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Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 5:12 PM

Evans Demands Chance to Defend Self to DC Council

Council member Jack Evans made a surprise statement to the D.C. Council Tuesday demanding an opportunity to defend himself before a vote to strip him of a powerful committee post. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 7:55 PM

Hogan Directs Agencies to Save Energy in State Buildings

Hogan Directs Agencies to Save Energy in State Buildings

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is directing two state agencies to develop an initiative to save energy in state-owned buildings. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 6:39 PM

Evans Investigations Give DC Reason to Pause on Betting

Evans Investigations Give DC Reason to Pause on Betting

The corruption investigations of D.C. Council member Jack Evans give the council an opportunity to reconsider the sole-source sports betting contract. Read »

Monday, Jun 24, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Billionaire Investor Says He'll Use $1M to Engage VA Voters

Billionaire Investor Says He'll Use $1M to Engage VA Voters

Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer says he will put $1 million toward registering at least 12,000 millennial voters in Virginia, in hopes of flipping the Republican-led General Assembly... Read »

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 12:59 PM

FBI Searched Home of DC Councilmember Jack Evans

FBI agents searched the home of embattled D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans. Read »

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 8:36 PM

DC Councilman Jack Evans Stepping Down From Metro Board

Embattled D.C. Councilman Jack Evans is stepping down from his position on the Metro Board of Directors effective next week. Read »

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 3:49 PM

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Becomes CNN Commentator

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Becomes CNN Commentator

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined CNN as a commentator, two months after announcing he would not be one of the Democratic candidates running for president in the 2020 race Read »

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 9:30 AM

DC Council Directs $24M to Public Housing Repairs

DC Council Directs $24M to Public Housing Repairs

D.C. lawmakers voted to add $47 million in excess reserves from the Washington Convention and Sports Authority to the city's fiscal 2020 budget. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:46 PM

McConnell Appears to Call DC Statehood Efforts 'Socialist'

Speaking to Laura Ingraham in a Fox News interview on June 14, McConnell spoke about his opposition to statehood for either Washington, D.C., or Puerto Rico, saying the push is part of a larger effort by... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 5:52 PM

Md. Governor Takes Steps to Boost Cybersecurity

Md. Governor Takes Steps to Boost Cybersecurity

Maryland gov. Larry Hogan is taking steps to strengthen cybersecurity in Maryland. Read »

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