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farmers

USDA payments to farmers start going out today

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today the start of distribution of USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants across the country.


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McAuliffe pounces on Cuccinelli equivocation on end to shutdown

Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli isn’t sure whether he would have voted to end the federal government shutdown. Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe is incredulous that Cuccinelli can equivocate on the end to the shutdown.


Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway re-open

Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway both re-opened to visitors Thursday with the end to the federal government shutdown.


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Poll: McAuliffe continues to hold big lead in governor’s race

A new NBC4/Marist poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe up eight points on Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race.


McDonnell issues terse statement on end to shutdown

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.


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House passes budget compromise; Goodlatte, Hurt vote no

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.


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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.


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Kaine, Warner applaud bipartisan budget deal

U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner applauded the bipartisan effort to reach a budget and debt-ceiling deal that appears headed toward passage in Congress later today.


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Poll: Shutdown hurting GOP in Senate battlegrounds

The aims of Republicans to take over the Senate in 2014 have taken a serious hit with the ongoing government shutdown, according to new Public Policy Polling surveys in six battleground states.


McAuliffe also leads fundraising race

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe built on his already substantial money advantage over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the most recent reporting period for statewide candidates.


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Tim Kaine: Halt to Senate budget negotiations ‘reckless’

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.


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Poll: McAuliffe maintains big lead in Virginia governor’s race

A new Christopher Newport University poll released today has Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a seven-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race.


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Medical Device Tax giveaway would deny Americans healthcare

In their efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives also demanded a $29 billion tax break for one of the country’s more profitable industries, medical device-makers.


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Will Congress learn its budget lessons?

Will Congress ever get its act together? That question is likely on the minds of many Americans, but the latest impasse should actually serve as a reminder that we need to redouble our efforts to make sure Congress focuses on the right priorities and moves the country forward.


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Kaine statement on continued push from House GOP for shutdown

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement on the proposal announced by House Republicans yesterday.


Andy Schmookler: Press the battle, Mr. President

Good for you for standing your ground. I hope you’ve noticed how useful, for the overall political picture, it has been for you to hold firm and leave this Republican Party exposed as the reckless, anti-democratic, warlike force it has become.


Ken Plum: The shutdown and the battle to insure everyone

Last week saw the beginning of a federal government shutdown–at least a partial shutdown.


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Poll: ‘Too conservative’ Cuccinelli trails McAuliffe by eight

Nearly half of Virginia voters label Ken Cuccinelli “too conservative,” one possible reason the Republican is trailing big in the Virginia governor’s race.


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Warner, Kaine highlight impact of shutdown on Virginia

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.


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Chris Graham: Negotiate, or else

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?


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Poll: Shutdown boosts McAuliffe in governor’s race

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.


New McAuliffe ad links Cuccinelli, Ted Cruz

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign released a new radio ad on Friday focused on how Ken Cuccinelli is campaigning with the architect of the government shutdown, Ted Cruz.


Sarvis for #VAGov statement on federal government shutdown

The government shutdown is further proof of the extreme dysfunction we’ve come to expect from Republicans and Democrats.


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Virginia WIC offices open during shutdown

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.


Del. Marshall requests special GA session to consider shutdown relief

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.


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U.S. government shutdown affects agriculture; current farm bill expires

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.


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Shutdown: When truth is the first casualty

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.


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Warner: End shutdown, get back to work

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.


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3QuickThoughts: Shutdown

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.


Chris Graham: The new dumbest thing about the shutdown

So now they’re going to cancel college football games. This blows the rest of the dumb stuff about the shutdown away.


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Cuccinelli launches new radio ad, ‘Shutdown’

The Ken Cuccinelli campaign today launched a new radio advertisement that will air across Northern Virginia on WTOP putting the focus on the federal government shutdown.


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Virginia Organizing: Affordable Care Act lives on

Sandra A. Cook, Chairperson for Virginia Organizing, released the following statement today regarding the government shutdown.


Chris Graham: The dumbest thing about the government shutdown

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.