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Rep. Comstock visits Israel, stresses opposition to Iran deal

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock says an August trip to Israel with dozens of her congressional colleagues reaffirmed her decision to oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

Bob McDonnell’s freedom bid on hold until prosecutors respond

The U.S. Supreme Court will receive written arguments from federal prosecutors before deciding whether former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell must go to prison while he appeals his corruption convictions, Chief Justice John Roberts said in an order Monday.

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Report: Video shows raid of Dimitri Kesari’s home in Hamilton

There’s a new development in the tale of Hamilton Town Councilman Dimitri Kesari, who earlier this month was indicted on federal election and campaign finance charges.

Alumna Julianne Moore seeks name change for Northern Va. high school

Actress Julianne Moore and Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen want a new name for their old high school in northern Virginia, named for a Confederate general.

Virginia GOP may require presidential hopefuls to support eventual nominee

Republican candidate Donald Trump, who leads the packed field of candidates in virtually every major poll, has refused to commit to supporting the nominee if he doesn’t secure the nomination.

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‘No Red Hill Tower’ group targets five Loudoun supervisors

A single-issue advocacy group is calling out five Loudoun supervisors who voted to allow a nearly 200-feet-tall water tower near the rural policy area close to the Brambleton and Willowsford communities.

Dominion’s donations partially subsidized by its customers

Virginia residents have been billed tens of thousands of dollars to pay for donations the state's most powerful electricity company has made to politically connected charities, according to company records obtained by The Associated Press.

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Court denies Bob McDonnell’s request to remain free during appeal

His legal options running out, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday turned to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that he be allowed to stay out of prison while he makes his final appeal on public corruption convictions.

Panel recommends narrowing Virginia open records exemption

The exemption allows the governor, city managers and county administrators to withhold the documents, known as working papers, along with their correspondence.

Va. newspaper presses circuit court clerks for more access; Loudoun clerk weighs in

Most court clerks in Virginia oppose releasing an expanded set of public records that have shown sentencing disparity based on race and low rates of prosecution of sexual assaults in Virginia.

McAuliffe plans to reappoint high court pick

Nineteen Democrats and one Republican in the Virginia Senate voted Monday afternoon to reject the GOP-led House of Delegates' pick for the state Supreme Court, further straining and politicizing the relationship between Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Contentious General Assembly special session on redistricting ahead

State lawmakers returned to the Capitol today for what's expected to be a contentious fight over congressional redistricting and a Virginia Supreme Court appointment.

Former Gov. McDonnell asks to remain free during appeal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to allow him to remain free while he appeals his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Winners and losers in Obama’s new plan to limit greenhouse gas

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked.

State Sen. Dick Black (R), left, and former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli spoke at an Americans for Prosperity rally at the Dulles Marriott Aug. 11. Facebook/Dick Black for State Senate

Sen. Dick Black rips ‘global warming theology’ and EPA’s ‘Bolshevik communists’

Along with former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Sen. Dick Black pilloried the EPA, likening its employees to “Bolshevik communists.”
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