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Obama Calls in to Governor's Final Show With a "Few Complaints," Praise...

Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded hundreds of calls during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this one was different. "Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville," one caller said Thursday. The president was indeed calling in to the show on WGBH-FM... Read »

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Va. Lawmaker Resigning After Teen Sex Case

Va. Lawmaker Resigning After Teen Sex Case

A Virginia state lawmaker who recently entered a plea in connection with accusations that he had an improper sexual... Read »

2 hours ago
What's Next for U.S.-Cuba Relations?

What's Next for U.S.-Cuba Relations?

The exchange of American Alan Gross for three Cubans jailed in the U.S. is expected to be the start of a larger thaw... Watch »

Dec 17, 2014
Alan Gross: Freedom Is Not Free

Alan Gross: Freedom Is Not Free

A government subcontractor from Maryland has arrived on American soil after spending more than five years in a Cuban... Watch »

Dec 17, 2014
Sherwood's Notebook: Congress Castrates Democracy

Sherwood's Notebook: Congress Castrates Democracy

Last week, Congress castrated the D.C. Council, our mayor and the people of Washington by passing legislation... Read »

Dec 17, 2014
Va. Gov. Wants to Regulate Day Care Centers

Va. Gov. Wants to Regulate Day Care Centers

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to require day care providers that receive public subsidies to acquire a state... Read »

Dec 17, 2014
Council Gives Final Approval to Stadium Deal

Council Gives Final Approval to Stadium Deal

The D.C. Council gave final approval to using public funds to help build a stadium for Major League Soccer's D.C. Watch »

Dec 17, 2014
Va. Awarded $2.6 Million Health Care Grant

Va. Awarded $2.6 Million Health Care Grant

Virginia has been awarded a $2.6 million federal grant to develop new statewide health care models. Read »

Dec 17, 2014
Jeb Bush's Announcement Jolts Primary Race

Jeb Bush's Announcement Jolts Primary Race

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jolted the 2016 Republican primary race with his Tuesday announcement that he is... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Jeb Bush to Explore Possibility of '16 Run

Jeb Bush to Explore Possibility of '16 Run

Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he'll actively explore the possibility of running for president, and NBC News political... Watch »

Dec 16, 2014
D.C. Council Staffers Stage Walk Out

D.C. Council Staffers Stage Walk Out

Dozens of D.C. Council staffers walked out of the Wilson Building Tuesday to show their solidarity with protesters... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Jeb Bush: I'll

Jeb Bush: I'll "See If My Message Can Resonate"

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took his most definitive step yet toward running for president Tuesday, saying he will... Watch »

Dec 16, 2014
Fight Over Marijuana More Risky in States Than D.C.

Fight Over Marijuana More Risky in States Than D.C.

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana,... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Gov.-Elect Hogan to Light 30-Foot Menorah in Baltimore

Gov.-Elect Hogan to Light 30-Foot Menorah in Baltimore

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is helping Maryland's Jewish community celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a 30-foot menorah in... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Mayor-Elect Bowser Keeping Chief Lanier, Chancellor Henderson

Mayor-Elect Bowser Keeping Chief Lanier, Chancellor Henderson

D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser announced Monday she is keeping Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Schools Chancellor Kaya... Watch »

Dec 15, 2014
McAuliffe Plans to Budget $28M for Voting Machines

McAuliffe Plans to Budget $28M for Voting Machines

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning to include $28 million in his budget for new voting machines across Virginia that... Read »

Dec 15, 2014
McAuliffe to Propose Gun Control Measures

McAuliffe to Propose Gun Control Measures

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is pushing for new regulations on gun ownership. Read »

Dec 15, 2014
D.C. Mayor-Elect Appoints 3 to Administration

D.C. Mayor-Elect Appoints 3 to Administration

District of Columbia mayor-elect Muriel Bowser has named two of her deputy mayors and a deputy city administrator. Read »

Dec 15, 2014
Sentence of at Least 10 Years Recommended for McDonnell

Sentence of at Least 10 Years Recommended for McDonnell

The U.S. Probation Office recommended former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spend at least a decade in prison for his... Read »

Dec 13, 2014
What's Next for the Spending Bill?

What's Next for the Spending Bill?

NBC News senior political editor Mark Murray has the latest on the government spending bill. Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Community Shred Set for Dec. 6
NBC4 and Allstate will host a community shred event Dec.6. Read more
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