<![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 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:35:22 -0500 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:35:22 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Protesters Hold "Sled-In" on Capitol Hill]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:33:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20150304+Sledding.jpg
After a high-stakes game of chicken (which, incidentally, is also known as -- ahem -- "snowdrift"), D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton confirmed that U.S. Capitol Police are not enforcing the ban on sledding on...

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<![CDATA[Best Political Mustaches]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:46:59 -0500 since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/tlmd-jesus-chuy-garcia.jpg
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: An End and a Beginning …]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:39:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/milkulski-AP120716033168.jpg
There were two big announcements Monday.

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<![CDATA[E-Cigarettes Extinguished in Montgomery County ]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:24:12 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/March3E-cig.jpg
The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Bill 56-14 on Tuesday that will ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places where traditional cigarette smoking is banned.]]>
<![CDATA[TX Pol Backs Legal Pot, Citing God]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:15:23 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses related to the plant from Texas statutes. Texas State Rep. David Simpson filed a bill Monday

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<![CDATA[Race to Replace Sen. Mikulski Should Be Interesting]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:01:45 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/481855307.jpg
Sen. Barbara Mikulski's seat is virtually a lifetime appointment for Maryland Democrats, so it should attract a lot of quality candidates.

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<![CDATA["Nothing Gloomy": Sen. Barbara Mikulski in Her Own Words]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:54:11 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/milkulski-AP120716033168.jpg
Known as the "Dean of the Senate" by her women colleagues, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is often described as feisty.

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<![CDATA[RAW VIDEO: Mikulski Announces Decision to Retire]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:35:47 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009644745_1200x675_406532164000.jpg
U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski won't seek a 6th term, she announced Monday. "Remember, for the next two years, I will be here, working 100 percent..." she said. "And when this term is done, I will know that I...]]>
<![CDATA[Republican Presidential Candidates Appearing at CPAC]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:21:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009622016_1200x675_405469763798.jpg
CPAC has its straw poll for presidential candidates Saturday. Today, the Senate is voting on final passage of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which is set to run out of money tonight.]]>
<![CDATA[Pot's Legal in D.C. -- But What Happens Now?]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:42:30 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20150226+DC+POT+MAP.jpg
Possession of small amounts of marijuana is now legal in D.C., but that doesn't mean the matter is closed. Congress may still move to prohibit city leaders from enforcing the new law, and if it doesn't,...
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<![CDATA[NJ Officer Meets President Obama]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:39:24 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/Officer+Obama+Camden.jpg
Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she would be meeting at an upcoming event.
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<![CDATA[Senate Republicans Try to Separate DHS Funding, Immigration]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:15:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009595299_1200x675_404321347603.jpg
Lawmakers have been using the Department of Homeland Security budget as leverage in a battle over immigration. Now, Senate Republicans are trying to solve the problem by separating the two issues and taking...]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Be Afraid, Be Very...]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:47:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/department+of+homeland+security+sign.jpg
Homeland security is much in the news again this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:22:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+chuy.jpg
Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him forced into an unprecedented runoff election against challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The...]]>
<![CDATA[DHS Funding Showdown: What Happens Next]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:57:12 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-02-24_1449.jpg
A substantial block of House Republicans say Obama's executive action on immigration is a constitutional crisis, and they need to do something about it -- even if it means a temporary shutdown of the Department...]]>
<![CDATA[Pot Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight ]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:39:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_208318672.jpg
A law to legalize marijuana in the District will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at the last minute.

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<![CDATA[Poll: Majority Favors Minimum Wage Raise]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:29:08 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009533600_1200x675_401523267758.jpg
Six in 10 Americans favor raising the minimum wage, according to a new Associated Press-GkK poll. The poll results come after President Obama included the issue in the State of the Union, but the poll also found...]]>