Government & Politics

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

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Democrats are hoping to make gun-control a central plank in this year’s elections, but Virginia Republicans say it’s a bad idea.

Associated Press

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s political career may be over. But his days raising money are not.

Associated Press

With today's Supreme Court ruling, many Virginia politicians are speaking up in support of the state's ex-Governor. But they're also thinking about what the ruling means for politics in the Commonwealth.

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are breathing a sigh of relief today, after the United States Supreme court threw our their convictions for corruption and conspiracy. 

A Tale of Two Governments

Jun 23, 2016
Associated Press

The sit-in launched by Democrats in the House of Representatives may be over, but the gridlock in Washington over the gun debate offers a stark contrast with what happened in Richmond earlier this year. That’s when leaders from opposing parties were able to craft a sweeping compromise on the issue.