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Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 3:53 PM

Virginia House Democrats Propose Redistricting Plan

Virginia House Democrats Propose Redistricting Plan

Virginia House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled their proposed fix to the state's electoral map after a court ruled that 11 legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Republican Exits Prince George's County Executive Race

Republican Exits Prince George's County Executive Race

A Republican has dropped out of a Maryland county executive race, leaving Prince George's County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks as the only candidate in the field. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 11:50 PM

Jealous' Fundraising Far Behind in Maryland Governor's Race

Democrat Ben Jealous is far behind Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in campaign funds with 70 days left until Election Day, a striking reversal of the usual circumstances in a heavily Democratic state. Read »

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 11:32 PM

Maryland Congressional Candidate Being Treated for Cancer

Maryland Congressional Candidate Being Treated for Cancer

David Trone, the co-owner of the national wine store chain Total Wine & More who is running for Congress in Maryland, said Monday he is being treated for localized cancer after a tumor was found in his... Read »

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 7:51 PM

Under Pressure, Trump Re-Lowers White House Flag for McCain

Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure on Monday by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain's "service to our country" and re-lowering the White House... Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Va. Man Arrested for Sending Faxes Threatening Trump: Docs

Va. Man Arrested for Sending Faxes Threatening Trump: Docs

U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a Fairfax, Virginia, man for faxing death threats against President Donald Trump to nearly a dozen members of Congress, including Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Back-to-Back Legal Blows in Trump Circle Jolt Presidency

President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled "guilty" of criminal charges. Although Trump Read »

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:23 PM

Federal Team Evaluating Election System in Maryland

Federal Team Evaluating Election System in Maryland

The vendor, ByteGrid LLC, was purchased by a Russian investor in 2015 without knowledge of Maryland state officials, officials said. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Map: DC Is Planting Thousands of Trees, But Inequity Remains

D.C. is planting trees in spaces along roadsides across the city, but there is a 40 percent difference between the number of empty tree spaces in the poorest wards of the District and the number of empty spaces... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Jaffe Report: Mayor Bowser Below Grade In Running DC Schools

Jaffe Report: Mayor Bowser Below Grade In Running DC Schools

As giddy students and nervous parents begin the new school year in D.C. on Monday, it’s the perfect time to deliver report cards on Mayor Muriel Bowser, the elected official in charge of our public schools. Read »

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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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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.
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