Proposal to mothball guided missile cruisers refused
A tugboat maneuvers the guided-missile cruiser Anzio pierside at Norfolk Naval Station on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.
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Thursday Jul 10
DoD nominees in the hot seat - Navy leaders urge support for...
THE MAIN EVENT THIS MORNING is the Senate Armed Services Committee's consideration of three nominees for senior military posts: Gen.
Thursday Jul 10
'My Last Ship Was Older Than I Was': Sailor Quizzes SecDef On New SSBNs
But just 20 minutes in, a petty officer second class stood up in front of almost 200 of his comrades and pointed out the -class SSBNs are most important leg of the nuclear triad: Under the New START arms control treaty, the subs are slated to carry 70 percent of the nation's deployed nuclear warheads.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
We are the plan to get Grassroots Democrats Elected
I wrote this post on my personal blog about Virginia 4th Congressional District Candidate Elliott Fausz, but a similar point can be made for other grassroots candidates fighting uphill battles against well financed Republican opponents.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
U.S. Rep. Scott is sole unopposed Va.congressional candidate
Voters in every Virginia congressional election in November will have a choice except for one: U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott is unopposed in his bid for a 12th term, according to the state Department of Elections.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Drake: Keep F-35 flying
I will never grow tired of celebrating America's independence - her hard-fought separation from a much superior military power, the genius and profound restraint of her founders, and the men and women who, throughout our history, have pledged their everything to secure the freedom of 1776 for the next generation of Americans.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Schatz, Hanabusa talk relationships in 1st debate
Schatz says he's been surprised at how many friends he's made as a freshman U.S. senator.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Va. lawmakers comment on Hobby Lobby decision
Several Virginia lawmakers released statements Monday following the Supreme Court's decision that for-profit employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for employee's contraception.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Navy should talk openly about Chinese threat, Forbes says
U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes says Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert was wrong in urging military officers not to speak openly about Chinese military threats during a recent speech.
U.S. says will no longer make, buy anti-personnel landmines
The United States said on Friday it would no longer make or buy anti-personnel landmines and that it would strive to eventually join the global treaty banning the weapons, but it stopped short of agreeing to destroy its stockpile of 3 million mines.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
South Hampton Roads lawmakers' take on VA care
Hampton Roads' congressional delegation, who all favor the VA overhaul, commented Thursday about the bill's status and the financing debate: U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine , Democrat: "I sincerely hope that the conference committee is able to come to an agreement quickly.
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Forbes to Pentagon: Don't Give - Beijing a Veto' on Discussion about China
Members of a special battle force stand on China's missile destroyer Haikou at a naval port in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, June 9, 2014.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Partisan tensions high in House hearing on rise in border crossings
The clash in Congress over whom to blame for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children streaming across the United States' Southern border broke along party lines Wednesday with some Virginia lawmakers in the center of the fray.
Sun Jun 22, 2014
Local lawmakers hesitant on U.S. involvement in Iraq
A U.S. Marine from the 3/5 Lima company points his rifle at a building as it burns in the restive city of Fallujah on Nov. 14, 2004.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
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GOP's Dave Brat makes ever-so-brief media appearance in race to replace Eric Cantor
Republican congressional candidate Dave Brat briefly emerged from his campaign headquarters Thursday to announce he had hired an interim campaign manager who once worked for the man Brat unseated in dramatic fashion last week , House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
House to vote on A-10 amendment - Afghanistan an Iraq redux? -...
WHO'S THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY ROOTING FOR IN TODAY'S HOUSE LEADERSHIP ELECTION ? Republicans are holding a closed-door vote today on a new house majority leader to succeed Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, who was considered a major ally to the defense industry before his stunning GOP primary loss.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Hopewell honors icons
The Rev. Dr. Curtis W. Harris and his late wife, Dr. Ruth Harris, will forever be part of the city of Hopewell not only in memory but in name as well.
Sun Jun 15, 2014
Navy pressured to consider strike drones
A U.S. Navy plan for aircraft carrier-based drones has launched a dogfight in Washington over the role of the robotic planes in combat.
Sat Jun 14, 2014
Michael Steele: 'Lot Of Interest' In Eric Cantor Serving As RNC Chairman
Former RNC chair Michael Steele thinks it's a possibility after the House majority leader was defeated Tuesday in a Virginia Republican primary.