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Obama seeks to put Alaska refuge off limits to drilling

Obama seeks to put Alaska refuge off limits to drillingPresident Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area.
  • DC News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Sarah Palin hints at 2016 run for president

Sarah Palin hints at 2016 run for presidentSarah Palin delivered a long, scattershot address to the conservative crowd at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Trump: 'I would've won the race against President Obama'

Trump: 'I would've won the race against President Obama'Donald Trump is aggressively pushing himself back onto the Iowa stage as presidential material.
  • News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Capitol Hill

GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble

GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumbleRepublicans have muscled legislation through the House tightening federal restrictions on abortions, as thousands of abortion foes staged their annual protest march just down the street.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Va. Senate committee passes phys ed requirement for K-5

Va. Senate committee passes phys ed requirement for K-5The Virginia Senate Committee on Education and Health passed a bill that would require twenty minute of physical activity/day in kindergarten through 5th grades
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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NTSB: Anomalies in Metro's ventilation system

NTSB: Anomalies in Metro's ventilation systemAnomalies in Metro's ventilation system may have caused the deadly smoke incident on a Yellow Line train earlier this month, according to NTSB.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
VA News

Va. lawmaker Joe Morrissey indicted for perjury, forged record

Va. lawmaker Joe Morrissey indicted for perjury, forged recordVirginia lawmaker Joe Morrissey has been indicted on four new felony counts, according to WTVR reporter Joe St. George.
  • VA News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Nation Now

Bartender accused of plan to poison Boehner

Bartender accused of plan to poison BoehnerThe suspect is being held for a court-ordered mental treatment.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline

House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipelineThe House has overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline despite a veto threat from the White House.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retireDemocratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California says she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term in office.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell to file notice of appeal

Ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell to file notice of appealLawyers for Robert F. McDonnell are expected to file a notice of appeal Wednesday, according to attorney Hank Asbill.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

PHOTOS: McDonnell federal corruption trial

PHOTOS: McDonnell federal corruption trialFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, hugs his daughters Cailin Young, left, and Jeanine McDonnell Zubowsky, right, after speaking outside federal court in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. McDonnell was sentenced to two years prison and two years probation...
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell sentenced to two years in prison

Ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell sentenced to two years in prisonFormer Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will be sentenced in federal court Tuesday morning
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Bob McDonnell wants bond pending appeal

Bob McDonnell wants bond pending appealAttorneys for Robert F. McDonnell have filed a motion asking that the former governor be granted bond pending an appeal.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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McDonnell supporters write letters to judge before sentencing

McDonnell supporters write letters to judge before sentencingBob McDonnell's friends and family have written letters of support ahead of the former governor's sentencing.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Nation

Reid out of hospital after breaking ribs, facial bones

Reid out of hospital after breaking ribs, facial bonesSenate Democratic leader Harry Reid is in a Las Vegas hospital following injuries sustained while exercising at home.
  • Nation
  • 2 months ago
Local

Mayor Gray signs bill to fund DC United soccer stadium

Mayor Gray signs bill to fund DC United soccer stadiumWith just days left in his term, outgoing D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed several bills into law.
  • Local
  • 2 months ago
News

Kevin Sullivan gains support for Morrissey seat in Va.

Kevin Sullivan gains support for Morrissey seat in Va.The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is endorsing Democrat Kevin Sullivan for the 74th House District seat being vacated by Joe Morrissey.
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  • 2 months ago
News

House Majority Whip talked to White Supremacist group in 2002

House Majority Whip talked to White Supremacist group in 2002One of the most powerful Republicans on Capitol Hill confirms he once spoke to a White Supremacist group.
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  • 2 months ago
Politics

Kissinger to Tea Leoni, Capital Download's highlights

Kissinger to Tea Leoni, Capital Download's highlightsSo are you running for president? That and other Capital Download highlights of 2014
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Va. Gov. McAuliffe announces administration appointments

Va. Gov. McAuliffe announces administration appointmentsVirginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration Friday.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Dem. nominating committee to hold caucus regarding Morrissey seat

Dem. nominating committee to hold caucus regarding Morrissey seatMembers of the 74th House District Democratic Nominating Committee say they will hold a firehouse primary next week regarding the special election following Del. Joseph Morrissey's resignation.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Tommy Wells named head of environment dept. for Bowser administration

Tommy Wells named head of environment dept. for Bowser administrationOutgoing District of Columbia council member Tommy Wells has a new role.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
News

Va. Del. Morrissey: resigning after teen sex case but will run for seat

Va. Del. Morrissey: resigning after teen sex case but will run for seatDel. Joseph D. Morrissey sent a letter Thursday to the House speaker saying he will resign, effective Jan. 13.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Secretary of State Kerry statement on Cuba policy changes

Secretary of State Kerry statement on Cuba policy changes"For five and a half decades since, our policy toward Cuba has remained virtually frozen, and done little to promote a prosperous, democratic and stable Cuba."
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell could get at least 10 years

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell could get at least 10 yearsFormer Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell could spend at least 10 years in prison.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
News

Senate committee focuses on law enforcement in college sexual assault cases

Senate committee focuses on law enforcement in college sexual assault casesThe problem has received much more national attention after Rolling Stone published a report about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago