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Sen. Ted Cruz to Launch Presidential Bid

Sen. Ted Cruz to Launch Presidential Bid

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he is running for president. The news comes from a strategist for... Read »

Mar 22, 2015
How Likely is Mandatory Voting in the U.S.?

How Likely is Mandatory Voting in the U.S.?

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray analyzes the possibility of mandatory voting in the U.S. Watch »

Mar 20, 2015
Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage

Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage

Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Feds Investigating Ill. Ex-Congressman Schock: AP

Feds Investigating Ill. Ex-Congressman Schock: AP

The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of... Watch »

Mar 20, 2015
Bill to Expunge Minor Marijuana Convictions Approved

Bill to Expunge Minor Marijuana Convictions Approved

Maryland residents who were convicted of a crime that is no longer considered one would be able to have the... Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Document Details Ex-Va. First Lady's Would-Be Testimony

Document Details Ex-Va. First Lady's Would-Be Testimony

An affidavit by Maureen McDonnell's attorney, William Burck, filed under seal last year and made public Wednesday... Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit

Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit

Business mogul Donald Trump is considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, announcing the formation of a... Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Hillary Supporters Launch Online Campaign for 2016 Run

Hillary Supporters Launch Online Campaign for 2016 Run

Hillary Clinton hasn't announced whether she will run for president in 2016, but her husband is already running for... Read »

Mar 18, 2015
Back Behind Bars: Ex-Conn. Governor Sentenced to Prison Again

Back Behind Bars: Ex-Conn. Governor Sentenced to Prison Again

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland has been sentenced to 30 months in a campaign fraud case, 10 years to the day... Watch »

Mar 18, 2015
Sherwood's Notebook: What's in a Name...

Sherwood's Notebook: What's in a Name...

Maybe we should rename the Washington Monument. After all, the father of our country was a brutal slave owner. Read »

Mar 18, 2015
D.C. Budget Approval Process Still Controversial

D.C. Budget Approval Process Still Controversial

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she has no plans to ask Congress to formally approve the District's budget as it has... Read »

Mar 18, 2015
Maryland Lawmakers Consider Hazing Crackdown

Maryland Lawmakers Consider Hazing Crackdown

Victims of hazing shared their emotional stories with lawmakers in Annapolis. Legislators are considering two bills... Watch »

Mar 17, 2015
Ill. Rep. Schock Resigns Amid Questions Over Spending

Ill. Rep. Schock Resigns Amid Questions Over Spending

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his... Watch »

Mar 17, 2015

Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey" Office

Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the... View »

Mar 17, 2015
The Influence of the

The Influence of the "Invisible Primary"

Mark Murray, political editor for NBC News, discusses potential 2016 candidates and the influence of the... Watch »

Mar 17, 2015
Race to the Right: 2016 GOP Hopefuls' Conservative Tack

Race to the Right: 2016 GOP Hopefuls' Conservative Tack

Some of the top potential Republican presidential candidates are aggressively positioning themselves to the... Read »

Mar 16, 2015
U.S. Attorney Ron Machen to Step Down April 1

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen to Step Down April 1

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen will step down April 1, he announced Monday. Watch »

Mar 16, 2015
Biden in Md. to Discuss Funds for Rape Kit Testing

Biden in Md. to Discuss Funds for Rape Kit Testing

Vice President Joe Biden will join Sen. Barbara Mikulski in Maryland on Monday to highlight funding directed toward... Read »

Mar 16, 2015
Woman at Center of Morrissey Case Gives Birth

Woman at Center of Morrissey Case Gives Birth

A young woman at the center of two criminal cases involving a Virginia lawmaker has given birth to a baby. Read »

Mar 16, 2015
Capitol Hill Buzz: Who Has Time to Read These Bills?

Capitol Hill Buzz: Who Has Time to Read These Bills?

Congress can get so busy that senators and their staffs don't always have time to scrutinize bills they pass and... Read »

Mar 13, 2015
Community Scheduled for March 28
NBC4's next Community Shred, which had been scheduled for March 7, will be rescheduled due to severe winter weather. Read more
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