<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 20:03:43 -0400 Wed, 27 May 2015 20:03:43 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Council Votes to Extend Parking Meter Hours]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 17:36:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_90399031.jpg
Parking changes are coming to several D.C. neighborhoods.

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Visits NH Brewery]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 18:21:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/228*120/Hillary+Clinton+smuttynose+2.jpg
Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S.

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Militarized Policing Takes a Hit]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 05:38:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/topNews-obama-militarization-police.jpg
President Barack Obama announced on Monday that the Department of Defense would scale back its freewheeling program of selling billions of dollars of surplus military assault weapons for pennies on the dollar to...

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<![CDATA[Jim Kenney Wins Philly Mayoral Bid]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 00:15:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/AP142050022358.jpg
Jim Kenney is one step closer to becoming Mayor of Philadelphia after winning the Democratic Party's nomination in Tuesday's primary. The 57-year-old former at-large city councilman was declared the winner...

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<![CDATA[Should College Be Free? Bernie Sanders Says So]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 19:35:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/471658670.jpg
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a proposal Tuesday that would make undergraduate tuition at four-year public colleges and universities free to students. The idea would be largely funded through...]]>
<![CDATA["Hello, Twitter!" President Obama Gets His Own Account]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 12:43:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Barack Obama has joined the Twitterverse. With his second term more than halfway through, the president sent an inaugural tweet from a new @POTUS Twitter account on Monday.

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<![CDATA["SNL" Heralds the Summer of Hillary Clinton]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 06:37:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Clinton-SNL-Louis-CK-16-May-2015-2.jpg
Nevermind the nice weather: Hillary Clinton was in campaign mode on "Saturday Night Live," and she is taking to sandy beaches and picnic tables across America to earn her place in the White House.

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: D.C. Sports and That 'Skins Name]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 09:51:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_231981787.jpg
There have been explosive cheers in town recently for the Washington Wizards, the Capitals, D.C. United and the Nationals. The only real sour spot? The Washington Redskins play in the suburbs.

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<![CDATA[D.C. Mayor Saying "Redskins" Again]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 09:22:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/461046870.jpg
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is changing her tune in an effort to bring the Washington Redskins back to Washington.

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<![CDATA[GROSS: Rand Paul Staffer Licks Super PAC's Camera]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 19:47:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP759153459907.jpg
A New Hampshire staffer for Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul's campaign licked the camera of a liberal tracking group trying to videotape the candidate on Monday.

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<![CDATA["SNL" Skewers GOP Presidential Candidates]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 07:33:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Ted-Cruz-Bobby-Moynihan-SNL-9-May-2015.jpg
"Saturday Night Live" skewered Republicans running for the presidential nomination in a skit featuring the Southern Republican Leadership Conference — but Hillary Clinton didn't exactly escape unscathed.

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<![CDATA[LaRuby May Unofficial Winner of Ward 8 Seat]]> Sat, 09 May 2015 14:31:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/voting-dfw-generic-01.jpg
The special election for Ward 8's D.C. Council seat may be too close to call but Brandon Todd took 42.42 percent of the vote for Mayor Muriel Bowser's former seat in Ward 4.

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Spring Buds and Duds…]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 09:39:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/193*120/2015-05-06_0937.png
It’s spring and a lot of things are blooming in Washington — except democracy.]]>
<![CDATA[Director of D.C.'s 911 Call Center Steps Down]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 20:02:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dc-flag-shutterstock_206336772.jpg
The director of D.C.'s 911 call center has stepped down after sources tell News4 she was forced to resigned.]]>
<![CDATA[Va. AG: Abortion Clinics Can Be Exempted From New Standards]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 14:31:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_226623193.jpg
Virginia Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring says new strict building standards should not be applied retroactively to existing abortion clinics, contradicting advice given by his Republican predecessor.

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<![CDATA[Carson, Fiorina Announce Run for President]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 12:43:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-05-04_1240.jpg
Ben Carson added his name to the race for president Monday morning, just hours after former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina did so herself. They are both Republicans and are both considered underdogs.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 18:56:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/kelly-Baroni.jpg
Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George...]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Bernie Sanders Announces Presidential Bid]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:00:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010327331_1200x675_437030979677.jpg
Sanders does not have the name recognition of opponent Hillary Clinton, but he says, "I am running in this election to win. NBC News Political Writer Carrie Dann discusses what's next.]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:21:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sanders-announce.jpg
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Ward 8 Race Still Too Close to Call]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:25:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010312668_1200x675_436404291557.jpg
Brandon Todd is the winner of the D.C. Council's Ward 4 seat in Tuesday's special election, but as of midday Wednesday, the winner in Ward 8 has yet to be determined.]]>
<![CDATA[Ward 8 Too Close to Call]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 17:48:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/voting-dfw-generic-01.jpg
The special election for Ward 8's D.C. Council seat may be too close to call but Brandon Todd took 42.42 percent of the vote for Mayor Muriel Bowser's former seat in Ward 4.

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<![CDATA[Demonstrators Outside Supreme Court for Same-Sex Marriage Debate]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:38:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010301230_1200x675_436039235885.jpg
News4's Chris Gordon talks to local residents who converged on the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard historic arguments over same-sex marriage.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:09:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-1.jpg
President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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<![CDATA[Republican Firehouse Primaries]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:37:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010260210_1200x675_434082371981.jpg
A look at candidates in the race for the Republican nomination for Prince William County chairman of the board of supervisors and the candidates for the supervisor seat from the Sully District in Fairfax...]]>
<![CDATA[DC Mayor’s Proposal to Limit AG’s Powers on Hold]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:24:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/461046870.jpg
A showdown between the mayor of the District of Columbia and the first-ever elected attorney general has been averted for now.

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