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WASHINGTON — Virginia Sen. Mark Warner’s political legacy could be defined by how he navigates a high-stakes Senate investigation into Russian election meddling. As the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Warner is working to shepherd through a bipartisan Russia probe in a Congress that’s bitterly divided. That involves...
WASHINGTON — Virginia Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to reverse course on recent moves that could allow seismic airgun testing and offshore drilling off the East Coast.All nine Democrats in Virginia's U.S. congressional delegation — two senators and seven representatives — wrote a letter to Commerce Secretary...
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump implored Congress Tuesday to move past political gridlock in favor of bipartisan cooperation before he dug in on the border security fight that threatens to shut down the government yet again.“We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith...
WASHINGTON — Virginia Democratic U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton is just a few weeks into her new job, but she was already at the center of a heated partisan fight Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The freshman lawmaker introduced a resolution this week with a simple...
WASHINGTON — Some House Democrats are openly calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.Among them: Michigan freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who made waves the day she was sworn in for saying, “We're gonna go in there and we're going to impeach the motherf****r.” That same day, California Rep. Brad Sherman...
WASHINGTON — After the GOP’s trouncing in Virginia last November, Democrats and Republicans alike are declaring the long-purple state at least a light shade of blue. Virginia’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, sworn in last week, is the bluest it’s been since 1995, when the Republican Revolution swept...
WASHINGTON — The federal shutdown dragged into Day 19 on Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of affected Virginia residents unsure about when they’ll return to work or get their next paycheck. Partisan warfare continued in Washington the day after President Donald Trump’s primetime speech on what he called a “humanitarian...
WASHINGTON — Virginia Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are trying to ensure pensions and health care benefits for coal miners at risk of losing them. The senators last week introduced the American Miners Act of 2019 along with several of their Democratic colleagues. Their legislation aims to shore up...
Could ex-Virginia Sen. Jim Webb become President Donald Trump’s next defense secretary?The political nonconformist — who was President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of the Navy before he spent six years as a Democratic senator — is being considered to replace former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, The New York Times reported Thursday.Webb...