Government & Politics

An in-depth look at the issues and policies of our government from the local, state and national levels.

Associated Press

Virginia’s governor ignited a small firestorm at the Democratic National Convention when he told a reporter that Hillary Clinton would support the Trans Pacific Trade agreement (TPP). Terry McAuliffe said Clinton would insist on some changes to address the concerns of supporters of Bernie Sanders, but she had earlier said she’d oppose the deal.

Tim Kaine's Position on Open Government

Jul 27, 2016
Associated Press

Now that Senator Tim Kaine has joined the presidential ticket, his long public career is receiving new scrutiny. One aspect of that career is Kaine’s record on open government. 

A Glimpse into Tim Kaine's Political Past

Jul 26, 2016
Associated Press

This week, Democrats will be introduced to Senator Tim Kaine at the convention in Philadelphia. But Kaine has a long history here in Virginia dating back to his days as a famous trial lawyer in Richmond. Michael Pope has this look at Kaine’s rise to the national party ticket.

Associated Press

Trump Supporters 

Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence attracted an overflow crowd to the Hotel Roanoke and Convention Center Monday for their first campaign stop after the Republican National Convention last week. The event attracted people from both sides of the debate over the Republican presidential nominee.

Associated Press

Virginia is playing a big role in this year's Democratic National Convention, which got underway today in Philadelphia.