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  • Voters will decide thrust of economic policy going forward

    As the national economy struggles to find solid footing following the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, candidates for federal office, from the presidential race down to the local congressional races, are locked in a philosophical...
  • Local U.S. Reps. Rigell, Scott look to restore Military Tuition Assistance grants

    In the wake of the sequestration cuts going into effect March 1, all branches of the U.S. military accept the U.S. Navy have suspended their Tuition Assistance grant program for active duty service members as a cost saving measure. Local U.S. Reps....
  • Rigell to travel with president during shipyard visit

    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...
  • Obama: Sequestration demands a compromise

    Obama: Sequestration demands a compromise
    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...
  • Gun control group says poll shows most voters in VA 2nd Congressional Dist. favor mandatory background checks

    A poll released Tuesday by the gun-control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns showed that voters in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District favor mandatory background checks for all firearms purchases. When asked, "Do you favor or oppose requiring...
  • House passes bill shielding shipbuilding from deep cuts

    House passes bill shielding shipbuilding from deep cuts
    A bill that shelters a string of shipbuilding programs from budget cuts breezed through the House Wednesday as a Republican majority was joined by more than 50 Democrats. The $982 billion bill would keep the government going through the end of the year,...
  • Suspicious powder found inside letters to two Virginia congressmen

    Suspicious powder found inside letters to two Virginia congressmen
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Officials say the offices of two Virginia congressmen received letters with a suspicious powder inside, though the material does not appear to be hazardous. Virginia Beach Fire Battalion Chief Tim Riley says the substance...
  • Suspicious letters sent to Virginia congressmen pose no threat

    Suspicious letters sent to Virginia congressmen pose no threat
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Officials say suspicious letters sent to two Virginia congressmen on Friday were harmless and were sent by the same person, who is cooperating with police. Authorities reported Friday that letters containing a white, powder...
  • Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services

    Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services
    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...
  • Members of VA Congressional delegation unite against sequestration cuts

    Nine of Virginia's 13 members of Congress sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Friday expressing their unified support of averting the arbitrary sequestration cuts...
  • Army wants state to buy portions of Fort Monroe

    Army wants state to buy portions of Fort Monroe
    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...
  • U.S. Rep. Rigell named to House Budget Committee

    U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, will serve on the House of Representatives Budget Committee in the 113th Congress. Rigell, who was sworn in for his second term in the House Thursday, was an outspoken advocate as a freshman for increasing revenue...