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Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Democrat Lawmakers Sue Over Trump Hotel's Lease Secrecy

Democrat Lawmakers Sue Over Trump Hotel's Lease Secrecy

Democratic members of the House oversight committee are suing the Trump administration for its refusal to turn over information about the Trump family's lease of the Trump Hotel in Washington. Read »

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 5:30 AM

Law School Students Offering Voter-Rights Hotline on Tuesday

Law School Students Offering Voter-Rights Hotline on Tuesday

Students at William & Mary's law school will run a non-partisan hotline for Virginia voters on Election Day. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 6:09 PM
Virginia Governor Hopefuls Sprint to Get Out the Vote

Virginia Governor Hopefuls Sprint to Get Out the Vote

News4's Tom Sherwood reports on aspiring Virginia's Governors' final dash to election day on Nov. 7. Candidates are close in the polls -- so it's all about getting out the vote. Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 5:35 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Carol Schwartz (No, She’s Not Running)

Sherwood's Notebook: Carol Schwartz (No, She’s Not Running)

Carol Schwartz, a former school board member, D.C. Council representative and five-time mayoral candidate, is out with her new self-published book, “Quite a Life: From Defeat to Defeat ... and Back.” Read »

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Northam and Gillespie Get Record Cash Before Election Day

Northam and Gillespie Get Record Cash Before Election Day

The two major-party candidates in the nation's marquee gubernatorial contest are getting record amounts of cash in the final weeks of the campaign. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 5:16 AM

Tuesday Is Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot in Virginia

Tuesday Is Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot in Virginia

Tuesday is the last day Virginia voters can ask for an absentee ballot to be mailed to them. Read »

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 6:31 AM

Va. Candidates Appear at 'Bikers for Trump' Rally

Va. Candidates Appear at 'Bikers for Trump' Rally

Corey Stewart, the outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump who narrowly lost a bid to be Virginia's GOP candidate for governor, is rallying voters for the Republican ticket. Read »

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Bowser Heads to Paris to Pitch DC as Host of 2022 Gay Games

Bowser Heads to Paris to Pitch DC as Host of 2022 Gay Games

Mayor Muriel Bowser's office announced she is flying to Paris this weekend -- not to eat croissants, but to pitch D.C. as the ideal location to host the Gay Games. Read »

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 7:11 AM

Maryland Democrats, GOP Governor, Sparring Over Sick Leave

Maryland Democrats, GOP Governor, Sparring Over Sick Leave

Maryland Democrats on Thursday criticized Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's task force on paid sick leave for a lack of open meetings, but the governor's office said it has been reaching out to small-business owners... Read »

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 6:48 PM
Gangs Are at Center of Virginia Governor's Race

Gangs Are at Center of Virginia Governor's Race

Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, has made gang violence the centerpiece of his campaign in the closing days of the race. Twelve days from Election Day, News4's Julie Carey reports... Watch »

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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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