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Riding the wave: Pressure is on Republicans, not Obama

The pundits have declared President Obama a lame duck in light of the wave that swept Republicans into power in the U.S. Senate this week.


Conservative play-calling draws ire of UVA fans in tight loss

To say that the game plan and play-calling in Saturday’s 28-20 UVA loss to seventh-ranked UCLA was conservative is to do injustice to the word conservative.


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Dave Brat: Eric Cantor fails to lead on Benghazi

The Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012 was an egregious assault by terrorists against our embassy that resulted in the death of four Americans.


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Senate passes budget compromise

The government shutdown seems like so long ago now. Days after the House voted overwhelmingly to pass a bipartisan budget deal aimed at ending the sequestration process and quashing any talk of another disastrous shutdown, the Senate voted 64-36 to send the budget to President Obama for his signature.


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House, Senate reach tentative budget deal

House and Senate budget negotiators have struck a deal that would avoid another government shutdown and would set spending levels for 2014 and 2015 above the level set by the sequester. The bipartisan deal struck Tuesday will go up for a vote in the House later this week.


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Winners/Losers: #TheShutdown

The Republican brand has taken a huge hit. The Senate, in play in the 2014 cycle, now seems a stretch. The House, safe in 2010 and 2012 due to state-level gerrymandering, is now in play for Democrats, in the lead big-time in generic congressional polling.


Warner, Webb join group urging Boehner to avoid government shutdown

A group of 16 moderate Democratic senators, led by Mark Udall of Colorado, today sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, urging him to prevent a shutdown of the federal government that would hurt our country’s still-fragile economy and distract from the need to work together to address greater, long-term fiscal challenges. The senators […]


Poll: Voters not exactly kind to GOP, either

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    The conventional wisdom is that the 2010 elections will be the Republicans to lose, but poll numbers from Public Policy Polling released today suggest that the GOP may still have some work to do between now and November.


Kaine statement on GOP efforts on financial industry

  Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after Roll Call reported that House Republican leaders, including Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), met with more than 100 Wall Street lobbyists yesterday to strategize a plan to kill financial regulatory reform: