Federal Government

Health Insurance & Contraceptives
5:04 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Hobby Lobby Case Sparks Legislation

Most Virginia Democrats are pushing legislation to overturn last week's Supreme Court decision allowing some companies to deny contraception to employees.

Eleven years after Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act a slim majority of the Supreme Court used the law in its ruling that four contraceptives, including two versions of the morning after pill, don’t have to be covered by health insurance if they violate the religious faith of private business owners. Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine says that’s not how the Supreme Court is supposed to work.  

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General Assembly
8:05 am
Tue July 8, 2014

The VA General Assembly's Revolving Door

Credit virginiapublicradio.org

In June, four state lawmakers unexpectedly resigned their seats in the General Assembly. While legislative retirements are not unusual, four Democrats in one month calling it quits before their terms expire is not the norm—and left many to wonder why.  But, the answer may be as simple as timing and opportunity. 

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Government & Politics
2:51 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Accusing the DOJ of Partisan Politics

Credit Morgan Griffith's website

Virginia Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith is accusing the Justice Department of playing partisan politics by investigating a resignation that tilted power in the Virginia Senate. 

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Government & Politics
9:04 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Virginia Lawmakers Hoping to Regain Their Balance Following Cantor Loss

Now that Kevin McCarthy has been picked to replace Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader, Virginia lawmakers are strategizing on how to regain lost power for the commonwealth. 

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Is Immigration Reform Dead?
7:52 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Senator Tim Kaine on the Immigration Issue Following Cantor Ousting

Credit watchdog.org

When Congressman Eric Cantor lost his primary fight against a candidate who opposes  immigration reform, many pundits pronounced the issue dead, but one Virginia politician strongly disagrees.   

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