1 hr ago
The Washington Post
Ed Gillespie should reconsider running for Mark Warnera s seat
On the surface, the announcement that GOP super-operative Ed Gillespie may run for the Virginia Senate seat now held by Mark Warner may smack of the inmates trying to take over the asylum, but there is precedence for the puppeteers of politics dropping the strings and stepping out onto the stage.
8 hrs ago
Farm bill is backed
According to Associated Press reports, negotiators are trying to reach an agreement on the bill, which is slated to expire at the end of this year after an earlier extension.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Stars and Stripes
US Navy is still vital in the Middle East, senator says
The Navy's presence in the Middle East isn't going to diminish any time soon even with the war in Afghanistan winding down, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said Friday.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
U.S. Department of Defense
Remarks by Secretary Hagel at the Manama Dialogue from Manama, Bahrain
And I also want to acknowledge our friendship over many years and what you have meant to international diplomacy and also acknowledge your institution, the IISS, because it has been your leadership and the energy of the institution that has really shaped a good deal of international discussion over the last decade.
Emirates News Agency
Sheikh Abdullah participates in Manama Dialogue 2013
WAM MANAMA, Bahrain, 6th December, 2013 - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, participated on Friday in the inauguration ceremony of the 9th session of "The Manama Dialogue", which will run till Sunday.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Kaine: Navy has long-term role in Gulf
Sailors from Hampton Roads are likely to keep steaming east to the Persian Gulf for some time to come, playing a critical role in keep sea lanes open through the Strait of Hormuz that links the oil-rich area to the rest of the world, Sen. Tim Kaine said Friday, during a break in a visit to the region.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Virginia Officials React to Nelson Mandela Passing
Northern Virginia and other officials were quick to react Thursday upon hearing of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Common Core Standards: Throwing Gasoline on a Fire
First of all, the people in charge have been in charge for 85 years. They have proved themselves to be architects of mediocrity and decline, nothing else.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Dec. 5 Letters: Offshore power
It is ironic that folks in Williamsburg complain about the State Corporation Commission decision to allow electric lines over the James River.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Reeves Eyes Offshore Drilling in 2014
As lawmakers prepare to return to Richmond next month, Republican State Senator Bryce Reeves has his sights set on a few big ideas, including a plan to move the state closer to drilling off Virginia's coast.
Roanoke Co. Company Hopes to End Distracted Driving
Roanoke Co., VA - A Roanoke County company thinks they have solved a problem that kills thousands of Americans every year: distracted driving.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Kaine optimistic about deal to lessen defense cuts
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine told workers at a Norfolk shipyard on Monday that he's optimistic a budget deal can be struck in Washington to lessen the impact of automatic defense cuts that threaten Navy ship repair contracts next year.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Kaine to tour Norfolk shipyard, talk about ending sequestration cuts
Senator Tim Kaine will be in Norfolk Monday to talk about efforts to end across-the-board sequester cuts.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The Daily News Leader
Warner encourages alternate health insurance enrollments
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner and seven other Senate Democrats are asking federal officials to find alternative ways for people to enroll in health insurance plans while the government-run HealthCare.gov web site is being fixed.
Va. gov ending term with scandal-stained year
He delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union Address in 2010. He became chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2011 and was widely mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick just over a year ago.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
National Conference of State Legislat...
Chambers to Watch: the Virginia Senate
The Virginia House of Delegates held scheduled elections in 2013 but the real news this year is in the state Senate.
The Washington Post
Va. approves controversial James River power-line plan; federal fight looms
Dominion Power's transmission line will cross the James River on towers that will be visible from parts of Jamestown Island.
The Huffington Post
Corporations Owe Hundreds of Billions of Taxes But GOP Goes After Federal Employees
Congress is again fighting over the budget with Republicans now demanding cuts in federal employee benefits.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Virginia Senator: Don't Target Feds in Deficit Reduction Deal
A Virginia senator is urging the joint budget conference committee to avoid targeting the compensation of federal employees as part of a deficit reduction deal.
Analysis: With Herring Win, a Seismic Shift in Va. Politics Completed
NOVEMBER 2: Attorney general candidate Senator Mark Herring makes an appearance with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine at the home of supporter Ray Smith, where volunteers have gathered to canvas the neighborhood in the last weekend before Tuesday's elections, on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Fairfax, ... (more)