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RICHMOND - With roughly a month to go before election Day, General Assembly Republicans say they'll hold a meeting next week to discuss concerns about the state's election system and recent reports of alleged voter fraud.
A defiant Don Blankenship declared himself an "American political prisoner" on his blog, blaming others for the 2010 mine explosion that killed 29 men and landed the former West Virginia coal operator in federal prison. The ex-Massey Energy CEO posted ...

Justice Elena Kagan and other members of the Supreme Court traveled Thursday to Virginia to celebrate the legacy of -- and name a law school after -- Justice Antonin Scalia, who Kagan called "one of the most important Supreme Court justices ever, and ...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A well-heeled political donor and committee member at this summer's Democratic National Convention was arrested Thursday and charged with using his health technology company to run a $30 million investment fraud scheme.
(CNN) Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday he apologized to his staff for breaking the "cardinal rule." "I danced in public," the Democrat said during an appearance on CNN's "New Day.
In a formal opinion last month, Herring said it's not against the law for Virginia voters to use a cellphone inside a polling place to take photos or video of their own ballot for publication on Instagram, Snapchat or facebook, as long as it doesn't ...

Tim Kaine's aggressive interruptions of Mike Pence during their debate Tuesday at Longwood University surprised some longtime observers of Virginia politics, who gave the Indiana governor an edge on style points. But analysts said the theatrics largely ...
About 20 from the community spoke in favor of the arena, including the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Beach Hotel Association, the Central Business District Association and a number of small business who have worked with the private ...
Donald Trump says political correctness has run amok in the military, and "we're going to get away from" that if he's elected president.
Richmond, VA. (AP) - Two of Virginia's death row inmates were turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The high court declined to hear the appeals of Ivan Teleguz, who was convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend; and Ricky Gray, ...
Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, participate in the vice presidential debate at Centre College, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Danville, Ky.
Nothing in the rules prohibited competitors from making political statements, Howard said. "It was an expression of our free speech," said Robert Dean, a candidate for the Virginia Beach City Council and member of the anti-light-rail movement who ...
STATE-LEVEL AND regional polling this election season reveals an intriguing transformation. Virginia is leaning more toward Democrat Hillary Clinton than many other swing states.
He has lived in Ashburn, Virginia, since 1998 and is becoming active in Democratic party politics in the county. Amudhanar said the influx of ... Loudoun County courthouse in Leesburg. Today, Virginia is a battleground of a different sort, a mix of the ...

