Wednesday, July 29, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in West Columbia, SC

This Week In Polls: Hillary, Donald, And More

The polls show Hillary Clinton trailing in crucial swing states — but at the same time, the Democrats have advantages nationally in some key fundamentals.

July 24, 2015

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe: I’m Getting Rid Of Confederate Flag License Plates

“Even its display on state issued license tags is, in my view, unnecessarily divisive and hurtful to too many of our people.”

June 23, 2015
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If Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare, States Have Few Options

Even some red state governments are starting to panic over King v. Burwell.

March 2, 2015
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Swing State Polls Find Christie Weak Against Clinton

The latest round of 2016 polls has good news for Hillary Clinton.

February 18, 2015
Bob McDonnell speaks to the press after sentencing. (Photo: VCU CNS/Michael Melkonian via Flickr)

Punishment Fit For A Politician

The delusional Bob McDonnell never deserved any special treatment.

January 8, 2015
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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years For Corruption

The former Republican star is headed to jail.

January 6, 2015
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Appalachia Gathers Dissent To Gas Pipeline Bound For Eastern North Carolina

Is the Atlantic Coast Pipeline a sorely needed job creator, or a disaster waiting to happen?

November 13, 2014
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Ebola Efforts Tax Strapped Public Health Agencies

Budget cuts are endangering public health when it comes to Ebola preparedness.

November 6, 2014
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Midterm Roundup: Burke’s Brutal Closing Argument

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 31, 2014
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Midterm Roundup: Coakley Collapsing Again?

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 28, 2014
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Virginia To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses After Supreme Court Action

The Supreme Court’s huge decision is already having a real-world impact.

October 6, 2014
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Wine Country: Arizona and Virginia

Discover great wines right here in the U.S.

September 19, 2014
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty In Corruption Trial

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was convicted Thursday of doing favors for a Florida businessman in return for $177,000 in cash, loans, and gifts, according to media reports. After 17 hours of deliberation, the jury of seven men and five women convicted Bob and Maureen McDonnell […]

September 4, 2014

A Natural Bridge To Nowhere But Beauty

The United States has some of the most glorious natural formations in the world, and some of those are the bridges and arches formed over millions of years by the forces of water, wind, and the earth’s uplift. CNN takes us to 15 of the world’s best, many of which are right here in the lower […]

August 28, 2014
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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell Faces Cross-Examination At Trial

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Government prosecutors got their first chance to cross-examine former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday, suggesting that his dire need for cash was the driving force behind his questionable relationship with a local millionaire. McDonnell has insisted that his financial problems have been overstated, testifying […]

August 26, 2014
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Supreme Court Blocks Ruling That Would Have Allowed Gay Marriages In Virginia

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a court order that would have allowed gay marriages in Virginia to begin Thursday, adding to the likelihood the justices will decide the issue themselves in the coming term. The brief order by the court contained no explanation for […]

August 20, 2014
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Virginia Same-Sex Couples Can Marry Next Week, Court Rules

By James Queally, Los Angeles Times A federal appeals court denied a request to block same-sex marriages from being performed in Virginia, and unless the Supreme Court intervenes, couples can begin to wed as early as next week, according to court filings and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. In a ruling […]

August 13, 2014

Police Suspect Virginia Man Killed Wife And Three Kids In Murder-Suicide

Los Angeles Times A family of five was found shot to death in their Virginia home late Sunday in what authorities suspect was a murder-suicide. A relative walked into the Culpeper, Va., house around 10 p.m. Sunday and discovered the bodies of the parents, Clarence and Shauna Washington, both 35, and their three daughters, said […]

August 4, 2014
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McDonnell Trial A Shocking Case For Virginia

By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times RICHMOND, Va. — It is the kind of corruption that would attract attention even from jaded voters in places like Illinois or Louisiana, with long-established records of shady government dealings. But for Virginians, who have enjoyed generations of relative purity in state government, the spectacle in federal court here […]

August 4, 2014
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Ken Cuccinelli Named New President Of Senate Conservatives Fund

As Tea Partiers rejoice over Dave Brat’s shocking primary victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), another conservative Virginia politician who was not as lucky in last year’s elections is getting a chance to advance the movement. Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli — who lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the commonwealth’s 2013 gubernatorial race […]

June 11, 2014
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Cantor To Resign As Majority Leader; GOP Leadership Scramble Begins

By Lisa Mascaro and Richard Simon, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A battle royale emerged Wednesday among House Republicans jockeying to move up the leadership ladder after Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat to a tea party newcomer. Cantor, a seven-term Republican from Virginia, is expected to resign his post as the No. 2 […]

June 11, 2014
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GOP Senate Candidate Gillespie Made $3 Million ‘Advising’ Big Oil And Gas Lobbyists

You won’t find Ed Gillespie, the likely Republican nominee to challenge Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) this fall, on the official list of lobbyists maintained by the Secretary of the Senate’s database. That’s because Gillespie isn’t registered. But not being registered doesn’t mean he doesn’t help big corporations and lobbying firms advance their interests in Washington. […]

May 16, 2014
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Dave Brat: The Anti-Immigrant Thorn In Eric Cantor’s Side

After an April phone call between President Barack Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), two conflicting stories of their conversation emerged. According to the Obama administration, the call was pleasant: The president wished Mr. Cantor a happy Passover and the two briefly discussed immigration reform. For Cantor’s camp, however, the call was an […]

May 15, 2014
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Analysis: Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia Gets Its Day In Federal Appeals Court

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The battle over same-sex marriage in Virginia moved to the appellate level on Tuesday, a significant step for two reasons, one practical and one historical. It was a Virginia case that led to a 1967 landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage — […]

May 13, 2014
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NTSB Begins Inquiry Of Fiery Crude Oil Train Derailment In Virginia

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an official said Thursday afternoon. Jim Southworth, a U.S. […]

May 1, 2014
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