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Supreme Court begins new term Monday

Supreme Court begins new term MondayMore than three dozen appeals are already on the docket
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Supreme Court term starts slow but could 'explode'

Supreme Court term starts slow but could 'explode'The Supreme Court opens for business Monday in what aptly could be called a tale of two terms.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
News

McAuliffe aide: Used poor judgment in offering job to senator's daughter

McAuliffe aide: Used poor judgment in offering job to senator's daughterAn aide to Gov. Terry McAuliffe expressed regret after reports revealed that he offered a job to an outgoing state senator's daughter to try to get the senator to stay.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

DC mayoral candidate attends first Nationals game

DC mayoral candidate attends first Nationals gameDistrict of Columbia mayoral candidate David Catania is attending his first Washington Nationals game.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
News

DC mayoral candidates debate Thursday night

DC mayoral candidates debate Thursday nightThe three candidates vying to be D.C.'s next mayor face off Thursday night in the race's second debate.
  • News
  • 3 weeks ago
Nation

Vice President Joe Biden talks about jobs in America

Vice President Joe Biden talks about jobs in AmericaVice President Joe Biden sits down with Andrea McCarren to talk about jobs in the U.S.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Obama uses Reagan election rhetoric: Are you better off?

Obama uses Reagan election rhetoric: Are you better off?Ronald Reagan's famous election-year question -- "are you better off now than you were four years ago?" -- lives on.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Ex-congressman James Traficant dies at 73

Ex-congressman James Traficant dies at 73James Traficant, the Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes got him expelled from Congress died Saturday.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
News

Kansas senator quits Eisenhower Memorial project

Kansas senator quits Eisenhower Memorial projectKansas Sen. Jerry Moran has resigned from the Eisenhower Memorial Commission after serving for 13 years as one of the original lawmakers overseeing the effort
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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Foust, Comstock square off in congressional debate

Foust, Comstock square off in congressional debateDemocrat John Foust and Republican Barbara Comstock are scheduled to meet in a debate in their race to represent parts of northern Virginia in Congress.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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Va. speaker blocks approval of Dem appointments

Va. speaker blocks approval of Dem appointmentsRepublican Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell says he's blocking the appointments of three recently resigned Democratic state lawmakers who took new jobs in state government.
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  • 1 month ago
Herndon

Battleground Virginia: Warner vs. Gillespie

Battleground Virginia: Warner vs. GillespieWUSA9's Derek McGinty had the opportunity to moderate a forum between the two candidates hosted by WUSA9 and four local Chambers of Commerce Friday.
  • Herndon
  • 1 month ago
DC News

American University hosts the first DC Mayoral debate

American University hosts the first DC Mayoral debateThursday night is the first debate in the race for D.C. Mayor.
  • DC News
  • 1 month ago
Local

Va. attorney general sues major banks for $1.1B

Va. attorney general sues major banks for $1.1BVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuanaVoters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia will weigh in on ballot measures that would emulate Colorado and Washington by legalizing recreational use of pot by adults
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Girl hopes for Beyonce — gets Obama

Girl hopes for Beyonce — gets ObamaWhen a 6th grader was told she'd be meeting someone important she hoped it would be Beyonce, but it was the President.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

DC to hold lottery for ballot position

DC to hold lottery for ballot positionThe D.C. Board of Elections will hold a lottery on Friday to determine the order of names on the ballot.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violenceSixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumorToronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
VA News

Va. gov proposes limited health care expansion

Va. gov proposes limited health care expansionVirginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to expand public health care to 20,000 mentally ill adult residents.
  • VA News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

McDonnell trial juror: verdict difficult but facts clear

McDonnell trial juror: verdict difficult but facts clearA juror who convicted former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen speaks to WUSA9.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Bob McDonnell, wife found guilty of corruption

Bob McDonnell, wife found guilty of corruptionFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were found guilty of multiple counts involving corruption.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

WATCH: Jury reaches verdict in McDonnell corruption trial

WATCH: Jury reaches verdict in McDonnell corruption trialThe jury has reached a verdict in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
VA News

Jury deliberations continue in McDonnell trial

Jury deliberations continue in McDonnell trialThe jury is now deliberating in the federal corruption case against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife.
  • VA News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Military

White House pushes for lower pay raise for troops in 2015

White House pushes for lower pay raise for troops in 2015President Obama formally notified Congress that he wants to cap next year's military basic pay raise at 1 percent, unless Congress comes up with an alternative mandate.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
News

Closing arguments end in McDonnell corruption trial

Closing arguments end in McDonnell corruption trialClosing arguments ended Friday evening in the McDonnell federal corruption trial. Jury instructions will begin Tuesday.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

PHOTOS: McDonnell federal corruption trial

PHOTOS: McDonnell federal corruption trialRICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 26: Rev. Wayne Ball (C) of St. Patrick's Catholic Church accompanies former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell as they leave the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia August 26, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. McDonnell and his...
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago