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Chris Graham: Fun night of LTW Entertainment pro wrestling at the Waynesboro YMCA

What happened was, Matt Wilde used his feet on the ropes for leverage to gain an illegal pinfall over Lance Lude in the main event, and since I was on the scene of the LTW Entertainment show at the Waynesboro YMCA as a special representative of the commissioner’s office, well, I had to do something.


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Robert Hurt votes to block funding for Obama executive order on immigration

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.


virginia general assembly

Governor McAuliffe announces legislation to prevent gun violence

Governor McAuliffe today announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at protecting Virginia residents and families through common-sense gun violence prevention efforts.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt votes to prevent executive overreach on immigration

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Unconstitutional actions must be stopped

I will work with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to stop the President’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented.


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Roundup of Republican responses to Obama immigration policy

Republican leaders are doing their best to sell the notion that President Obama has usurped the Constitution in his move to issue an executive order on immigration policy granting legal status to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants.


virginia general assembly

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.


terry mcauliffe

Governor McAuliffe creates contingency fund for Virginia Ebola response

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that he has created a contingency fund of up to $2 million to help address specific public health and safety risks associated with the exposure to or threat of exposure to Ebola.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: A common sense approach to Ebola

If you had never heard of Ebola before, chances are that you have now. Ebola, a serious and often fatal virus, has made its way to the United States; but that’s not a reason to panic.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: Five big reasons to audit the Fed

To achieve real transparency, we need a full audit of the Fed – no exceptions. Just as, to achieve real accountability, we need a full audit of the Department of Defense – no exceptions. It’s common sense.


mark obenshain

Mark Obenshain: Why McAuliffe can’t expand Medicaid

Governor McAuliffe has been looking for a way to expand Medicaid over the objections of many in the General Assembly, and the legislature has stood firm in opposition.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine makes case in Senate hearing for military action against ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his call for Congress to debate and vote on an authorization for use of U.S. military force against ISIL.


Robert Sarvis calls for congressional authorization on ISIS

Following President Barack Obama’s televised address regarding military action against ISIS, Robert Sarvis, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement.


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Washington Redskins file appeal of trademark decision

The Washington Redskins NFL team filed its appeal of the split decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ordering cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ long-held federal trademark registrations.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt on House vote to file suit against President Obama

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H. Res. 676, a resolution to allow the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate litigation against the Executive Branch for failure to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Protecting the balance of powers

The White House’s continued actions are in direct conflict with the carefully crafted balance of powers found in the United States Constitution, and the House of Representatives is preparing to take action to hold the Administration accountable and stop these abuses.


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Democrats respond to GOP on Medicaid expansion

In response to House Republicans’ release of a white paper arguing that Gov. Terry McAuliffe lacks the authority to close the coverage gap, Democratic leaders in the General Assembly issued the following statements.


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Kirk Cox: Responsible state budget without Medicaid expansion

Last night the General Assembly completed its work on the 2014-16 state budget that excludes Medicaid expansion. We addressed Governor McAuliffe’s 8 line-item budget vetoes, to include two that were ruled unconstitutional.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt statement on proposed illegal immigrant facility

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement following tonight’s public hearing at Brunswick High School on the plans to use the campus of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville as a detention center for juvenile illegal immigrants.


Governor McAuliffe announces June as Business Appreciation Month

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that June will be designated as Virginia’s Business Appreciation Month to ensure that the history and growth of Virginia businesses are recognized across the Commonwealth.


tim kaine

Kaine pushes legislation to help military transition to civilian life

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, introduced the Credentialing Improvement for Troop Talent (CREDIT) Act of 2014 to help servicemembers acquire credentials that would ease their transition into the civilian workforce.


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Tim Kaine urges UN action to address Syria crisis

In a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, called for urgent action to halt the deteriorating humanitarian situation inside Syria and full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2139.


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ACLU remains concerned about unchanged discriminatory tax policies

Though married same-sex couples in Virginia can file joint tax returns at the federal level, under Virginia’s discriminatory state tax policy, these same couples are forced to file as single or head of household at the state level.


dickie bell

Dickie Bell: Majority oppose expansion of Medicaid

I have listened to the people that I represent, and though they may not all be shouting at a town hall meeting, the majority of folks who have emailed and called my office over the last few months have been against the expansion of Medicaid.


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Farm Bureau calls Mark Herring brief in EPA case ‘surprising’

Leaders of the state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization were startled April 10 when Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed an amicus brief in support of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan being challenged in federal court.


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Herring files brief in same sex marriage case

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today filed the Commonwealth of Virginia’s brief in the appeal of Bostic v. Rainey in the Fourth Circuit. In it, the Commonwealth explains the reasons Norfolk federal district Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled correctly in concurring with Attorney General Herring’s conclusion that Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.


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Virginia becomes first state to file brief in support of Chesapeake Bay restoration

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that he has filed an amicus brief to protect Virginia’s efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and to defend the right of Virginia and other Bay states to work together to protect and restore the Bay.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: Banning the American flag?

In 2010, five students went to school at their public high school in California wearing T-shirts that displayed the American flag. That sentence seems anything but newsworthy. In fact, it seems extremely ordinary in a nation where citizens proudly display our flag on apparel, outside our homes, on our cars, inside our schools, and across our towns.


Daniel Bryan named PWI Wrestler of the Year

Daniel Bryan was named the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Wrestler of the Year, one of four awards voted to Bryan by PWI readers. Bryan was also named Most Popular Wrestler of the Year, and was part of the Match of the Year (SummerSlam, Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena) and the Feud of the Year (Daniel Bryan […]