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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 »

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Hogan Announces $50M to Deploy Smart Traffic Signals

Hogan Announces $50M to Deploy Smart Traffic Signals

Maryland is getting smarter traffic signals. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 6:31 AM

Maryland Governor Wants to Fight Ruling Against Peace Cross

A week after a three-judge panel declared a 40-foot cross memorializing veterans unconstitutional, Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday directed Maryland's attorney general to support a legal challenge against the... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 8:37 PM

'We Would Be Called Racists Instantly': Va. GOP Pans Mailer

John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, implied on Twitter that the mailer was racist. Read »

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 1:34 PM

Maryland Governor Signs Order to Block Boycotts of Israel

Maryland Governor Signs Order to Block Boycotts of Israel

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed an executive order banning the state from doing business with companies that support boycotts of Israel. Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Jaffe Report: Why the Redskins' Return to RFK Is a Long Shot

Jaffe Report: Why the Redskins' Return to RFK Is a Long Shot

Let’s put this on the table right now: The chances the Washington Redskins will move back to the District in a refashioned RFK Stadium are slim to none. Stay tuned for the five reasons the return is a long... Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Study: Body Cameras Didn't Change DC Officers' Behavior

If one group of D.C. police officers has body cameras and another group doesn't, do they behave differently? The results of a study released Friday say no. Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Maryland Backs Plan for 29-Minute DC-New York Hyperloop

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has thrown his support behind a proposal by transportation pioneer Elon Musk to build a high-speed, underground transit system between New York and Washington. Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 5:27 AM

Attorney General Candidates Herring, Adams Meet in Debate

Attorney General Candidates Herring, Adams Meet in Debate

Virginia's candidates for attorney general are facing off in a debate. Read »

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:47 PM

Obama Decries Current State of Politics at Rally for Northam

Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail Thursday to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month's elections. 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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