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virginia general assembly

Senate Democrats call for Joe Morrissey to resign

The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus this afternoon joined House Democrats and Gov. McAuliffe in calling Del. Joe Morrissey’s immediate resignation.


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Virginia House Democrats statement on the conviction of Joe Morrissey

In light of his conviction for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the House Democratic Caucus calls for the immediate resignation of Delegate Joe Morrissey.


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Bob Goodlatte: Secret Service reform needed

At a recent House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy called the security lapses that allowed an armed man to jump the fence and enter the White House “devastating.”


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Tim Kaine statement on resignation of U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the decision by Timothy Heaphy, United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, to step down.


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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.


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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.


Richie Rose resigns as VMI men’s soccer coach

VMI head men’s soccer coach Richie Rose announced his resignation as the program’s ninth head coach on Monday. Rose’s resignation becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2015.


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Creigh Deeds: Will this session ever end?

Not since 2001 has the General Assembly been in session this long. While these extended sessions do not often occur, I fear the Jeffersonian ideal of a part-time citizen legislature is in jeopardy.


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Speaker Howell sets special election date in 34th House of Delegates district

House Speaker Bill Howell issued a writ of election for the 34th House District, setting Jan. 6, 2015 as the date of the special election to fill the seat that will be vacated by Del. Barbara Comstock.


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Jeff Tyson steps down as EMU women’s volleyball coach

EMU has announced the resignation of women’s volleyball coach Jeff Tyson. He has accepted a position as the Fitness and Aquatics Operations Manager at The Centre in Adrian, Mich.


Andrei Illarionov, former advisor to Vladimir Putin, to speak at W&L

Andrei Illarionov, former economic policy advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.


Speaker Howell requests guidance from DOJ on recent gubernatorial appointments

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell released Monday a letter sent last week to United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. requesting guidance on the legality of three gubernatorial appointments.


R.T. Smith’s book of new and selected poems reflects the arc of his career

R.T. Smith’s new book of poetry, “In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems” (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his award-winning exploration as a poet for the past 33 years.


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McAuliffe accepts Veterans Services Commissioner Paul Galanti’s resignation

Governor Terry McAuliffe accepted Paul Galanti’s decision to conclude his service to the Commonwealth as Commissioner, Department of Veterans Services.


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Political fallout from Bob McDonnell verdict

You have to wonder how Phil Puckett and Terry Kilgore reacted to the news that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on multiple federal corruption charges related to $170,000 in loans and gifts that the former First Couple received from a state businessman.


Sarvis calls on CIA Director John Brennan, DNI James Clapper to resign

Today, in response to the admission by the Central Intelligence Agency that it illegally spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis called for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan and released the following statement:


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Democrats raise issue with anti-Muslim statement from Virginia Republican Party official

Virginia Democrats are calling on Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie to condemn a Facebook post from Republican Party of Virginia treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds suggesting that Muslims have contributed nothing to the American social fabric.


nTelos president, CEO James A. Hyde announces resignation

NTELOS Holdings Corp. (the “Company” or “NTELOS”; NASDAQ: NTLS) announced today that its Board of Directors (“the Board”) has accepted the resignation of James A. Hyde as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board, effective today.


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Liberal blogger hired by Redskins resigns: Who didn’t see this coming?

Liberal blogger Ben Tribbett tweeted his resignation from the Washington Redskins late Monday night, ending a relationship between the NFL franchise under fire from liberal activist groups trying to get the team to drop its racist name and one of their supposed own.


Morgan Griffith wants full FBI investigation of political appointments

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director James Comey regarding reports that the FBI is investigating the June 8 resignation of Virginia State Senator Phillip Puckett.


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Democrats: Appearance of due process?

Virginia Democrats are pointing to emails obtained by The Times-Dispatch as clear evidence that House GOP Delegate Terry Kilgore was complicit in Senator Phillip Puckett’s resignation.


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Times-Dispatch: Emails show planning between Puckett, Kilgore

“Terry spoke to us today about announcing your role w/ the Commission in conjunction with what he said is your intention to announce your Senate plans tomorrow,” an email dated June 5 from Tim Pfohl, the interim executive director of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, to Phil Puckett, a Democratic state senator at that point two days away from announcing his resignation.


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Democrats decry Virginia House GOP dirty tricks

Virginia Democrats are raising issue with the dirty tricks that they say House Republicans are using to make sure that 400,000 Virginians are denied their healthcare.


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Creigh Deeds: What a week in Virginia politics

Last week saw the passage of a state budget and also the potential demise of Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Two dramatic events of the previous few days drove the results of the Special Session.


Tazewell supervisor Mike Hymes announces for 38th Senate District

Mike Hymes has announced his candidacy for Democratic nomination in the 38th Senate District. The election, a result of Democratic Senator Phillip Puckett’s resignation, will be held August 19th.