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Northam, Perriello announce final Democratic primary debate

The campaigns of Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello are announcing the final Democratic gubernatorial primary debate.


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Podcast: Chris Graham talks UVA football hazing suit, presidential race

AFP editor Chris Graham talks UVA football hazing lawsuit, and looks back at the final presidential debate of the campaign season.


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Debate: The headlines, not surprisingly, are about Trump not accepting election results

Donald Trump, down big in the national polls, needed to score at least a knockdown, if not a knockout, in tonight’s presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.


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Podcast: Clinton endorsement, debate preview

AFP editor Chris Graham discusses the endorsement of Hillary Clinton, previews the final presidential debate and lays out a roadmap for the final three weeks of the 2016 campaign.


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Live blog: Coverage of the second presidential debate

AFP editor Chris Graham leads our live coverage of the second presidential debate of the 2016 general election cycle, set for 9 p.m. Sunday.


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Podcast: Chris Graham talks VMI football, presidential debate

AFP editor Chris Graham previews the VMI football game with East Tennessee, then turns his attention to the second presidential debate.


Libertarian Party: CPD shuts out millions of voters again

The Libertarian Party is raising issue with the Commission on Presidential Debates for its decision to exclude Gary Johnson from the second presidential debate.


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Podcast: How will the debate impact the polls?

AFP editor Chris Graham wraps the first 2016 presidential debate, offers thoughts on how the polls will register post-debate, how Donald Trump may respond to his poor performance, and the switches gears and talks UVA and VMI football.


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Winners, losers: Judging how Clinton, Trump, Holt fared on the debate stage

They’re saying 100 million people watched the first presidential debate Monday night. What did they see?


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Live Blog: The first 2016 presidential debate

AFP editor Chris Graham leads a live blog during the opening debate of the general election season with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.


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Hillary for Virginia to host official debate watch parties

Hillary for Virginia will host nine official debate watch parties at locations across the Commonwealth.


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First: Debate democracy

Twenty-one times during the presidential primaries, candidates took the stage to debate issues important to the American people.


Ken Plum: Virginia General Assembly session under way

The General Assembly convened for its annual session on January 14. Although the session scheduled to adjourn at the end of February is termed “the short session,” it will have a full agenda of opportunities and challenges.


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Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.


Taming the climate debate

The climate controversy is one of the world’s most important discussions. At stake are billions of dollars, countless jobs, and, if U.N. representatives who met in Peru are right, the fate of the global environment itself.


Mark Rush to direct Washington and Lee Center for Global Learning

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed the next director of W&L’s Center for Global Learning.


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Robert Hurt: Ensuring an open and transparent legislative process

Congress failed, once again, to follow an open and transparent legislative process and, instead, waited until the last minute to cobble together a massive 1600-page $1.1 trillion spending omnibus for the U.S. government.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Friday. The Redskins (3-10) play the New York Giants (4-9) in NFL action on Sunday.


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Use of force against ISIL provisions pass Senate Foreign Relations Committee

An Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIL, including key limitations on ground troops and duration advocated by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


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Robert Hurt explains no vote on budget bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against the government spending omnibus legislation adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives.


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Tim Kaine presses case for Senate ISIL vote

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine continued his months-long push for a meaningful, transparent debate and vote on an authorization for U.S. military action against ISIL.


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Source of mid-plate volcanoes may be much closer than scientists thought

A recent discovery challenges conventional thought that volcanoes are caused when plates that make up the planet’s crust shift and release heat.


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Kaine statement on Senate committee move to debate, vote on ISIL response

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez’s decision to hold a hearing on the U.S. mission against ISIL next Monday.


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Virginia Board of Health will reexamine politically-motivated regulations targeting abortion providers

Today, the Virginia Board of Health took an important step toward potentially revising politically-motivated regulations targeting the state’s abortion providers.


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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice, and freedom, everywhere

At the surface, the tensions over the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to indict cops who killed unarmed suspects in a pair of recent petty-crime cases have been directed at police.