<![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 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:44:42 -0400 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:44:42 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[World Leaders Watch Hong Kong Protesters Closely]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:55:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP856523298624.jpg
World leaders are closely watching the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses that and a new poll on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Bowser Limits Exposure]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:51:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mayor-composite-3.jpg
We'll get to the triumphant Nationals in a moment. But it's time for you to start paying attention to this unusual general election mayor's race.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Elected Officials Required to Use Translators]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:31:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/vincentgrayclose1.jpg
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray conducted a door-to-door drug paraphernalia search Thursday afternoon in the Petworth neighborhood, but ran into a significant language barrier with a shopkeeper.

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<![CDATA[CA Plastic Bag Ban Approved]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:23:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/Plastic+Bag+Ban+Store+Counter+copy.jpg
Police say they’ve accused a 17-year-old boy of climbing an under-construction residential tower that, upon completion, will be one of the city's tallest buildings so he could take

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<![CDATA[Americans Believe Ground Troops to Be Used Against ISIS]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:07:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2014-09-29_1406.jpg
According to a new poll, 72 percent of Americans believe that ground troops will be used against ISIS. However, President Obama insists that combat troops will not be playing a role in Iraq or Syria.]]>
<![CDATA[Eric Holder: D.C. Should Have Voting Rights]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:45:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/tlmd_ericholdernosabiaderapidoyfuriosojpg_bim.jpg
D.C. residents deserve representation in Congress, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.

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<![CDATA[Obama Addresses UN General Assembly]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:01:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007961938_1200x675_332913731667.jpg
Barbara Harrison is joined by NBC political writer Carrie Dann to discuss the president's latest attempt to rally support from other nations to help in the fight against ISIS.]]>
<![CDATA[ Jim Webb Considering Run for President]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:53:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/jim-webb-140244132.jpg
Former Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) is considering a run for president in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Freedom Faulted Again?]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:01:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP183397360031.jpg
The U.S. Secret Service is embarrassed. And who will pay the price for that? It looks like there will be another hit to the dwindling freedom of the American public to gather in our nation’s capital.

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<![CDATA[Obama: This Is Real Action]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:36:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/211*120/2014-09-23_1233.jpg
NBC political writer Carrie Dann discusses how the allies joining the air strikes in Syria will help the Obama administration talk about ISIS threats at a United Nations meeting Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[ISIS Statement Urges Followers to Kill Americans]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:38:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007940646_1200x675_332151875911.jpg
This is an important week for President Obama and his effort to get international support to fight ISIS. NBC political writer Carrie Dann offers insight.]]>
<![CDATA[Virginia State Delegate Vince Callahan Dies]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:47:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Virginia+State+Delegate+Vince+Callahan.jpg
He served in the Commonwealth's General Assembly for more than 40 years -- longer than any Republican in state history.

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<![CDATA[Majority Disapprove of NFL: Poll]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:43:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007913769_1200x675_331236419900.jpg
A new NBC News/Marist poll shows that 53 percent of Americans disapprove of how the NFL has been handling recent scandals -- but 85 percent say it hasn't changed the amount of football they]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Closes Door on Ground Combat in Syria]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:48:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007900890_1200x675_330860611965.jpg
President Obama made headlines in Florida during his speech to service members Wednesday, telling them there will be no combat missions in Syria. Mark Murray, NBC News' senior political editor has]]>
<![CDATA[Excused McDonnell Juror Discussed Case at Bar]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:56:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_bob_mcdonnell_exgobernador_virgina_declarado_culpable.jpg
The McDonnell juror who could have changed history, Louis DeNitto, Jr., disobeyed the orders of a federal judge and discussed the case openly at a Richmond bar, a block from U.S. district court.

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<![CDATA[Bowser Leads, But Race Could Be a Tossup: Poll]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:50:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/carol-schwartz-muriel-bowser-david-catania-1200.jpg
Muriel Bowser shows a double-digit lead over her opponents in the first poll on this fall's D.C. mayoral election -- but that doesn't mean the race is a done deal. With nearly seven weeks to go until...

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: It’s Not Debatable…]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:42:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/carol-schwartz-muriel-bowser-david-catania-1200.jpg
On Thursday, mayoral candidates Carol Schwartz, David Catania and Muriel Bowser finally — some would say at last — will be on the same stage at the same time taking media and voter questions.

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<![CDATA[Obama: Ebola an Issue of National Security]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:10:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-09-16_1708_001.png
President Obama plans to send 3,000 military personnel to create Ebola treatment centers in Liberia. In an interview on "Meet the Press," Obama said that Ebola is not only an issue of health care, but also...]]>