| Jul 31, 2012
| 5:34 PM
The cost of living keeps going up and for minimum wage workers it's tough to make ends meet.
Now one Virginia lawmaker wants to change that. Sen. Jim Webb is co-sponsoring legislation to raise the federal minimum wage by two dollars.
Right now minimum...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — One war is done, another is winding down and the calls to cut the deficit are deafening. The military, a beneficiary of robust budgets for more than a decade, is coming to grips with a new reality — fewer dollars.
| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:32 AM
The Virginia U.S. Senate race is among the most closely watched and hotly contested in the country, and the outcome could determine which party controls the Senate.
WDBJ7's Hollani Davis goes one on one with Republican George Allen.
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:24 PM
In a northern Virginia retirement community or a Roanoke County campaign office, the two former Governors know how to work a crowd.
The political veterans have been campaigning full-time for over a year, with personal appearances across the state and a...
| Nov 4, 2012
In his 2008 "A More Perfect Union" speech, presidential candidate Barack Obama declared, "Race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now." Then he tried his best to ignore it.
At least in public, that is. It says a lot...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber.
"It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2011
In 2008, Democratic voters had their pick of many candidates for president — from Hillary Clinton to John Edwards to Joe Biden. Why did they choose Barack Obama?
After all, he had less experience in office than many of his rivals. He was not as...
| Aug 12, 2010
| 7:19 PM
The Hampton Roads congressional delegation is coming home next week for a roundtable discussion designed to push back against Defense Secretary Robert Gates' decision to shut down the Norfolk-based Joint Forces Command.
Gates announced the move early...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 1:10 PM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is asking for a full Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing on the possible recommendation to eliminate the Norfolk-based Joint Forces Command.
Webb wrote a letter to the leadership of the committee on...