INSIDE THE BELTWAY

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...
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from auto emissions to food stamp access. With the November presidential election approaching, the administration is widely expected to make a push to wrap up pending regulations early...