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Corrections has agreed to pay a secret supplier of lethal injection drugs $16,500 per execution under a new state contract, more than 30 times higher than what prison officials say they would have had to pay last ...
STAFFORD, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman says she received more than 13,000 text messages and 600 calls after C-SPAN accidentally plastered her number on TV during the presidential debate.
Geoffrey Skelley, a political analyst at the Center for politics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, agrees that history and political convenience will drive Scott's appointment. If Scott is the appointee and runs to complete Kaine's term ...
Here's one case study showing just how difficult it's becoming for Virginia Republicans running local races: A recent internal poll conducted for the campaign of Democrat LuAnn Bennett, who is running to unseat Republican Barbara Comstock in Virginia's ...
U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Howard University political scientist Dr. Michael Fauntroy were two of the 10 2016 Virginia Leadership Institute (VLI) Decade awardees. At a reception on Sept. 22 at the National Press Club in downtown D.C., Edwards ...
Former Virginia Sen. John Warner, also a former navy secretary, listens as Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, discussing the U.S.
politics: Of course: Virginia Beach restaurant owner called racist for taping Colin Kaepernick jersey to floor. Image Credit: James Perry via ... A restaurant in Virginia Beach has come under fire for using a Colin Kaepernick jersey as a doormat. On ...
President Barack Obama greets guests on the tarmac as he arrives in Richmond, VA., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Obama will travel to Fort Lee to greet service members and thank them for their outstanding service to the nation.
A survey released Wednesday by Christopher Newport University's Wason Center for Public Policy shows Virginia voters believe Hillary Clinton is more qualified than Donald Trump to be president in the areas of temperament, experience and on military and ...
When elected to Congress from West Virginia's third Congressional district, my highest priority will be to bring jobs to West Virginia and keep young hardworking people from leaving the Mountain State. West Virginia is facing many challenges, and ...
McDonnell said that looking back, accepting a business loan from Williams to MoBo, the real estate partnership in which McDonnell and his sister - also named Maureen - owned and rented vacation properties in Virginia Beach, was "a big red flag.".
"It will surprise no one following this contest to learn that Trump supporters, and Republicans generally, are more committed just now," writes the team led by the University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato. "Clinton has not lit a fire ...
... someone who has discredited the political class the way he did. As a child I lived in the United States through the Watergate scandal and yet while it caused seismic shock and destroyed President Nixon it still didn't tarnish the reputation of ...
Airing political views through Yelp has become such a popular pastime that the site had to create a "cleanup" alert.
Virginia's voter ID case, Lee v. Virginia State Board of elections, initially alleged that Virginia's history of racist politics pointed to ill intent, not just in the voter ID law, but in a refusal to embrace early voting and other measures that would ...
West Virginia progressives are lamenting the continued tilt away from the left by many Democratic party candidates this election cycle.
A billionaire who built up a corporate empire from his father's inheritance now is running his first major political campaign with a promise to shake up the establishment and restore prosperity after a long period of stagnation.
Shifting South: Why Virginia's purple takeover could be a blueprint for Georgia Dems ... The chairwoman of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus added: "We cannot turn back the hands of time." ... More: Shifting South: Political trends that shape the ...
A keen intellectual, an historian, genealogist, lawyer, teacher, political junkie, farmer, landowner, author, a Christian and family man of exemplary stature, and a force in the world of Virginia politics. While president of the college, he also was a ...
And while people don't vote for the Number Two person on the national ticket, Kaine is on that ticket for one reason: to make sure Virginia remains in the Democratic column. The campaign gives no signs that it's worried. It even pulled ads in the state ...
WASHINGTON - Two U.S. senators are calling for an investigation into wait times at veterans Affairs facilities in Colorado after the suicide of a 26-year-old U.S.
Last Word on presidential politics, Sept. 20. Virginia Gazette News Minute: Sept. 14. Caption Virginia Gazette News Minute: Sept.
Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia Center for politics joins Steve Doocy on 'Fox & Friends' to discuss his latest major revision of his 2016 electoral map prediction.
6 and Democratic vice presidential contender Tim Kaine - one of Virginia's senators - was in Norfolk on Sept. 9. Pence, 57, was elected ... The foundation "does not endorse any particular candidate or political party," stated the email. Free tickets to ...
White, Working-Class and Worried is a CNN partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation - an extensive survey of white, working-class Americans and voters, who form a backbone of the support for Donald Trump.
Tim Kaine's national call this year to make a college education more affordable clashes with his record when he was governor of Virginia, according to the Republican National Committee. Kaine, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, wrote a Sept.
Trump has slashed the once-sizable leads that Clinton enjoyed following the national conventions, but it might be too early to say whether the tightening has extended to Virginia. Clinton led Trump in virtually every poll there in the summer and many ...
WASHINGTON - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has no plans to get back into politics himself, but wants to remain involved in key issues, he told WTOP.
One event in Fauquier County attracted all the big names in Virginia GOP politics, where Pence was the featured speaker.
Virginia has notified Northrop Grumman that it has breached its information technology contract with the state. Nelson Moe, chief information officer at the Virginia information technologies Agency, told legislators today that the agency delivered five ...
Norment's lockout notion would be a big step to reforming Virginia's political ethics laws, among the loosest in the nation, said Dale Eisman, a spokesman for Common Cause, a national nonprofit that tries to rein in the influence of special interests ...
Landes, R-Weyers Cave, said competition is healthy, but said "everyone complains about money in politics. A PAC is nothing but a mechanism to raise money to support your side.
Many Virginians would rather choose a governor than any other office," said Tim Phillips, a veteran of Virginia politics and the president of the powerful Koch network group Americans for Prosperity.


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