<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Politics]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:43:17 -0400 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:43:17 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Fussin’ and Fightin’!]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:06:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/177*120/1228943357mLL1.jpg
A group of city leaders joined D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Capitol Hill last week. They were there to denounce Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie for successfully getting the House to pass a bill...

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<![CDATA[Senate Democrats Unveil Their Border Bill]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:21:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007271045_1200x675_311657027727.jpg
NBC News political reporter Mark Murray discusses the latest border plan from Democrats in the Senate, and the new legal battle over President Obama's Affordable Care Act]]>
<![CDATA[Primary Voter Turnout Hits Historic Low]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:06:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007255966_1200x675_311159875867.jpg
Mark Murray joins Aaron Gilchrist in the studio to discuss why voter turnout for primary elections has fallen in 25 states. Murray suggests that American voters are tuning out.]]>
<![CDATA[President Faces 'Delicate Diplomatic Situation']]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:14:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-18_1312.jpg
NBC News political reporter Carrie Dann discusses President Obama's approach to the crash of MH17 in the Ukraine, specifically how the delicate diplomatic situation between the]]>
<![CDATA[First Lady to Host 2014 Kids' State Dinner ]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:03:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/michelle+obama9.jpg
First lady Michelle Obama will hold the 2013 Kids' State Dinner Friday.

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<![CDATA[Not Everyone Is Ready for Hillary Clinton: Poll]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:26:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007201704_1200x675_306662979988.jpg
Hillary Clinton would crush Vice President Joe Biden among Democrats in a hypothetical presidential match up in 2016 but not everyone is sold on her potential candidacy, according to a NBC News/Marist poll...]]>
<![CDATA[House Democrats Unveil 100-Day Action Plan]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:26:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007190686_1200x675_305961539800.jpg
NBC News Political Reporter Carrie Dann explains the House Democrats' newly unveiled action plan, as well as some of the issues that matter to the Democratic base.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Apt. Complex Financial Dealings Probed]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:24:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-16_1555.jpg
Several government agencies, including the IRS, are looking into allegations of financial wrongdoing at a Southeast D.C. apartment complex, the office of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray confirmed Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: A No Sale at Eastern Market]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:42:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/219*120/shutterstock_14633161.jpg
Eastern Market almost lost the Notebook as a customer this past weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Gov. O'Malley Reports $796K Raised for PAC]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:08:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Martin_OMalley.jpg
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering running for president in 2016, reported Tuesday that his political action committee raised about $796,000 in the second quarter of this year.

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<![CDATA[Va. Officials Hope to Locate Undocumented Children Living in the State]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:34:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0715-corey-stewart.jpg
The chairman of the Prince William County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors is hoping to put enough pressure on the county's executive to find out how many undocumented immigrant children are living in the county...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama's Fight to Fund Road Repair]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:45:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-16_0844.jpg
The White House is getting behind a Republican-backed bill to fix the highway funding problem in the short term. NBC political reporter Carrie Dann has more.]]>
<![CDATA[How Would GOP Suit Vs. Obama Affect Both Parties?]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:17:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-11_1310.jpg
NBC News Political Editor Carrie Dann joins Angie Goff in the studio to discuss what the impact of the GOP lawsuit against President Obama would be for both parties.]]>
<![CDATA[Border Crisis: Pressure Is on the President]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:47:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007122592_1200x675_301238339787.jpg
President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with the Border crisis, but he has said he doesn't want make a spectacle out of the immigration issue. NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray...]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: When Andy Met Mary Jane… ]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:27:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/medical+marijuana+stock+cannabis+nursery+hold+seedlings+plant.jpg
It’s a continuing irritant to most District citizens. Any member of Congress can stick his legislative nose into any local city issue because the U.S. Constitution gives Congress “full legislative...

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<![CDATA[Controversial Appointment Could Impact D.C. Soccer Stadium Deal]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:30:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007097518_1200x675_299735620000.jpg
D.C.’s decision on whether to help build a new soccer stadium could be affected by D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson’s decision to appoint his longtime girlfriend to a key panel assessing the soccer deal.]]>
<![CDATA[In Md., Pot's Been Decriminalized -- But Not Pipes]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:00:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-08_0941.jpg
The Montgomery County Council is trying to clarify the confusion over decriminalization of marijuana. Adults in Maryland caught with less than 10 grams of pot will get a fine, but possession of...]]>
<![CDATA[Complete Legalization of Pot Could Be a Long Time Coming in DC]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:32:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/medical+marijuana+stock+cannabis+nursery+hold+seedlings+plant.jpg
Polls show the majority of D.C. voters support legalization of marijuana, but as News4's Mark Segraves reports, even if a measure on the November ballot passes, it could be a long time before you can...

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<![CDATA[Virginia County Official Wants to Know Whereabouts of Undocumented Immigrant Criminals]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:59:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/2991786_WEBCoreyStewartonGeorgeAllensCandidacy_640x480.jpg
The chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors hopes to turn up the pressure on federal immigration officials to reveal more details about undocumented criminals referred by the county...

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<![CDATA[How Republicans Can Gain Senate Seats]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:52:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-07_1350.jpg
Many lawmakers are coming back from their Fourth of July recess after spending a week in their districts and states preparing for the midterm elections. NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray has more.]]>
<![CDATA[Ballot Set to Replace NoVa Delegate]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:18:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_12836902.jpg
Residents of north Arlington, Crystal City and McLean will be selecting a replacement for Bob Brink, who represented Virginia's 48th district for 17 years.

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<![CDATA[Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/06-11-2014-medical-marijuana-generic.jpg
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday. The city is also

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<![CDATA[Obama Sinks in Polls as Immigration Protests Heat Up]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:04:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-02_1303.jpg
NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses recent immigration protests, and Obama's request for $2 billion to help pay for costs near the borders.]]>