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Gillespie, Sen. Warner Set to Debate

Updated: 07/22/2014 - Two of the candidates for Senate will meet in their first scheduled debate this weekend, and it is expected that Republican Ed Gillespie will try to tie Senator Mark Warner (D) as closely as he can to President Obama.

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Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Affordable Care Act

Updated: 07/22/2014 - A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.

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New Mental Health Panel Holds First Meeting

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Virginia lawmakers are promising a top-to-bottom review of the state's mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country.

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Sen. Warner Outraises Gillespie in 2nd Quarter

Posted: 07/16/2014 - U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D) says he raised $2.7 million during the second quarter while his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie said he raise $1.9 million.

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Pres. Obama to Turn Up Heat on Congress Over Highway Trust Fund

Posted: 07/14/2014 - President Obama will announce executive actions this week during a series of events that will bring attention to the Highway Trust Fund. Congress has been debating how to fund infrastructure improvements as the HTF gets closer to running dry next month.

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Gov. McAuliffe Embarks on Trade Mission to China and U.K.

Updated: 07/09/2014 - The governor, along with other officials from the state, will be meeting with business executives and government representatives in an effort to bring more businesses and jobs back to Virginia and find new customers for products exported from the Commonwealth.

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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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