| Feb 24, 2013
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them.
On Friday automatic...
| Feb 5, 2013
The guns and guards are gone, but Fort Monroe remains in the military's hands more than 15 months after the Army decomissioned the base and moved its personnel and equipment from the historic property.
The Army is keeping tight-fisted control of the...
| Oct 9, 2012
Oct. 29: 2nd District debate - Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, and Democratic challenger Paul Hirshbiel.
EXCLUSIVE: 3rd District debate, Oct. 1 - Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, and Republican...
| Apr 27, 2013
The Senate is set to vote on an Internet sales tax bill within the first week of May.
Also known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill gives states the authority to require online sellers to collect sales tax at the point of purchase. There is an...
| 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,...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:21 PM
The trio of Republican congressmen from Hampton Roads all supported embattled House Speaker John Boehner's debt-reduction bill that cleared the House of Representatives on Friday.
Later in the evening, the Senate -- which earlier pronounced the bill dead...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 3:44 AM
State lawmakers turned their focus to the boundaries of Virginia's 11 congressional districts briefly Tuesday before heading home for a nearly two-week break.
The House of Delegates passed maps put forward by Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, early Tuesday,...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 6:50 AM
Representative Scott Rigell’s vote to end Medicare by supporting the Republican budget, [H Con. Res. 34, Vote #277, 4/15/11] will also immediately increase prescription drug costs for 5,200 seniors in his 2nd Congressional district according to a...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:39 AM
NASA opened the first of six new buildings planned at Langley Research Center on Friday, part of a $330 million effort to modernize the space agency's oldest campus.
"It is a like a new child," Langley Director Lesa Roe said during a ribbon-cutting...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Days after Virginia’s U.S. senators made an appeal to open the state’s coast to offshore drilling, Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, said he will introduce House legislation asking for the same.
Speaking from his Washington office, the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Scott Rigell said he feels a “moral obligation” to improve the Chesapeake Bay’s water quality for future generations. He also said he feels a duty to make sure the United States isn’t saddled with long-term debt.
So what’s a...