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Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray talks and acts like he wants to run again, but it’s publicly unclear at this point if he will run or if he’ll be a factor. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Race and the Race for D.C. Mayor

Thies: Race and the Race for D.C. Mayor

Just in time for summer: The 2014 election is heating up. Read »

Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Cannonball Issue

News4 poses a tough question to three candidates for mayor: Would they bring back the cannonball to open the summer swimming season? Read »

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Is Muriel Bowser Unbeatable?

Thies: Is Muriel Bowser Unbeatable?

Following in Adrian Fenty's footsteps is not good enough. Bowser must avoid his missteps, too. Read »

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Tea Leaves Say Gray Runs in 2014

Thies: Tea Leaves Say Gray Runs in 2014

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray is sounding like a candidate seeking reelection. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Tommy Wells for DC Mayor?

Tommy Wells for DC Mayor?

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is considering a possible run for mayor. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Marion Barry Is Number One

Opinion: Marion Barry Is Number One

What the Washington Post did not tell you about its poll and what its results mean for the District. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: The Race Is On

Opinion: The Race Is On

Less than 18 months into Mayor Vincent Gray’s term in office, the race is on to succeed him. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Amendment to Help DC Councilmembers Share

AM Read: Amendment to Help DC Councilmembers Share

Councilman Jack Evans is proposing an amendment to put a method into the law books advising D.C. politicians on how to evenly and fairly split free tickets they are given. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Barry Criticizes DC Filipina Nurses

AM Read: Barry Criticizes DC Filipina Nurses

Ward 8 Councilman is once again in hot water after he singled out nurses from the Philippines working in D.C., saying the District should train their own nurses. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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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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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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