| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Virginia Tech students who graduate in May will have a major speaker on commencement day.
First Lady Michelle Obama will address the class at Lane Stadium.
The announcement came Wednesday.
She'll join U.S Senator Mark Warner as...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:20 PM
One day after announcing his plan to strengthen the nation’s economy, Democratic candidate Tim Kaine brought his campaign for the U.S. Senate to the Roanoke Valley.
U.S. Senator Mark Warner joined Kaine for a campaign swing that started Thursday...
| May 9, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Over the next several days, graduation ceremonies are taking place all over the country, including Virginia Tech.
But this year, the university will be hosting a very special commencement speaker, America's First Lady - Michelle Obama.
The First Lady...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:05 AM
President Barack Obama portrayed his ''evolving'' view of gay marriage in a way familiar to many Americans. He pointed to his experience, relaying to Robin Roberts of ABC News what he has learned from friends and colleagues who are gay, many ''in...
| May 22, 2012
| 6:49 AM
Realignment saber rattling and subsequent media hysteria don’t unnerve Jim Weaver and Craig Littlepage. The athletic directors at Virginia Tech and Virginia, they helped chart the ACC’s last two expansions, and they’ve observed from afar...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:40 PM
The race for Virginia's Senate seat was front and center in different parts of Lynchburg Thursday afternoon.
Tim Kaine stopped at the Lynchburg train station to highlight his plan for investing in American infrastructure.
Kaine talked about his work...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Election Day is almost here, and both presidential campaigns spent time in our area Monday.
Vice President Joe Biden was plugging away on this final day of campaigning.
On Monday afternoon he made an unexpected visit to Roanoke.
The Obama campaign...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:56 PM
As the hours dwindle down to Election Day, Democrat Tim Kaine made his final pitch to voters Monday.
Candidate Kaine remains in a statistical dead heat for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat with Republican candidate George Allen.
Most polls have...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2012
HAMPTON — During his three-hour sojourn through the Peninsula on July 13, President Barack Obama's motorcade traveled with escorts from state and city police and passed down roads blocked by the city Public Works Division to a gymnasium prepared...