Government & Politics

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

How Will Tim Kaine Perform Tonight?

Oct 4, 2016
AP Photo / Chuck Burton

Virginia’s Senator, and Democratic vice Presidential candidate, Tim Kaine will be in the national spotlight this evening, when he debates Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate. What kind of performance is Kaine expected to deliver?

Why Longwood?

Oct 3, 2016
AP Photo / Steve Helber

Thousands of people are descending on Farmville, Virginia – home to Longwood University, the site of Tuesday’s vice presidential debate.  Sandy Hausman looks at why the parties will face off at that little-known school.

U.S. Congress

Many young people are disconnected from school and work, a situation that some say can lead to a life of crime and prison. In Virginia Beach, for example, 20 percent of blacks age 16 to 24 are not in school and have no job. Now one Virginia congressman has a very expensive solution.

Democrats need to win thirty seats to regain control of the U.S. House, and to do that they must record some upsets on November 8th.  That could happen in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District where Tom Periello was elected in 2008.

New Poll Shows Clinton Leads Among Virginia Voters

Sep 26, 2016
The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy / Christopher Newport University

Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump here in Virginia, according to a new poll from Christopher Newport University.

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