Lawmakers Prepare Resolution Against Obama Over Bergdahl Release
A deal is near from both sides of the political aisle on a resolution directed at President Barack Obama's deal to release Taliban prisoners housed at Guantanamo in exchange for Sgt.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Rep. Rigell to challenge Bergdahl release
Some members of Congress believe President Obama broke the law when he made the deal to exchange five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan.
The Wall Street Journal
Paul Ryan Gains Support From Rigell for Poverty Plan
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan won key backing for his n ew proposal to overhaul anti-poverty programs when Rep. Scott Rigell offered his endorsement.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Stars and Stripes
USS Monitor lab reopens
The Mariners' Museum reopened its giant USS Monitor conservation lab this week after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - which administers the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary - agreed to provide a one-year funding allocation of $200,000.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Virginia delegation pushes Air Force to add jobs at Langley AFB
Virginia's U.S. Senators and the Hampton Roads Congressional delegation are pushing the Air Force to bring the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
Rep. Scott tells council about 2014 state government - Monroe Monitor
State Representative Elizabeth Scott and two young assistants, both of Monroe, demonstrate growth in government spending.
The Washington Post
McDonnells' finances take center stage at hearing
Federal prosecutors exploring the allegedly corrupt dealings of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell asked witnesses called before a grand jury whether he and his wife were financially "desperate," suggesting that they believed money woes motivated the couple to use the power of the governor's office to enrich themselves, a McDonnell ... (more)
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Roy Exum: Tracy's Idiotic Blunder
It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of Rep. Scott DesJarlais, the repugnant Congressman from Tennessee's 4th District, but Jim Tracy sure didn't do himself any favors when the state senator took the Jasper physician to task for past indiscretions in a tawdry mailer that was just mass-mailed to voters.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
GOP candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner agree: Competition will bring better coverage
Five candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner are fighting for the Republican nomination, but they all agree: Get more insurance companies to come to Kansas and compete for business, and Kansans will get cheaper and fairer coverage.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Big 2014 for incumbents so far
Writing in "Sabato's Crystal Ball," Kyle Kondik of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics says 273 of the 275 House incumbents who sought re-election were renominated for their seats - as were all 18 Senate incumbents.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
U.S. Rep. Scott is sole unopposed Va.congressional candidate
Voters in every Virginia congressional election in November will have a choice except for one: U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott is unopposed in his bid for a 12th term, according to the state Department of Elections.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Honoring the American Experiment With a Bipartisan Call for Restraint on Iraq
There are many ways to express patriotism. Yet, there remains a common sense that the best expressions extend beyond ideology and partisanship to embrace the noblest ideals and deepest truths - of the American experiment.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Veterans and family recall Vietnam War in Va. Beach
Fred Behrens is decades removed from when he was a 23-year-old helicopter pilot in Vietnam, but the war is still with him.