| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress.
The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat or two,...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Democrat Tim Kaine seemed to be already getting to work Wednesday after defeating George Allen in the race for the U.S. Senate.
At a news conference in Richmond on Wednesday afternoon, he talked about working in Congress to reduce the deficit.
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:23 PM
It was late Tuesday night, before many Republicans at their Richmond election night party realized the Senate race wasn't going their way, but political analyst Bob Holsworth knew it much earlier when he saw the results coming in from Chesterfield County....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Democratic Senate candidate and former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is criticizing Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare.
He says it would be bad for seniors.
"Paul Ryan's budget proposes a dramatic change to Medicare that would push tons of costs onto the...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
William Tucker of Hampton beams with pride when he talks about meeting President Barack Obama last month when the president made a campaign stop in Hampton.
Tucker, 83, a veteran of three wars who has also been the head of the state longshoremen's union,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Whether it's drilling off shore for oil and natural gas, developing wind farms off the coast or a combination of the two, energy policy proposals from candidates of both parties seeking federal office could be a boon for Hampton Roads.
At first glance...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Republicans in Virginia's 5th district are mourning a loss.
Tucker Watkins died this weekend after battling cancer. He's the former chairman of the 5th district Republican party.
Watkins worked on the campaigns of George Allen and Virgil Goode. He's...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Name: George Allen
Running for: U.S. Senate seat, Virginia
Birthday: March 8, 1952
Official website: www.georgeallen.com
Biography: He is the son of former NFL coach George Allen. The younger Allen was elected to the Virginia...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:39 PM
Virginia is set to hurl over a "fiscal cliff" on Jan. 1 if lawmakers in Washington cannot come up with a deal before then to stop nearly $500 billion in cuts in military spending put in place by last summer's deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling.
| Jun 6, 2012
| 5:46 AM
A new statewide poll puts Gov. Bob McDonnell's job approval rating at 53 percent, matching the lowest number of his term.
The Quinnipiac University survey of 1,282 registered voters from Thursday through Monday has seen the popularity of the Republican...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 3:29 PM
George Allen is the frontrunner, but E. W. Jackson, Bob Marshall and Jamie Radtke believe Virginians are looking for an alternative. On Tuesday, one of the four will win the GOP nomination for theU.S. Senate.
Allen says he offers a record of...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Rep. Bob Goodlatte has easily won the Republican nomination for a 12th term in Congress over a little-known challenger in rural western Virginia's 6th District.
Goodlatte had nearly 65 percent of the vote over newcomer Karen Kwiatkowski in Tuesday's...