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Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 6:39 AM

Ex-Staffer Sentenced in Leak of Nudes of Congressional Del.

Ex-Staffer Sentenced in Leak of Nudes of Congressional Del.

According to the indictment, Juan McCullum offered to help repair the Congress member's iPhone in March 2016 by taking the device to a local Apple store. The iPhone had private, nude photos and videos. Read »

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 5:44 AM

Virginia Governor Nominates Areas for New Tax Breaks

Virginia Governor Nominates Areas for New Tax Breaks

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has asked the federal government to make more than 200 low-income areas eligible for new tax breaks. Read »

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Could Trump's Lawyer Flip?

Could Trump's Lawyer Flip?

A reporter claims President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, could flip on him. Chuck Todd provides a closer look. Watch »

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 1:59 PM

DC Council Member Trayon White Under Fire Again

There are new calls to officially reprimand D.C. Council Member Trayon White, but White says he's not going anywhere. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 5:29 AM

Virginia to Hold High School Voter Registration Drives

Virginia to Hold High School Voter Registration Drives

Next week is the third annual High School Student Voter Registration Week in Virginia. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 8:51 PM

Mont. Co. Considers Legal Aid for Those Facing Deportation

A Maryland county is considering whether it will fund lawyers for immigrants facing deportation. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 5:46 AM

Scalise Undergoes Planned Surgery 10 Months After Shooting

Scalise Undergoes Planned Surgery 10 Months After Shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise, badly wounded by a gunman at a Republican baseball practice 10 months ago, underwent planned follow-up surgery Monday, and doctors were planning additional procedures. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 7:36 PM

DC Lawmakers Propose Lowering Voting Age to 16

More D.C. youth may get the chance to vote in the 2020 presidential elections under a proposed law to lower the voting age in the District to 16. Read »

Monday, Apr 9, 2018 at 5:35 PM

Virginia Gov. Northam Vetoes Sanctuary Cities Bill

Virginia Gov. Northam Vetoes Sanctuary Cities Bill

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam vetoed a bill aimed at preventing so-called "sanctuary cities" in the state. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:09 AM

A Look at the Bills Approved by the Md. General Assembly

The Maryland General Assembly's 90-day legislative session ends at midnight Monday. A look at some of the legislation lawmakers have approved this year: Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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