White House concedes new gun laws wouldn’t have stopped Va. gunman

August 29, 2015
Dave Boyer – The Washington Times The White House conceded Friday that new gun regulations probably wouldn’t have prevented the gunman who murdered two television… READ MORE

Rebel recall: Virginians told to turn in Confederate-themed license plates

August 8, 2015
Virginia is targeting 1,691 license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag in a statewide recall that will replace the existing tags with new ones without… READ MORE

Jim Webb Pushes Back on Behalf of Confederate Flag Supporters

June 25, 2015
Former Virginia Senator and Vietnam war veteran Jim Webb has finally weighed in on the national debate over the Confederate flag—kind of. Days after every… READ MORE

Marine Corps veteran’s proposed gun shop riles Arlington, Virginia

May 26, 2015
Residents of Arlington, Virginia — which in 2012 overwhelmingly voted for President Obama and sits directly across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital — are trying to bully Marine Corps veteran James Gates, 28, from opening a gun shop in their neighborhood. Last week, a petition was formed by local resident Susan Newton protesting the shop’s opening and demanding… READ MORE

Virginia weighs joining constitutional convention effort to rein in federal powers

February 2, 2015
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 on an issue states have been grappling with since at least the 18th century. National and state GOP leaders are supportive of the idea, saying… READ MORE

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

January 7, 2015
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 more than the community service the former Republican governor, his defense team and hundreds of supporters argued for.
In a strong but somber voice,… READ MORE

Virginia Senate Race Gets Interesting

October 11, 2014
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 of the campaign. The incumbent, Democrat Mark Warner, has had a large lead in the polls over his Republican opponent Ed Gilespie since the beginning… READ MORE

Final arguments unfold at ex-governor’s trial

August 29, 2014
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

July 28, 2014
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

July 16, 2014
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 aren’t jumping at the chance to have the president come campaign for them.… READ MORE

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