| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:51 PM
The more things change, the more they stay the same, as Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell noted in introducing his Democratic successor.
When McAuliffe takes office in January, he'll be the second Irish-American (and the second father of five) in a row to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Update: Brian Gottstein, a spokesman for the attorney general's office, issued this statement in response to Sabato's comments:
"The attorney general, as Virginia’s chief legal officer, has a duty to review all legal options available to the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Republican Mark Obenshain held a 219 vote head in the race to be Virginia's next Attorney General, with results in from all of state's 2,558 precincts still to be counted this morning.
It's even narrower than Bob McDonnell's 327 vote lead over Creigh...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Three candidates are vying to be the Democratic nominee in a special election that will determine the replacement for Lt. Gov.-elect Ralph Northam in the state Senate.
Northam has chosen to remain neutral in the nominating process, which culminates in a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:21 AM
In this age of bitterly divisive politics and widespread disdain for the ‘mainstream media,’ who ever would have guessed that two high-profile Republicans and two high-profile Democrats would come together to hold a tribute for two fired...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech will speak at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on Friday afternoon in an event that's open to the public.
Domenech, who refers to himself as the "Secretary of Fun," will give a talk that's...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- The partial shutdown of the government threatens self-inflicted harm to an anemic U.S. economy.
How much harm depends on how long the shutdown lasts and whether the bruising political battle extends to the government’s debt ceiling,...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:22 PM
In a microcosm of the national partisan divide over federal health care reform, popularly known as Obamacare, Virginia has put one element — the expansion of Medicaid — front and center in the political debate preceding November's election....
| Sep 11, 2013
When Benjamin Todd Jealous was chosen in 2008 at age 35 to be the NAACP's youngest president ever, a number of old-timers questioned whether he was up to the job. Five years later, they should be sorry that he is leaving so soon.
That was my reaction...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:24 PM
A lot of people who work in D.C. live in Virginia, so a scandal involving lavish gifts to that state’s governor is an honorary Inside-the-Beltway story. But what’s fascinating is that the largesse shown to Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Attorneys representing Johnathon Montgomery, along with the Virginia Attorney General's Office, are looking to move forward with court proceedings that would clear the 27-year-old of a sexual assault conviction he was falsely accused of in 2008, according...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:01 AM
On Aug. 8, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities has awarded 5 grants totalling $859,406 to expand community support for those with developmental disabilities.
They're part of Virginia's push towards a...