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  • Election results likely to decide the sequestration debate

    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. A...
  • Hampton Roads reacts to Supreme Court's decision to uphold health-care law

    Hampton Roads reacts to Supreme Court's decision to uphold health-care law
    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...
  • Election 2012: Democrats, Republicans offer clear choice on taxes

     Election 2012: Democrats, Republicans offer clear choice on taxes
    At the center of the fall campaigns, from the presidential race on down, is whether to extend all or some of President George W. Bush's temporary tax cuts which are set to expire at the end of the year. President Barack Obama wants the Bush-tax cuts to...
  • 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...
  • Re-election the top priority?

    Members of Congress are more interested in winning reelection than in removing before then the budget "sequestration" knife that threatens to lop 10 percent off 2,500 defense programs starting Jan. 2. That was the signal that lawmakers sent at a House...
  • Rep. Scott taking VA gun control activist to State of the Union

    U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport news, has invited Virginia gun control activist Lori Haas to be his guest at President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Tuesday. Haas, whose daughter Emily was shot but survived the 2007 Virginia...
  • 4th District: Forbes pushes for defense

    U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes was the newest member of Congress on Sept. 11, 2001, having just won a special election. Since then, the 4th District congressman has spent much of his time in office shaping the United States' ability to respond to the terrorist...
  • Social media wrap: Watching Newt Gingrich – No Mickey-ing about here

     
    Former House speaker gains media exposure with a watch from DisneyWorld. His social networking moves, however, give clearer clues of his political intentions....
  • Gates: Close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk

    Gates: Close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he intends to close Norfolk-based Joint Forces Command over the next year, sending a shudder through the military and business communities in Hampton Roads. In a press conference, a tough-talking Gates...
  • Health-care TV ad wars underway

     
    by Mark Silva In the roiling mix of political crosswinds that may come to characterize the 2009-2010 elections -- in which a Republican quit one congressional race to campaign for the winning Democrat, and in which the president's party was......
  • Hundreds gather to remember soldier

    Saturday's memorial service began somberly as mourners filled the chapel during the rainy morning. The chaplain acknowledged the passing of the five other soldiers in the explosion in Iraq that killed Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Dozier of Chesapeake....
  • Bills give landing field foes more power

    Two local congressmen have introduced legislative amendments that would give more teeth to opposition to the Navy's proposed outlying landing field. A measure by Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R- Chesapeake, would allow each county being considered for the...