<![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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:01:25 -0500 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:01:25 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[The Week Ahead: Goodbye D.C., Hello Hawaii]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20141205+The+Week+Ahead.jpg
The Obamas hit Hawaii for the holidays, the Christmas truce remembered, final 2014 economic numbers released -- and our annual North Korean Holiday skit?
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<![CDATA[What's Next for U.S.-Cuba Relations?]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:00:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008862688_1200x675_373819971989.jpg
The exchange of American Alan Gross for three Cubans jailed in the U.S. is expected to be the start of a larger thaw in relations between the two nations. NBC News political writer Carrie Dann has more.]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Congress Castrates Democracy]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:58:40 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/460241066.jpg
Last week, Congress castrated the D.C. Council, our mayor and the people of Washington by passing legislation intended to invalidate the city’s November vote to legalize marijuana.

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush to Explore Possibility of '16 Run]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:50:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008848344_1200x675_373311555846.jpg
Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he'll actively explore the possibility of running for president, and NBC News political writer Carrie Dann has more on what that means. She also discusses the end of the 113th...]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Council Staffers Stage Walk Out]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:57:10 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dc+council+staffers+walk+out.jpg
Dozens of D.C. Council staffers walked out of the Wilson Building Tuesday to show their solidarity with protesters who've called attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor-Elect Bowser Keeping Chief Lanier, Chancellor Henderson]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:46:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008838950_1200x675_373048387530.jpg
D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser announced Monday she is keeping Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson in her administration. News4's Tom Sherwood reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Sentence of at Least 10 Years Recommended for McDonnell]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:49:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_bob_mcdonnell_exgobernador_virgina_declarado_culpable.jpg
The U.S. Probation Office recommended former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spend at least a decade in prison for his corruption conviction.

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<![CDATA[What's Next for the Spending Bill?]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:21:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008814684_1200x675_371250243553.jpg
NBC News senior political editor Mark Murray has the latest on the government spending bill.]]>
<![CDATA[Congressional Democrats Face Dilemma on Spending Bill]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:26:59 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008800769_1200x675_370476099618.jpg
NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray explains the problems some Congressional Democrats have with the spending bill. If the bill doesn't pass, the government could possibly shut down.]]>
<![CDATA[Blocked Marijuana Legislation Prompts More D.C. Protests]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:18:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008792168_1200x675_370165827587.jpg
Marijuana activists joined police violence protesters in demonstrating on the streets of downtown D.C. after Congress reached a spending deal that bars the district from legalizing marijuana.]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: And The Days Dwindle Down ]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:41:25 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dcflag-shutterstock_62461042.jpg
The year 2014 is nearing the end of its run.

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<![CDATA[Senate Holds Hearing on Campus Sex Assaults]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:53:09 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008778368_1200x675_369361475670.jpg
Rolling Stone backed off its report of a gang rape at the University of Virginia, but the victim's father is standing by her. The story and subsequent campus protests sparked a nationwide discussion about...]]>
<![CDATA[Hogan: Md. Gov. O'Malley Rushing Policies as Term Ends]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:19:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP696523580691.jpg
Larry Hogan says Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is rushing to implement policies under the wire before he leaves office next month.

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<![CDATA[D.C. Mayor Bowser Appoints City Administrator]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:32:09 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1208-rashad-young.jpg
D.C. Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser announced her appointment of Alexandria City Manager Rashad M. Young as the District's new city administrator Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[The Week Ahead: No Government Shutdown, Right?]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:05:10 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20141205+The+Week+Ahead.jpg
The Week Ahead with Andy Gross
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<![CDATA[What Barry Wanted as His Legacy]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:31:45 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008742240_1200x675_367812675978.jpg
Marion Barry was determined to safeguard his legacy. Omar Tyree, co-author of Barry's autobiography, "Mayor for Life," shares what Barry was most proud of in his career, and whether he ever talked about...]]>
<![CDATA[First Read, Dec. 5]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:29:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/218*120/2014-12-05_1628.jpg
NBC political writer Carrie Dann discusses the nomination of Ashton Carter as secretary of defense. She also discusses Obama's handling of the situation in Ferguson, as well as what Congress needs to get...]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Hosts Ebola Summit to Help Halt Virus' Spread]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:03:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dcflag-shutterstock_62461042.jpg
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has declared Dec. 5 Ebola Awareness Day as the city hosts a national summit on how to halt the virus' spread.

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<![CDATA[Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas Card Bribe]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:37:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/generic+bribe+bribery+generic+money+changing+hands.jpg
The former chief of staff for a Chicago alderman pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting a Christmas card containing a $7,500 cash bribe in exchange for obtaining the alderman's letters of support for a license to...

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: How Good Is It Here?]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:40:02 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Washington+DC+Skyline+Frontpage+shutterstock_27472966.jpg
The Washington region is doing pretty damn good.

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<![CDATA[Va. Students Ask Gov. to Spare Their Slice of Budget]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:40:25 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/209*120/2014-12-02_1034.png
Student leaders from more than a dozen Virginia colleges are asking Governor Terry McAuliffe to save their slice of the commonwealth's budget.
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