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Candidate Dave Brat Names New Campaign Staff

Posted: 07/08/2014 - Republican congressional candidate Dave Brat is naming new senior campaign staff. Brat's campaign said Tuesday that Phil Rapp will be the new campaign manager.

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White House: Most Kids at Border Won't Get to Stay in U.S.

Posted: 07/07/2014 - The White House said today that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back from their home countries.

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Cantor's Loss a Blow to State GOP Fundraising

Posted: 07/05/2014 - Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their most reliable sources of campaign cash with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in a GOP primary contest last month.

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Poll: Who is the Worst President Since WWII?

Posted: 07/02/2014 - A new Quinnipiac Poll shows 33 percent of Americans chose Pres. Obama as the worst among the 12 presidents since Harry Truman, with 28 percent choosing George W. Bush and Richard Nixon tallying 13 percent.

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Lawmaker Facing Charges Says He Won't Resign

Updated: 07/01/2014 - Embattled Delegate Joe Morrissey (D) says there's no way he's going to resign, despite facing sex charges involving a then 17-year-old girl.

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Gov. McAuliffe Revives Climate Change Panel

Posted: 07/01/2014 - Governor Terry McAuliffe has resurrected the state's climate change panel to blunt the impact of rising seas in Virginia, a state whose coast is particularly vulnerable.

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Del. Morrissey Indicted on Charges Related to Teen

Updated: 06/30/2014 - The charges by a special Henrico County grand jury against House Delegate Joe Morrissey include sexual abuse of a minor and possession of sexually explicit images of a minor.

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New Virginia Laws Go into Effect July 1st

Posted: 06/30/2014 - A host of new Virginia state laws goes into effect Tuesday, including new rules affecting hunting on Sundays and treatment for the mentally ill.

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Special Election Set for Former Sen. Puckett's Seat

Posted: 06/28/2014 - All eyes in Virginia politics are on the upcoming special election to fill former state Sen. Phil Puckett's seat. The winner of the Aug. 19 election will decide which party controls the state Senate.

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Va. State Sen. Colgan to Retire

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Prince William County Democratic state Senator Charles J. Colgan plans to retire next year when his term expires. The 87-year-old has served in the Senate since 1976.

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Supreme Court Limits President's Appointments Power

Posted: 06/26/2014 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Obama.

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Boehner Announces Plans to Sue Obama

Posted: 06/25/2014 - House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Wednesday that he's pushing the House of Representatives to sue President Obama "in an effort to compel the president to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country."

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Va. Board of Elections to Re-evaluate Voter ID Rule

Posted: 06/25/2014 - The State Board of Elections plans to re-evaluate its definition of a valid identification under Virginia's new voter ID law after a state lawmaker raised concerns about the rule.

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Va. House Tosses Out Gov. McAuliffe's Medicaid Veto

Updated: 06/24/2014 - The GOP-controlled Virginia House of Delegates tossed out a pair of Governor McAuliffe's line-item budget vetoes Monday while a new Republican majority took control of the state Senate.

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3 Va. Lawmakers form 'Redskins Pride Caucus'

Posted: 06/23/2014 - Three Virginia state lawmakers are forming a "Redskins Pride Caucus" to defend the Washington, D.C.-based football team that's come under pressure to change its name.

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Senators Take Part in Va. Political History Project at UVa.

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The University of Virginia Center for Politics is holding its annual Virginia Political History Project today. The event is bringing together current Senator Mark Warner (D) and former Senator John Warner (R).

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Former Sen. Puckett Hires Defense Attorney

Updated: 06/20/2014 - Attorney Thomas J. Bondurant Jr. announced Friday that he is representing former Democratic Senator. Phil Puckett. Puckett's recent resignation is being probed by the FBI.

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FBI Probes Va. State Senator Puckett's Resignation

Updated: 06/19/2014 - The FBI is investigating the circumstances of former Democratic state Sen. Phil Puckett's departure from the General Assembly, according to a person with direct knowledge of the probe and a state official.

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