Despite criticism from gun-rights advocates and GOP legislative leaders, Governor McAuliffe is not retreating on a package of gun-control measures that he has proposed for the upcoming General Assembly session. McAuliffe says this was one of his campaign promises, so no one should be surprised.
Conservatives say the Governor is catering to the anti-gun agenda of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose Super PAC donated to his campaign. But McAuliffe says this is about keeping people safe.
With this wintry weather, many of us will be chowing down with a steaming bowl of hot soup. Pay a visit the nation’s capital though and you’ll find the signature soup of the United States Senate.
Not to be outdone by the Senate, the House instituted its own version of bean soup. The major difference between the two chambers’ bean soups is onions. The Senate iteration has them; the House version does not.
Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine is glad the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to authorize the war against the Islamic State but says now the full Senate needs to act.
The US military has dropped more than one thousand bombs or missiles in its campaign against ISIS, but Congress has yet to weigh in. Kaine's been pushing the administration to come to Congress for permission to conduct its air campaign and last week he helped the Foreign Relations Committee pass a military authorization. He says now the full Senate needs to act.
Sticking to his promise not to discuss or attack any other potential 2016 presidential candidate, former Democratic U.S. Senator Jim Webb did discuss where he believes the U.S. needs improvement—and where his own party has contributed to the dysfunction in Congress.
Webb says he's very concerned about the country—and the reason that he ran for Senate is the same reason he's considering running for president. He says U.S. national security and foreign policies have in many ways been on auto-pilot since 9-11. His other priorities include getting his party back on track.