Federal Government

Affordable Care Act
4:20 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Getting Insurance After Open Enrollment

When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment deadline of March 31st came and went, many people were left with the impression that they would have to go without health insurance if they missed that enrollment period.  

But while it can be hard to find, there are ways that people may still be able to get some type of coverage—but it involves turning over some stones.

 
The Commonwealth Institute’s Michael Cassidy says those who are eligible can still enroll in two programs.

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The Liberterian Candidate's Game Plan
4:54 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

The Sarvis for Senate Campaign

Robert Sarvis

While he didn't win the Virginia gubernatorial race last year, Libertarian Robert Sarvis pulled more than 6% of the vote—which is impressive for a third-party candidate--and enough for some to argue that he siphoned votes away from former Virginia GOP Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Now, fresh off that campaign, Sarvis is really trying to pull an upset and win the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Warner.

 

Sarvis says he's not delusional and knows the odds are against him, but he’s counting on voters who are tired of the two-party system.

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Facebook & Free Speech
4:41 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Case of Brandon Raub

Credit Photo Provided by United Truth Seekers

  A Virginia man is suing the F.B.I. and local police over his arrest for things he wrote on Facebook.  

It’s been nearly two years since 29-year-old Brandon Raub began posting things on his Facebook page – things that scared friends and the federal government.   Honorably discharged from the Marines after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Raub became convinced that  9/11 was a U.S. government conspiracy.  He wrote:

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Two-Year Fiscal Blueprint
9:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

VA Lawmakers React to President's Budget

The president’s newly unveiled budget is rekindling a debate at the U-S Capitol over the role of the government in people’s lives.

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Restoring Civility One Sip at a Time
2:46 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Bills & Brews

A Capitol Hill reporter has just launched a new project that aims to get lawmakers away from their usual scripts.  It all starts with a cold craft beer and a little distance from the hallowed halls of Congress.

Reporter Matt Laslo covers Congress for more than 40 NPR affiliate stations, including this one.  His new Bills and Brews online political show pairs politicians, craft beers, and conversation.

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