Government & Politics

Fundraisers, Parades & Parties
4:21 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

This Month's Inaugural Events

Richmond leaders are rolling out the red carpet for the inauguration on January 11th and the events leading up to it.

The inauguration itself will have lots of security, including the Secret Service, for the "dignitaries" expected to attend—which organizers are being very tight-lipped about.

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones says events will be held throughout Virginia, but mostly the Capitol City. Many are open to the public and will include fundraisers, parades, and balls in several locations.

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Controlling the House
1:41 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Political Playbook

In 2013 national Democrats took note of Terry McAulife's win in Virginia's gubernatorial race. They're hoping to use that 'Virginia model' to win nationally in the 20-14 midterms, and they're trying to make their case with one Virginia Republican in particular.

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A Retrospective - Part 3
9:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Ken Cuccinelli: Eleven Years of Public Service

He came within roughly two points of winning the Governor’s election, but Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will soon leave public service for the first time in 11 years.  While critics might disagree, he says he sought to defend state laws, fight for public safety and consumers, and push back against government overreach. 

In this final part of our retrospective series, a look at some of the initiatives that Cuccinelli believes will impact the Commonwealth long after he leaves office.
 

Cuccinelli says voter approval of limits to eminent domain was significant.

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A Retrospective - Part 2
6:15 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Bob McDonnell: Examining the Last Four Years

His campaign promise was “Bob’s for Jobs.” Now, 1300 economic development deals and 173-thousand net new jobs later, Governor McDonnell says economic issues were indeed his administration’s priority. But he also tackled homelessness and restored rights to more felons than any governor in state history.

In Part 2 of our retrospective series on the outgoing statewide officials, we take a brief look at McDonnell’s four years as the Commonwealth’s chief executive.

    

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Buckle Up for 2014
11:06 am
Mon December 30, 2013

2013: The Year in Congress

This wasn’t a pretty year in Washington and Virginia lawmakers are as upset about it as voters.

Ask any lawmaker and they understand why Congress hit new lows in public approval during 2013.
But there’s bipartisan agreement on at least one thing in Washington. Virginia Republican Scott Rigell agrees it was a frustrating year.

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