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    Virginia GOP leaders demand apology, more from Lind
    Mon., Apr. 14 | 01:05 PM - Republican leaders in the House of Delegates are pressing for an apology from fellow conservative Howie Lind over a Lind attack ad against Del. Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary race.
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    Virginia AG files brief supporting gay marriage
    Mon., Apr. 14 | 07:57 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Same-sex couples have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia's attorney general said Friday.
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    Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP
    Fri., Apr. 18 | 02:38 PM - WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.
     > Briefs / Government / Politics /
    Leesburg Town Council weighs in on state budget
    Wed., Apr. 16 | 03:00 PM - The Leesburg Town Council has become the most recent local body to offer its opinion on the state budget issue, passing a resolution April 8 urging the expansion of Medicaid to help pass the budget.
     > Briefs / Government / Politics / Western Loudoun / Leesburg /
    Fired North Carolina Democratic Party director hired in Va.
    Wed., Apr. 16 | 08:35 AM - Robert Dempsey will run the day-to-day operations, party spokeswoman Ashley Bauman said Monday.
     > Briefs / Politics /

    Both chambers of the General Assembly left Richmond Tuesday with no set plans to return and resume work on a budget.

    Va. Senate passes budget with expanded Medicaid
    Thu., Apr. 10 | 03:17 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Senate approved its version of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats pointed fingers over who is responsible for a potential state government shutdown.
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    McAuliffe signs slew of bills
    Tue., Apr. 8 | 12:01 PM - Monday was the deadline for signing most of the bills passed during the 2014 legislative session, and McAuliffe has already signed several hundred into law
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    Democratic congressional candidate, Foust, lands in Loudoun
    Tue., Apr. 8 | 09:29 AM - A Fairfax County supervisor, Foust has hit the trail with force in early 2014 in hopes of establishing name-recognition in a district that hasn't voted in a Democrat since 1978.
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    Obama signs cancer research bill in memory of Gabriella Miller
    Mon., Apr. 7 | 10:11 AM - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama.
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    Va. Senate holds budget hearings
    Thu., Apr. 3 | 10:32 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Advocates for expanding Medicaid in Virginia revisited familiar arguments Tuesday at a lengthy public hearing over Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposed budget.
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    Del. Greason to constituent: How ‘intellectually lazy’ are you?
    Tue., Apr. 1 | 12:14 PM - State Del. Tag Greason, a leading Republican lawmaker and budget negotiator, shot off a testy email to a disagreeable constituent March 28, calling the Leisure World parent community resident “the problem."
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    UPDATED: Judge rules in Delgaudio’s favor in Colorado mailer case
    Tue., Apr. 1 | 10:34 AM - Public Advocate of the United States, which is designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group, funded flyers to voters of two Colorado state Senate races in 2012.
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    Loudoun state lawmakers—seven Republicans and two Democrats—were markedly courteous and civil during a chamber of commerce event March 27, despite fierce partisanship and rhetoric in Richmond and throughout the state lately. Times-Mirror Photo/Ben Hancock

    Despite Medicaid battle, Loudoun’s legislators gracious at chamber breakfast
    Fri., Mar. 28 | 11:36 AM - Nine of Loudoun's 10 state lawmakers took the stage Thursday at the Embassy Suites near Dulles for the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce's annual post-legislative session breakfast.
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    Warner has 15-point lead on Gillespie in poll
    Fri., Mar. 28 | 10:38 AM - The poll also found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who may run for president in 2016, is currently more popular among Virginia voters than several possible Republican presidential candidates.
     > Briefs / Government / Politics /
    UPDATED: Loudoun School Board member supports eliminating the U.S. Dept. of Education
    Thu., Mar. 27 | 10:10 AM - Loudoun County School Board member Bill Fox (Leesburg) believes the U.S. Department of Education should be eliminated or phased out, and Fox is endorsing a similar-minded candidate for Congress, the conservative firebrand state Del. Bob Marshall.
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