Virginia

Virginia weighs joining constitutional convention effort to rein in federal powers

Virginia is one of the latest states involved in a new push for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution in a bid to rein in the federal government — part of a nascent campaign… READ MORE

Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell sentenced to 2 years in prison for corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement. The punishment was far below the 10 years prosecutors initially wanted, but still… READ MORE

Virginia Senate Race Gets Interesting

Mark Warner (D), Ed Gillespie (R) There are signs that the U.S. Senate race in Virginia, previously considered a long-shot for Republicans and a safe seat for Democrats, could get interesting in the final weeks… READ MORE

Final arguments unfold at ex-governor’s trial

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special…… READ MORE

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of…… READ MORE

Even in Liberal Northern Virginia, Dems Flee Obama

President Barack Obama delivers remarks in McLean, Virginia on July 15, 2014. Pat Benic/UPI/Newscom With Barack Obama’s job approval well below water these days, perhaps it’s no surprise that Democratic candidates for Congress this year… READ MORE

Over 40,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland, group finds

A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday. And that’s just the beginning. “The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to… READ MORE

Five former Virginia AGs want case against ex-governor Bob McDonnell dismissed

Five former Virginia attorneys general — three Democrats and two Republicans — said in a proposed court filing that corruption counts against former Gov. Bob McDonnell should be dismissed and that Justice Department attorneys overreached… READ MORE

Oprah to Headline Fundraiser for Virginia House Candidate

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will headline a D.C.-area fundraiser next month for Lavern Chatman, former CEO of the Northern Virginia Urban League and one of nearly a dozen Democrats running for Virginia’s open 8th District… READ MORE
Guns

Huge majorities on East Coast support national gun registry


A shocking poll released Tuesday shows overwhelming majorities of people in Virginia, New York and New Jersey support a national… READ MORE
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Federal judge strikes down Virginia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage


A federal judge issued a landmark ruling Thursday night striking down Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and moving the… READ MORE

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe rerouted funds for inaugural

The Virginia legislature years ago banned governors from donating excess inauguration funds to political causes, but that hasn’t stopped Gov. Terry McAuliffe from finding a way to route $211,000 from his inaugural fund back to… READ MORE

Va. GOP Losses May Help Gillespie’s Convention Fight

With the stink of their party’s statewide sweep not yet three months old, Virginia Republicans said Ed Gillespie should have little trouble winning the GOP Senate nomination in June and advancing to take on Democrat… READ MORE