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Webb, Gilmore, Cantor, Cuccinelli: The pols Virginia wants to forget

Remember ol’ Jim Webb, Jim Gilmore, Eric Cantor, Ken Cuccinelli? Of course you do; you once voted them into public office.


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Jim Webb rules out independent run for president

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb couldn’t make headway in his brief bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.


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Jim Webb takes another step toward possible independent run for president

Jim Webb barely made a ripple in the presidential waters during his brief run for the Democratic Party nomination.


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What’s next for Jim Webb? For sure, not another long-shot presidential race

Jim Webb dropped out of the Democratic Party presidential race this week, and said he is considering a run for president as an independent. Don’t count on that happening.


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It’s official: Jim Webb drops out of Democratic Party presidential race

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb is officially out of the Democratic Party presidential race, still leaving open the possibility that he would make what would be a difficult run for president as an independent candidate.


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Jim Webb considering independent run for president

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb is reportedly considering a run for president as an independent. The Webb campaign said in a statement that Webb will hold a news conference on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington.


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Jim Webb critical of CNN, Anderson Cooper for handling of presidential debate

Jim Webb had to fight for the right to talk during Tuesday’s CNN Democratic Party presidential debate, and in doing so has been pilloried in the media for supposedly wasting his time to point out that he was getting shafted.


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#DemDebate: Stick a fork in Jim Webb

Jim Webb has a lot to offer. It won’t be as a long-shot presidential candidate.


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Jim Webb: U.S. needs to be careful with Syrian refugees

The Obama administration has signaled a willingness to have the United States take in more refugees from the crisis in Syria. Democratic Party presidential hopeful Jim Webb is throwing up the caution sign.


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MSNBC piece questions Jim Webb commitment to Democratic Party presidential race

An MSNBC piece published Wednesday raised questions about the commitment of former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb to the 2016 Democratic Party presidential race.


Poll: Hillary Clinton with strong lead among Iowa Democrats

Public Policy Polling has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comfortably atop the Democratic Party presidential field in Iowa.


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Jim Webb: Obama needs to ‘deal strongly with China’

Democratic Party presidential hopeful Jim Webb has some pointed advice for President Obama with China President Xi Jinping beginning a U.S. visit that will include a presidential summit later this week.


Poll: Hillary Clinton still has sizable lead nationally among Democrats

With all the talk about Hillary Clinton being vulnerable in Iowa and New Hampshire, the former Secretary of State is still well ahead of the Democratic Party presidential field.


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Jim Webb: Help my ‘under-financed insurgent campaign’

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb is trailing well behind in the polls in his bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. He’s also trailing in the money race, and as much as he hates the money part of politics, well, that’s the way the game is played.


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Jim Webb skips out on Democratic National Committee meeting: Sends message on Hillary Clinton ties

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb isn’t in Minneapolis today to take the stage at the Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting, and it’s not because he’s busy helping his daughter move into college.


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Public Policy Polling: Bernie Sanders surges to lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has surged to a seven-point lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a poll of New Hampshire voters released on Tuesday by Public Policy Polling.


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Jim Webb defends record on women in military

Jim Webb, in 1979, wrote a magazine piece titled “Women Can’t Fight” addressing the role of women in combat. Now running for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Webb would like you to know that he didn’t write the headline.


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Jim Webb: PAC money ‘screwing up the political process’

Jim Webb was a solid U.S. senator who didn’t exactly embrace what it took in terms of money to get elected. Now a presidential candidate, Webb is decrying the role that money plays in the race for the White House.


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Jim Webb on Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders: Americans worried about future

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb hasn’t seen his presidential campaign catch fire yet, to say the least. He was asked in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” about two campaigns that have caught fire: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders.


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Jim Webb talks foreign policy: Iran, North Korea

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb joined the chorus of political leaders criticizing the Obama administration agreement with Iran.


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Jim Webb: Met with Joe Biden, keeps substance private

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he met last month with Vice President Joe Biden, but stopped short of discussing the substance of the conversation, including whether Biden indicated whether or not he might be running for president in 2016.


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The Chris Graham Show: Maureen McDonnell, Virginia in the presidential race, Rockingham County Fair

The Chris Graham Show reports on the busy week at the Rockingham County Fair – with concerts featuring Lady Antebellum, Alabama and Lynyrd Skynyrd – then dives into Virginia politics with segments on the bribery case involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, former First Lady Maureen McDonnell, and presidential contenders Jim Gilmore and Jim Webb.


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Jim Webb touts himself in Iowa as ‘unbought,’ ‘unbossed’

The 2016 general election campaign is likely to cost the two major-party nominees upwards of a billion dollars each. Jim Webb is among those who thinks this isn’t a good sign for American democracy.


Poll: Hillary Clinton with commanding lead in Virginia presidential race

Virginia has gone Democratic in the past two presidential elections. It’s looking right now like Virginia Democrats are overwhelmingly going Hillary Clinton.


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Sh-h-h-h! Don’t tell anybody, but Jim Webb is running for president

Jim Webb is taking a different route to rolling out his presidential campaign. With so many candidates jumping into the race via the campaign rally with dozens of supporters waving flags and placards, and earning wall-to-wall TV coverage for the trouble of getting all that together, Webb took the road less-traveled.


DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Jim Webb presidential announcement

In response to Jim Webb’s announcement that he will run for president in 2016, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement.


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Jim Webb: I am running for president

Full text of the annnouncement from former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination to run for president in 2016.


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Jim Webb: Kids need an equal shot

Former U.S. senator and potential presidential aspirant Jim Webb told Iowa children’s advocates on Sunday in Mason City that the American political and economic system must create and expand new opportunities for working families to ensure that kids get an “equal shot” at success.


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If it matters: Hillary leads GOP field in early, early 2016 polling

A poll out last week from Public Policy Polling has presumptive 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lapping the Republican Party field.


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Democrats win battles: But Virginia Republicans win the war

Watching the State of the Commonwealth address with the sound down, one thing was obvious during the cutaway shots on applause lines during Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s speech.


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Clintonistas have their eye on Jim Webb

Town Hall wrote this week on the recent Jim Webb news regarding payments from his Born Fighting PAC to family members with the suggestion that the news bit could have come from Team Clinton’s oppo research efforts.


Jim Webb taps veteran liberal journalist to head up campaign communications

The Jim Webb exploratory presidential team added a new member on Friday with the tapping of veteran journalist Craig Crawford to head up communications for the campaign.


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Jim Webb digging a deeper hole with defense of PAC spending

So the story isn’t that former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb overpaid family members for questionable services using PAC funds. It’s that the media isn’t telling the whole story.


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Jim Webb under fire for PAC payments to family members

The presidential campaign of former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb is scrambling in the wake of a report that his Born Fighting PAC has paid more than $90,000 for services provided by his wife and daughter.


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Does Jim Webb have a shot at presidential nomination?

Jim Webb became the first contender to formally throw his hat into the ring for 2016 this week, announcing the formation of an exploratory committee that jumpstarts his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.


Jim Webb for president: Who woulda thunk it?

The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.


Senate passes resolution honoring U.S.S Enterprise

The U.S. Senate today unanimously approved a resolution offered by Sens. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) commemorating the deactivation of U.S.S. Enterprise after 51 years of service and honoring the more than 100,000 current and former sailors and Marines who served aboard the aircraft carrier. The Enterprise, which was home ported in Norfolk, was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.


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Webb: Conference report on defense bill supports troops, strategic posture overseas

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) on Wednesday voiced strong support for the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. The legislation was reported out of the Senate-House conference committee last night and is expected to pass both houses of Congress this week.


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Webb: Defense bill safeguards troops, advances critical defense, national security initiatives

The U.S. Senate last night passed the National Defense Authorization Actfor Fiscal Year 2013, which includes numerous defense and national-security initiatives long advocated by Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.). The bill, approved by a vote of 98-0, will now be conferenced with the House Armed Services Committee.


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Senate approves Webb amendment to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Japan on the Senkaku Islands

Late Thursday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved an amendment offered by Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to Japan under Article V of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, and to firmly counter any attempts to challenge Japan’s administration of the Senkaku Islands.


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Sen. Webb: Focus on Defense Department’s ‘must-have’ programs

During debate on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 on Tuesday, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) reiterated his concerns about using funding intended for operations, maintenance, and acquisition programs to expand biofuel research-and-development (R&D) programs in the Department of Defense.


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Sen. Webb cosponsors bipartisan legislation to help individuals with disabilities save for the future

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) co-sponsored the bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, a bill that will allow people with disabilities to more easily save for necessary expenses.


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Webb: Fight unfair China trade practices

Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., has called on the Obama administration to strengthen its enforcement of laws designed to combat unfair trade practices used by Chinese companies that harm American furniture manufacturers.


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Webb: Creative American leadership needed to resolve South China Sea disputes

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) on Thursday chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs hearing where he called on the Administration to use American influence to discourage the use of military force or the unilateral expansion of sovereignty claims in East Asia, and to employ the “creative energy of our leadership” to seek the resolution of escalating maritime territorial disputes.


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Committee approves Webb provisions to protect Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee today approved important provisions by Sen. Jim Webb, author of the landmark Post-9/11 GI Bill, to protect veterans’ education benefits from abuses by certain schools.


Webb, Warner to EPA: Relax ethanol mandate

Concerned about steep increases in commodity prices, Sens. Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner joined a bipartisan letter this week to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of a temporary waiver of the federal ethanol mandate


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Webb: Ruling will protect against unfair China trade practices

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission to maintain duties on Chinese roller bearings will help combat China’s unfair trade practices


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Jim Webb pushes for GI Bill protections

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), author of the landmark Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, today renewed his call for quick enactment of his bipartisan legislation to preserve the program, citing newly released findings of abuses by certain for-profit schools


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Jim Webb cosponsors bill to raise minimum wage

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) co-sponsored legislation Monday to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 over two years. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012 (S.3453) would then index the minimum wage to inflation to keep up with future cost-of-living increases


Webb, Warner cosponsor legislation to expand offshore leasing

U.S. Sens. Jim Webb Mark R. Warner announced the introduction of The Offshore Petroleum Expansion Now Act of 2012, or the OPEN Act, on Wednesday