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Kaine calls on Congress to debate, vote on ISIL mission before adjournment

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his months-long call for Congress to debate and vote on U.S. military action against ISIL – a mission that has gone on since August without congressional authorization.


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Kaine highlights compromise defense bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today welcomed compromise defense bill language announced by House and Senate negotiators.


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Give something that means something: Blood or platelets

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.


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Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations this holiday season

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation.


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Kaine, Warner back plan to protect military families from predatory lending

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with 40 of their Senate colleagues, sent a letter in support of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) plan to update the Military Lending Act.


David Swanson: There goes Virginia’s climate

A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things we know:


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UVA study identifies why re-educating torturers may not work

A recent study of torture by Rachel Wahl, an assistant professor of social foundations of education at the UVA Curry School of Education, was published this month in the journal Law & Society Review.


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President Obama, Defense Secretary Hagel comment on Hagel’s resignation

About a year ago, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was visiting our troops in the Republic of Korea thanking them for their service and answering their questions.


VMI not extending contract of football coach Sparky Woods

VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced today that the contract of head football coach Sparky Woods will not be extended.


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Tim Kaine statement on Chuck Hagel resignation

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down.


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Deck the halls with real, Virginia Grown trees this holiday season

To encourage consumers to choose a Virginia Grown tree, Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaims December as “Virginia Christmas Tree Month” in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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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.


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Remarks by President Obama in Burma

Remarks by President Obama after roundtable at Parliamentary Resource Center in Burma on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.


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.


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Press Conference: President Obama and China President Xi Jinping

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping in a Joint Press Conference in Beijing, China, on Nov. 12, 2014.


Fishburne Military School honors Navy alums in special ceremony

Charles E. Biele Jr. was reminiscing with two fellow Fishburne Military School alums this past weekend about their experiences at FMS and at the United States Naval Academy.


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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum Honors Veterans

On November 11, 1918, President Wilson announced the armistice, or temporary halt of fighting in World War I, and proclaimed that November 11 would forever be Armistice Day in the United States.


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Bob Goodlatte: Remembering those who have served

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.


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Virginia Department of Health offers free online training for veterans

Post-deployment life can be challenging for veterans and their families, and both need support during this transition. Challenges can include PTSD and suicidal thoughts.


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Free entry and special programs for Veterans Day at Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Parks will offer all guests free park admission and special programming on Veterans Day,Tuesday, Nov. 11.


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Randy Forbes calls for renewed push to avert defense sequestration

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today a renewed push to pass H.R. 733 and remove the Department of Defense from sequestration cuts.


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Sens. Warner, Kaine applaud Navy announcement of MSC move to Norfolk

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released a statement applauding the announcement that the Secretary of the Navy has approved a plan to relocate the Military Sealift Command headquarters to Norfolk.


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Tim Kaine on President Obama request for military force authorization on ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released a statement on the President’s comments on ISIL.


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Robert Hurt: Constituent services are a top priority

While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware.


Prominent Palestinian physician and peace activist to visit EMU

During a three-week war between the Israeli military and Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, two tank shells crashed through the bedroom wall of a home where Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lived with his family.


A Will Hammer congressional term

So you may be asking yourself, What would a Will Hammer congressional term look like, and how would it affect me? Well, I cannot guarantee enactment or repeal of particular legislation,


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Creigh Deeds: Vote for Mark Warner on Nov. 4

My friend, Mark Warner is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate because he believes that all Virginians should get a fair shot at success.


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David Swanson: 57 candidates and nothing on

I was lucky to attend a debate among the candidates for Congress from Virginia’s Fifth District just before Game 7 of the World Series. This was the kind of event you can write about while drinking beer and yelling at a television with your family. In fact, I’m not sure there’s any other way you could write about it.


Republican Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms endorses Sen. Mark Warner

Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, a Republican, announced on Tuesday his endorsement of Senator Mark Warner for re-election.


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Warner meets with TRANSCOM commander to discuss delays in delivering servicemembers’ vehicles

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner met with U.S. TRANSCOM Commander General Selva on Monday to discuss the burden thousands of service members returning from duty overseas are experiencing due to misplaced vehicles by the new DoD contractor.


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Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorse Sen. Mark Warner

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.


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Randy Forbes: What will history say?

For decades, we’ve been prepared. We’ve led. We’ve made innovative breakthroughs. We’ve made significant advances in trade, diplomacy, global trust, and modernization. We’ve protected the American way of life. But what will history say about our ability to take on the challenges of today?


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Waynesboro among Top 20 cities on the rise in Virginia

From military bases in the north to agriculture in the south and computer chip manufacturing in between, Virginia is a state with a lively, diverse economy. The birthplace of the first American colony is home to a thriving economy that is No. 9 among states in its contribution to the nation’s GDP.


Sen. John Warner talks shared Virginia First philosophy in new Mark Warner TV ad

Today, Senator Mark Warner’s campaign launched a new television ad, “Virginia First,” featuring former Republican U.S. Senator John Warner. John Warner endorsed Senator Mark Warner for re-election in January 2014. This is the first time John Warner has endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia.


New TV ad pushes Sen. Warner’s commitment to Virginia military families, veterans

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s re-election campaign announced a new ad, “Get It Right,” which highlights Senator Warner’s long history of fighting for the thousands of military men, women, veterans and families that reside in the Commonwealth.


Remembering Robert E. Lee: Historian focuses on military education of a civilian leader

Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by noted historian, professor and author Dr. Christian B. Keller on Monday, Oct. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.


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Tim Kaine meets with Afghanistan president

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King were in Afghanistan the past two days visit with U.S. troops and U.S. Embassy personnel, as well as meet the leaders of the new Afghan government.


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Harlem Globetrotters coming to Richmond Coliseum Jan. 4

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Richmond Coliseum on January 4, 2015 at 3PM during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.


The force is not with us: We identify with our fantasy heroes, why not emulate them?

The the destructive force that has arisen on the right is only one side of America’s present national crisis. The other side is the weakness of the response from Liberal America to this profound threat to our nation’s well-being.


Joe David: Christianity in retreat

The siege of the Middle East by radical Muslims has become a protracted spectacle of carnage, presented nightly on television with disturbing photographs and videos, highlighting savage murder by demented and corrupt terrorists.