<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:31:00 -0400 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:31:00 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Obama's Foreign Policy in the Spotlight]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:07:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007712594_1200x675_324411971586.jpg
With President Obama's trip to Estonia this week, his foreign policy is in the spotlight. He's facing two big challenges: Russian forces in Ukraine and the fight against ISIS. NBC News Senior Political...]]>
<![CDATA[Eric Cantor Starts New Job on Wall Street ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:21:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/450452130.jpg
Former Congressman Eric Cantor is starting a new job -- this time on Wall Street.

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<![CDATA[Consultant Off Bowser Campaign After Philly Scandal Surfaces]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:55:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tom+Lindenfeld.jpg
A Popeyes employee has been arrested in the death of a coworker whose body was found at a Popeyes restaurant in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, Anne Arundel County police announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[What's Next in Syria?]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:33:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-29_1231_001.jpg
President Barack Obama is weighing his options on potential options against ISIS in Syria. NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray has more on what the overarching strategy is on fighting ISIS, and how that...]]>
<![CDATA[Former D.C. Council Candidate Gets 60 Days in Jail]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:04:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/court-shutterstock_811910148.jpg
A former candidate for the D.C. Council was sentenced to 60 days in prison Thursday for filing a false statement on a campaign finance report.

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<![CDATA[Protestors March to White House, Demand Immigration Reform]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:41:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007668383_1200x675_322869827709.jpg
Protesters will march to the White House Thursday to demand immigration reform. The "Fight for Families" rally wants lawmakers to stop the deportation of migrant workers and their families. President Obama could]]>
<![CDATA[Maureen McDonnell's Defense Rests in Corruption Trial]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:39:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-453005582.jpg
McDonnell Trial, Day 22: Cross-examination of Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended Tuesday after he faced the most pointed questions yet.

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Nothing’s Out of Bounds...]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:56:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/classroom5.jpg
If there were any doubt that schools would be a significant issue in this year’s mayor’s race, Monday cleared that up.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Council Spent More Than $40K on Travel in 2013-14]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:28:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+Council+ITeam.jpg
A former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services official was convicted Tuesday on child pornography charges, and could face up to life in prison when sentenced.

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<![CDATA[Obama Taking Executive Action on Mental Health Services for Veterans]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:45:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007640954_1200x675_322169411873.jpg
NBC's Senior Political Editor Mark Murray explains the excutive action President Obama is taking on mental health services for veterans.]]>
<![CDATA[School Boundary Changes Not Ready: Two Mayoral Candidates]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:14:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Woodrow+Wilson+HIgh+School+DC.jpg
D.C. has released a preliminary proposal on new school boundaries that would have a significant effect on Alice Deal Middle School and Wilson High School, two of the most sought-after schools in the city.

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<![CDATA[When and How Should the U.S. Pursue Strikes Against ISIS?]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:11:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007626179_1200x675_321814595614.jpg
NBC's Senior Political Editor Mark Murray explores the potential for U.S. military strikes Against ISIS, and he also explains Sen. Rand Paul's trip to Guatemala.]]>
<![CDATA[Ed Gillespie Touts Blue-Collar Roots in New Ad]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:07:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-22_1405.jpg
In a new ad, U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie touts his blue-collar roots. Gillespie, a Republican, is challenging Democratic Senator Mark Warner. NBC's Senior Political Editor Mark Murray has more.]]>
<![CDATA[Perry in NH: Charges All Politics]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:03:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edtAP259994489655.jpg
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate...

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Seeing and Saying Something…]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:34:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP4155984214871.jpg
Americans since 9/11 have been urged by their federal and local governments to maintain a fear of terrorism and be sure to remember, "If you see something, say something." Well, a lot of people are seeing...

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<![CDATA[D.C. Police Union Endorses David Catania for Mayor]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:17:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/david-catania1.jpg
D.C. mayoral candidate David Catania (I) picked up a valuable endorsement from the D.C. Police Union Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:25:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/zona+chicken+suit.jpg
A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan at this past Saturday's Old Home Day

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<![CDATA[NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:34:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MarkViverito.jpg
In an interview published in the Guardian newspaper, Douglas appeared to blame his own battle with throat cancer on oral sex — although that interpretation was later disputed by one of his representatives.

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<![CDATA[Obama Briefly Returns From Vacation]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:43:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007549623_1200x675_319114307796.jpg
NBC's Senior Political Editor Mark Murray explains why President Obama has briefly returned from his vacation. He also explains how Texas Gov. Rick Perry might be affected by his indictment.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonnells' Corruption Trial So Far: What You Need to Know]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:40:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/gov+indicted+_dc.jpg
The corruption case of Virginia's former governor, Bob McDonnell, and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, goes to the jury Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:57:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/James+Jeffords.jpg
The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. Diane Derby, a former aide,...

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