| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Republican political strategists say anger over Obamacare is going to a winner for them in the 2014 elections -- but Democrats are pushing back, and in Virginia, of all places.
Most of our Congressional districts aren't likely to swing, but the 2nd,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:52 PM
U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, released this statement shortly after the House voted to approve the budget compromise:
"This budget agreement is another predictable consequence of the fundamental principles of arithmetic after...
| Oct 7, 2013
The strain and anxiety are etched in the fine lines around her eyes. Her exhaustion shows in a sometimes short fuse. She's the first one up in the household and the last one to bed.
In the past year, Karen Garner, 43, mother of two school-age children...
| Oct 8, 2013
Irrepressible best describes 9-year-old Bradley Garner, whose enthusiasms range from baseball to gardening, trees and driverless cars. More reserved, his older sister, Frankie, 12, pursues similar interests in softball and nature, along with music...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:33 PM
WASHINGTON — As talks over how to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the debt collapsed Saturday between House Republicans and the White House, the Senate's top leaders launched their own negotiations to find a last-ditch compromise,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is urging President Obama to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Syria, warning that failure to do so would be unconstitutional.
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents a district...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Syria will dominate the Sunday morning talk shows. Here's a guest list for this weekend:
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be Gwen Ifill of "PBS NewsHour";...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The Sunday morning lineup has been updated for late-breaking news on Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit at least three programs: NBC's "Meet the Press," CBS' "Face the Nation" and ABC's "This Week."
Here's a guest list for this weekend:...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:50 PM
WASHINGTON — For most of the last two decades, Republicans such as Rep. Patrick Meehan, who represents a politically competitive district near Philadelphia, have been the odd men out in a House caucus dominated by conservatives such as those aligned...
| Oct 2, 2013
Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no government shutdown, and no implementation of Obamacare.
As of Tuesday, the GOP had failed on...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:56 AM
U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, signed on to a letter calling on U.S. Attorney Genral Eric Holder to resign or for President Barack Obama to fire him.
The letter addressed to Obama and signed by 47 members of Congress asks for Holder's...