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Tim Kaine statement on Senate passage of interim spending bill

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11, 2014 by a vote of 78-22.


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Robert Hurt votes no on President Obama’s proposal to train Syrian rebels

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against an amendment that would authorize training and arming Syrian rebels.


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Sen. Kaine introduces authorization of military force against ISIL

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, will introduce a narrow and specific authorization for use of military force against ISIL.


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Robert Hurt: We must work together to combat the threat of ISIL

On Wednesday, the President addressed our nation regarding the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


Robert Sarvis calls for congressional authorization on ISIS

Following President Barack Obama’s televised address regarding military action against ISIS, Robert Sarvis, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement.


Peace Action responds to Obama’s ISIL plan

In response to President Obama’s speech on dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Peace Action, the largest peace group in the U.S. made the following statements.


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Remarks of President Obama on military action with ISIL

My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.


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Press Conference: President Obama at NATO Summit

Remarks from President Obama at a press conference at the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, on Friday, Sept. 5.


Robert Sarvis: Obama needs to do more than ‘come to Congress’ with ISIS plan

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement regarding proposed American responses to Islamic State militant terrorists in Iraq and Syria.


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Sen. Mark Warner on the need for a clear strategy to destroy ISIL

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released this statement today calling on the Obama Administration to articulate a political and military strategy to eliminate the threats posed by ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria:


Robert Sarvis tells Dems, Republicans alike how it is

Robert Sarvis ran for governor in Virginia as the Libertarian Party nominee in 2013, and despite barely registering a peep in the discourse of the campaign with all the attention on Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli, he still received 6.5 percent of the statewide vote.


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Mark Warner on the issues

Statements from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on his visit to Buena Vista on Monday on student debt, the V-A scandal and Iraq.


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Statement from U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine on expanded military operations against ISIL

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on expanded U.S. military operations against ISIL.


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Chris Graham: America as police state

The police response in Ferguson has not yet reached its nadir; that much is painfully obvious after watching the live news reports Monday night.


Chris Graham: Trolls

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late comic actor Robin Williams, who died this week by suicide, is deleting her Twitter and Instagram accounts, maybe forever, because of trolls who insisted on using those media to send her photos of a corpse from a Spanish morgue taken in 2012 and insisting it was her father.


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Sen. Tim Kaine statement on situation in Iraq

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on political developments in Iraq and U.S. military action.


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President Obama on economy, international situations, more at Dem event

Remarks at a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee event in Tisbury, Mass., from President Barack Obama on the economy, international situations and more.


Analysis: What does U.S. have to gain, lose in Gaza?

The first rule of wars on terror: you can’t win a war on terror. Though as we’re seeing yet again in Gaza, it’s not that the aim of a war on terror is to win the war on terror.


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Warner meets with Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) met with the President’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department today and emphasized two Virginia-based initiatives that would help transform operations at the embattled agency.


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AAA: Gas prices in mid-summer slide

As predicted by AAA, the retail price at the gas pump continued to tick lower following the Independence Day holiday due primarily to lower crude oil costs as the situation stabilizes in Iraq.


Meet with Marietta McCarty: Upcoming events

Join author Marietta McCarty for a leisurely lunch featuring specially prepared Middle Eastern food to toast the chapter set in Iraq in The Philosopher’s Table.


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Fourth of July gas prices highest in six years

Although the national average price of gas has remained relatively steady as we approach the Fourth of July holiday, prices at the pump remain at a six-year high for this time of year.


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Report: The impact of fuel taxes on Virginia, Maryland, D.C.

Last year, lawmakers in Virginia made history by altering the state fuel tax rate formula. In a rejection of traditional transportation funding, Virginia became the first state to eliminate the conventional cents-per-gallon (cpg) fuel tax,and the District of Columbia followed suit.


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AAA: Gas prices highest in six years

As we approach the end of the first full month of the 2014 summer driving season, the national price for regular unleaded gas is $3.68 per gallon, which is the highest price for early summer in six years (prices topped $4 per gallon in July 2008).


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Iraq civil war fuels higher gas prices

The Iraq civil war is fueling higher pump prices in the U.S. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline rose to $3.68 per gallon Friday, up three cents from one week ago.


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s Iraq announcement

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement on Iraq today.


Here we go again: Iraq is a threat to the United States?

The civil war that is breaking out in Iraq cannot be confined to Iraq, the implication being that, as in 2002, in the runup to the disaster that was our first war in Iraq, yeah, we need to spend another trillion dollars, countless young lives and the rest.


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Kaine intrpduces Senate resolution to honor post-9/11 vets

A bipartisan Senate resolution will encourage American communities to plan activities for Veterans Day 2014 to honor all post-9/11 veterans.


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Gas prices expected to tick up with July 4 holiday approaching

Motorists across the country will likely need to reach further down into their wallets to fill their thirsty tanks as the threat of rising gas prices are on the horizon; just in time for the upcoming July 4 holiday travel weekend.


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AAA: Iraq crisis could push gas prices up

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the modern self-serve fueling station with the national average price for regular unleaded gas dropping a penny from last week to $3.65 per gallon.


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Tim Kaine statement on Iraq

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s comments on Iraq earlier today.


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President Obama statement on Iraq

Yesterday, I convened a meeting with my National Security Council to discuss the situation in Iraq, and this morning I received an update from my team. Over the last several days, we’ve seen significant gains made by ISIL, a terrorist organization that operates in both Iraq and in Syria.


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Tim Kaine statement on situation in Iraq

After a classified Armed Services Committee briefing today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued a statement on the situation in Iraq.


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Chris Graham: Declaring war on Bowe Bergdahl

The nonsense over Bowe Bergdahl, who Republicans for years wanted President Obama to do something to free from his Taliban captors, then cried foul over when Obama actually did, says a lot about where our national discourse is right now.


Allen Tasslimi: Why Tehran’s media broke the MEK taboo

Iran’s mass media are tightly controlled by the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence. This includes 16 nation-wide and 34 provincial TV channels, in addition to 10 satellite channels with a global reach.