| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:41 PM
So while the Internet was going gaga over Tom Daley this week (more on that in a second), Russia reportedly made its first convictions under its controversial federal anti-gay law.
According to The Moscow Times, two LGBT activists were each fined...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Guess who's running ahead in campaign fundraising for Hampton Roads' Congressional races?
a) an incumbent
b) or another incumbent
c) or the other incumbent
d) all of the above.
In the 1st Congressional district, Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Montross,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A local environmental consulting firm now joins the growing ranks of Newport News companies being awarded federal defense contracts.
AH Environmental Consultants Inc., doing business under AH/BC Navy JV LLC, was recently awarded a five-year contract...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The threat from the Islamic State feels enough like a threat of war to trigger what the Constitution says is Congress' task: to decide if it should tell the president to send American troops in harm's way, say members of the Hampton Roads delegation on...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The region's four U.S. representatives had breakfast with local officials Friday to discuss a topic that's crucial to the area's economy — how best to defend Langley Air Force Base in a time of military budget cuts and uncertainty.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 3:59 PM
— Rep. Mac Thornberry hails from Texas, where they say everything is bigger. But even he was impressed after a visit to Newport News Shipbuilding and an up-close look at aircraft carrier and submarine construction.
"It is incredibly impressive,"...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
When the Air Force announced it would eliminate 742 positions at Langley Air Force Base, members of Congress in Virginia launched a counter-offensive.
The Langley cuts are part of a larger plan that will create jobs elsewhere — exactly where is the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:08 PM
What did we expect?
It is amazing that Israel has created a ghetto in Gaza not dissimilar to the Warsaw Ghetto that confined Jews during the Holocaust.
Have they not learned from their own history? How do they expect the Palestinians to react?...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Huntington Ingalls Industries recently received good news for its Newport News Shipbuilding division: The refueling of an aircraft carrier, a job worth billions of dollars and once in danger, now seems on course.
Now comes HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Hailey Sadler, a 21-year-old from Gloucester, has already landed a plum Washington job as press secretary for Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake. That should tell you something about her smarts and energy level — not to mention patience in dealing with...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:59 PM
A U.S. Navy plan for aircraft carrier-based drones has launched a dogfight in Washington over the role of the robotic planes in combat.
The Navy has asked contractors for reconnaissance drones — essentially spy planes, with only limited ability to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country.
In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...