<![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 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:44:20 -0400 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:44:20 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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 to Pick Candidates]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:06:27 -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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<![CDATA[Lamwkers Fight in Annapolis Over Funds to Help Students]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010215684_1200x675_431692867823.jpg
Maryland lawmakers are fighting in Annapolis to get the governor to release more money for schools. News4's Chris Gordon takes a look at how the funding battle could have a big impact on school children...]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Has Qualms on Trade Deal]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:16:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/l_apclintonburritox1200.jpg
Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations. Without weighing in for or against the agreement, Clinton told students...

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: And They’re Off…!]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:31:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dc-flag-shutterstock_206336772.jpg
Just how big is the District of Columbia budget for 2016?

$12,900,000,000.]]>
<![CDATA[New Tax Proposed on E-Cigs in Montgomery Co.]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:38:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/454246108.jpg
People using e-cigarettes in Montgomery County may soon be forced to pay a little more.

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<![CDATA[Early Voting Begins for D.C. Council Special Election]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:16:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/voting-dfw-generic-01.jpg
Early voting is underway to fill two seats on D.C. Council.

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<![CDATA[DC Streetcar Funding Questioned During Mayor's Council Hearing]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:09:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010119742_1200x675_427435075662.jpg
D.C. council members say Mayor Muriel Bowser's new budget slashes funding for the city's new streetcar system even more. News4's Tom Sherwood reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawsuit Against Rep. Paul Ryan, Chief of Staff Dismissed]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:10:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/455128679.jpg
Attorneys agreed to dismiss a $100,000 lawsuit against 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and his top aide.

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<![CDATA[2016 NH Primary Candidate Tracker]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:28:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/candidate-tracker-NH.jpg
Keep tabs on which potential 2016 presidential candidates have been to the Granite State, how many times they've visited, and where they've been.
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<![CDATA[Former RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Exploring Presidential Bid]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:59:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/183*120/72123949.jpg
Lincoln Chafee, the former governor and U.S. senator from Rhode Island, announced Thursday that he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Baker Endorses Rep. Chris Van Hollen]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:54:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-04-08_1327.jpg
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker has endorsed U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen in his run for U.S. Senate.]]>
<![CDATA[Baker Endorses Rep. Chris Van Hollen]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:40:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/6451107_W6PVANCEDNCRUSHERNBAKERPKG_722x406_37580813.jpg
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker has endorsed U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen in his run for U.S. Senate.]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Guns, Azaleas and Nats]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:05:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/85862027.jpg
It’s spring and all kinds of things are blooming.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Rahm Emanuel Wins Again]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:31:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/rahm-463880456.jpg
It always seemed inevitable that he’d win. That was the point. Rahm Emanuel won his re-election contest Tuesday night and bested challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to remain in charge of Chicago for another...

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<![CDATA[Rand Paul: Officially in the Race for 2016]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:00:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010048707_1200x675_424219203746.jpg
NBC Political Editor Mark Murray analyzes Rand Paul's potential benefits and challenges as he runs as a Libertarian for 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Jeb Bush ID'd Himself as "Hispanic" on Voter Form]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:15:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP632245416248.jpg
Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Monday that a 2009 voter registration form that identified him as Hispanic was a "mistake." "My mistake! Don’t think I’ve fooled anyone!" the former Florida...

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<![CDATA[Lease Signed for Hillary Clinton Campaign HQ]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:44:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/clinton-emails-USE-THIS-ONE-465797002.jpg
A lease has been signed for an office in Brooklyn that is expected to be the headquarters for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, sources familiar with the deal told MSNBC on Friday.

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