Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine has cast a vote supporting President Obama’s request to use military force in Syria.
Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee spent hours this week weighing classified intelligence about the Syrian regime while also discussing ways to tweak a new compromise authorization measure putting limits on the president’s initial request. Kaine says it’s in America’s interest to support the international ban on chemical weapons.
It turned out the bulls weren’t the most dangerous things at Virginia’s first Great Bull Run....and the state is issuing specialty license plates that show support for Governor McDonnell, but they’re not easy to get.
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While the nation reflects on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, a Virginia historian looks at the Commonwealth’s role in the civil rights movement and where it stands today.
Virginia may be best known for its Massive Resistance against school integration as the civil rights movement progressed. The Library of Virginia’s Gregg Kimball says King and some other civil rights leaders confronted racism with events like the March on Washington and bus boycotts.