<![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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:02:56 -0400 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:02:56 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[O'Malley Prepping for Possible Presidential Run]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:26:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/219*120/2014-04-18_1525.jpg
NBC's Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses the ongoing Republican fight against the health care law, and Maryland governor Martin O'Malley's preparation for a possible 2016 presidential run.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Council Sues Mayor Over Congressional Budget Approval]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:46:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/vincentgrayclose.jpg
The D.C. Council filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Mayor Vincent Gray over the city's authority to spend some of its local tax money without congressional approval.]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: 'Security' in the News Again]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:03:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/4fa5cef4b1ced.preview-300.jpg
There’s good news about how the nation is keeping watch over the growing security bureaucracy in this country. But there’s bad news about what you’re going to have to do to make sure your District of...

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<![CDATA[Republicans Discuss Taking Back Power in Washington]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:20:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Rand+Paul+New+Hampshire+484395461.jpg
At a weekend summit in New Hampshire, Republicans discuss how conservatives can retake power in Washington. NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray reports.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Critical of Recent Changes to Civil Rights Act ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:26:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006074293_1200x675_221926979996.jpg
Former President Bill Clinton Wednesday said he was critical of recent changes made to the Civil Rights Act that have made it more difficult for Americans to vote. News4’s Chris Lawrence reports from Austin. ]]>
<![CDATA[President Carter Criticizes President Obama at Civil Rights Summit]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:20:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jimmy+Carter+483445023.jpg
At the Civil Rights Summit in Austin former President Jimmy Carter criticized President Barack Obama on his stance on equal pay and current civil rights leaders on the current civil rights

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<![CDATA[Clinton Comments Plant Seed She Might Not Run for President]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:48:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/04-08-2014-hillary-clinton.jpg
Hillary Clinton's comments that she didn't enjoy the discussion of political dysfunction when she was secretary of state have some doubting she'll run for president.]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: More Forums? Maybe Not]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:04:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2014-04-09_0703.png
A calendar-crushing series of debates and forums is now an expected part of local Washington campaigns. But there are signs our upcoming general election may break this]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Council Considers Lifting Restrictions on Medical Marijuana]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:03:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/6d1e27321249485c976dbb0db6d138be.jpg
All 13 members of the D.C. Council signed on to a bill that would lift restrictions on who qualifies for medical marijuana.]]>
<![CDATA[ Louisiana Congressman Caught on Camera Kissing Staffer]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:18:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2014-04-08_0720.png
A congressman is asking for forgiveness after he was caught on camera kissing a woman who is not his wife.]]>
<![CDATA[More Speed Cams to Balance D.C. Budget?]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:52:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC-Hidden-Speed-Camera.jpg
More roadside speed cameras could be Washington D.C.'s future as Mayor Vincent Gray's new budget calls for the city to collect an additional $50 million in speeding fines over the coming year. One council member

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<![CDATA[Va. Del. Lopez Drops Out of Race to Succeed Rep. Moran]]> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 06:57:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/US-Capitol.jpg
The crowded field of Democrats hoping to succeed Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., in Congress got a little smaller Friday.

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<![CDATA[Moran: Members of Congress Are Underpaid]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:29:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006014602_1200x675_216392259567.jpg
Va. Congressman Jim Moran thinks he and his colleagues should earn more money, and one reason is the cost of living in Washington. Mark Murray, NBC's senior political editor, speaks on why was this such...]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Delegate Pushes to Decriminalize Pot Now]]> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:31:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/6d1e27321249485c976dbb0db6d138be.jpg
A member of Maryland's Legislative Black Caucus is asking the House to fully decriminalize marijuana this year instead of just commissioning a study on the prospect.]]>