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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 5:49 PM
Talk Around Town: Alabama Election, Ga. Anchor Fights Racism

Talk Around Town: Alabama Election, Ga. Anchor Fights Racism

WHUR's Taylor Thomas discusses what people in D.C. are saying about Tuesday's election in Alabama. Plus, a news anchor in Atlanta confronted racism on-air. Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 5:56 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: More Than Just Ballou, Of Course

Sherwood's Notebook: More Than Just Ballou, Of Course

Three different tracks of reaction have arisen in the wake of the Ballou story. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 5:38 AM

Conservative Minister Joins Senate Race to Challenge Kaine

Conservative Minister Joins Senate Race to Challenge Kaine

A conservative minister announced he's joining the fight for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in 2018. Read »

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Downtown DC Residents Gripe About Street Musician Noise

Dozens of downtown D.C. residents attended a D.C. Council meeting on Monday to ask for relief from street noise. They urged officials to enforce noise laws or pass tougher ones. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: A Taxing Time for Affordable Housing …

Sherwood's Notebook: A Taxing Time for Affordable Housing …

The federal tax cuts being considered by Republicans on Capitol Hill could strike a hard blow to affordable housing. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 6:52 PM
DC Council Wants Proof of Residency for Sheltering Homeless

DC Council Wants Proof of Residency for Sheltering Homeless

The D.C. Council wants homeless people to show proof they actually lived in the city before becoming homeless before they are given shelter. Tom Sherwood reports housing activists warn the new law will put more... Watch »

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 6:12 PM

House Tax Bill May Squeeze DC's Affordable Housing Budget

The creation and maintenance of affordable housing developments may be at risk amid passage of the House of Representative’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, News4’s Tom Sherwood reports. Read »

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Democrats Request Recounts in 2 Virginia House Districts

Democrats Request Recounts in 2 Virginia House Districts

Virginia Democrats have filed recount requests in two House of Delegates districts, and the challenges could determine partisan control of the chamber following elections that sharply reduced the GOP majority. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 at 5:35 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Wrapping Up…Moving Up?

Sherwood's Notebook: Wrapping Up…Moving Up?

Our neighbor to the south, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, is entering the final six weeks of his term in office. But don’t think he’s finished with politics, either in his state or in the nation. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 at 5:44 AM

Control of Virginia House Still Being Settled Weeks Later

Control of Virginia House Still Being Settled Weeks Later

A Democratic tidal wave on Election Day in Virginia three weeks ago has left chaos in its wake, with control of the House of Delegates still undecided and no end to the dispute in sight. 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.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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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