| Feb 26, 2013
| 4:30 AM
It comes as no surprise that President Barack Obama will be joined on his visit to Newport News Shipbuilding by Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, a Democratic stalwart and the shipyard's congressman.
The second congressman in the presidential entourage is...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:30 PM
President Barack Obama made a late appeal for compromise to stave off across-the-board cuts Tuesday in a speech at Newport News Shipbuilding.
He called sequestration – the budgetary term for the cuts – an ugly word, and an even uglier...
| 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...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:39 PM
Virginia is set to hurl over a "fiscal cliff" on Jan. 1 if lawmakers in Washington cannot come up with a deal before then to stop nearly $500 billion in cuts in military spending put in place by last summer's deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Here are local reactions to today's U.S. Supreme Court5-4 ruling upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, said he "will continue to support limiting the federal government's reach."
"As this law...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 5:05 PM
— Willie Manning saw things at Iwo Jima he preferred not to discuss, and things stayed that way for about 60 years.
Then one day several years ago, he was convalescing at the Hampton VA Medical Center for a spinal cord injury and posted a photo...