Bob McDonnell, liberated from having to be careful about what he says because his political career is winding down post-scandal, offered choice words for lawmakers in Washington at the end to the inane 16-day government shutdown.
The House voted 285-144 late Wednesday to pass the Senate budget compromise. President Barack Obama signaled that he would sign the legislation, which also includes an increase in the federal debt ceiling.
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.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli warned today that in the wake of the October 1st rollout of the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare), con artists are already scamming consumers with fake web sites and phone calls.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is none too pleased that Senate Republicans broke off bipartisan budget negotiations to allow House Republicans time to craft a partisan budget proposal that has little chance of seeing the light of day.
Last week saw the beginning of a federal government shutdown–at least a partial shutdown.
Nearly half of Virginia voters label Ken Cuccinelli “too conservative,” one possible reason the Republican is trailing big in the Virginia governor’s race.
Speaking on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine highlighted the ongoing negative impact of the government shutdown in Virginia, and again urged House Republican leaders to re-open government, pay the nation’s bills on time and negotiate on a long term budget.
We’ve got your daughter. We don’t want anything bad to happen. But you want to negotiate, we’re ready to negotiate. Isn’t that what it feels like Republicans are doing in this increasingly insane government shutdown fiasco?
A new Politico poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe ahead of Republican Ken Cuccinelli by nine points in the Virginia governor’s race, and suggests that the growing lead is the result of voter backlash against the GOP for the ongoing federal government shutdown.
A new Fox News poll shows overwhelming support for getting the federal government up and running again.
The government shutdown is further proof of the extreme dysfunction we’ve come to expect from Republicans and Democrats.
State Health Commissioner Cynthia C. Romero, MD, FAAFP, assured Virginians today that all offices for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) across the state are open and providing services during the partial shutdown of the federal government.
If you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Waynesboro Public Library will be hosting an information session on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.
Another phase of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became effective this week. Although controversial among some politicians who refer to the Act as “Obamacare,” it is proving extremely beneficial for those who have had limited or no access to health care.
Republican State Del. Bob Marshall today sent a letter to Gov. Bob McDonnell to request that he call a special session of the General Assembly to consider legislation to offer some relief to those affected by the federal shutdown and any future shutdowns.
After passing a continuing resolution back and forth between the two chambers, Congress failed to come to an agreement to keep the government open beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
We’ve heard that in wartime, truth is the first casualty. A close second must be the current brouhaha about the government shutdown and who’s responsible. What seems lost is the record of how we got here.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski (both D-Md.) spoke out today about the harm the shutdown of the federal government is doing to federal workers and their families nationwide, as well as our overall economy.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham offers 3 Quick Thoughts on the federal government shutdown – and specifically what Democrats need to do, what Republicans need to do, and what President Obama needs to do to end the stalemate.
So now they’re going to cancel college football games. This blows the rest of the dumb stuff about the shutdown away.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement on his vote earlier today to reject the latest attempt by House Republicans to use the threat of keeping the government closed to delay a key part of the Affordable Care Act.
Here’s what makes no sense about the government shutdown: We all know how this is going to end. Republicans are going to capitulate. They always do.
The Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to reject continued attempts by House Republicans to use the threat of government shutdown to delay or defund the Affordable Care Act.