome of a close Democratic primary race for an at-large D.C. Council seat. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

No Decision in Biddle v. Orange

No Decision in Biddle v. Orange

Three incumbent ward council members in D.C. won their Democratic primaries Tuesday, but an at-large council member has just a slight lead. Read »

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Ethics at Center of D.C. At-Large Race

The primary race for D.C.’s at-large council seat has largely focused on ethics issues, as some of the city's top leaders are under federal investigation. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Is Scandal Fatigue Bumming Out Voters?

Is Scandal Fatigue Bumming Out Voters?

“Kick the bums out!” is a battle cry that can strike fear in the hearts of elected officials. But will District voters wearied from scandal go to the polls? Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Hollywood Money Tied to DC Campaigns

AM Read: Hollywood Money Tied to DC Campaigns

The Washington Times reports that donations from Hollywood-zip codes to D.C. candidates came in at the same day and in the same amount as Thompson's donations. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Ethics Office Confirms Orange Campaign Audit

The D.C. ethics office confirmed Wednesday it's auditing a series of money orders reported as contributions last year by at -large Council member Vincent Orange. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Shivering With More Scandal

Sherwood: Shivering With More Scandal

The latest FBI raid looking for corruption in D.C. is sending shivers through the city’s political establishment -- and it should. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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By Tim Persinko, Rick Yarborough, Tisha Thompson
      

Emergency Marijuana Bill Passes in D.C.

The D.C. Council voted today to limit the number of medical marijuana centers that can operate in one ward. 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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