Federal Government

Warner & Gillespie
12:13 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Second U.S. Senate Debate

The debate before the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner and his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, faced off in their second debate of the campaign season—this time before the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. 

Both candidates agreed that both houses of Congress should be called back into session to authorize President Obama’s use of force against the “ISIS” terrorist movement that’s penetrated Iraq and Syria. And both men said they support an “all-of-the-above” national energy policy that includes offshore drilling and authorization of the Keystone pipeline.

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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned
7:40 am
Tue October 7, 2014

VA Same-Sex Couples Embrace State Marriage Recognition

Attorney General Mark Herring Plaintiffs Carol Schall and Mary Townley Celebrate the Court Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is already having an impact.

The 4th Circuit issued its mandate early Monday afternoon, and same-sex couples began lining up at local courthouses to get married.

One of the couples who successfully sued to overturn the state Constitution’s marriage provision renewed the vows that they had first taken in another state. 

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Legal at 1:00 p.m.
12:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Same Sex Marriages in Virginia Begin Today

The U-S Supreme Court has cleared the way for immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by turning away appeals from Virginia and four other states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions.

The justices made their ruling without comment.

Now, the Richmond-based federal appeals court say its ruling authorizing same-sex marriages in Virginia will take effect this afternoon at 1:00.

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Virginia U.S. Senate Race
8:45 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Much Discussion as the Gillespie and Warner Race Heats Up

Credit Associated Press

It’s roughly a month before Virginians must decide whether to rehire Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner, or choose someone new. During a forum where seniors had an opportunity to interact with Warner's leading opponent, Republican Ed Gillespie, the questions weren't focused on retirement and senior care. Instead, they addressed hot-button issues such as immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act, and strengthening the military. 

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Government & Politics
8:22 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

VA House Member Criticizes Secret Service in Wake of White House Breaches

Northern Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly accuses the Secret Service of failing its duties long before an intruder was able to enter the White House. Capitol Hill reporter Matt Laslo has the story on how Connolly says a previous incident should have barred the intruder from ever getting that close…  

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