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Senate adjourns without taking action on redistricting

The Virginia State Senate adjourned a special session on Monday without addressing a call from Gov. Terry McAuliffe to address court-ordered changes to Virginia’s congressional districts.


Virginia Senate blocks Republican effort to oust Supreme Court justice

Democrats in the Virginia Senate – and a lone Republican – successfully blocked attempts by their Republican colleagues to oust Governor McAuliffe’s Supreme Court appointee, Justice Jane Marum Roush.


Mark Obenshain: Photo ID is under attack

On Friday, a motion to intervene was filed on my behalf asking a United States District Court to add me as a defendant in litigation filed by Democrats challenging the constitutionality of Virginia’s voter identification law.


Bob Goodlatte: House advances Secret Service reforms

Restoring the trust that the American people must have in the vital tasks the Secret Service carries out every day is critical.


Terry McAuliffe traveling to support Hillary: And the big deal is?

The Washington Post has a story about Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his travel schedule related to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.


Governor McAuliffe statement on redistricting proposals

Governor Terry McAuliffe issued the following statement after the release of new redistricting maps by Democratic legislators and leaders of the NAACP to address racial gerrymandering.


Virginia Democratic leaders propose redistricting fix

Virginia Democratic leaders today unveiled a draft bill that will fix the unconstitutional gerrymandering of congressional districts that was struck down by the federal courts in 2014 in Page v. Virginia State Board of Elections, et. al.


House of Delegates to begin redistricting process

The Virginia House of Delegates will begin the redistricting process by holding a meeting of the Reapportionment Joint Committee and a public hearing on Monday, August 17.


Hurt, Kaine, Warner, Griffith introduce bill to promote economic development, reform permitting process

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia), along with Senators Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia), recently introduced the Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act (H.R. 3434 and S. 1914) in both houses of Congress.


All but one: Jim Gilmore left out of next Republican debate

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore was left off the invite list for the next Republican presidential debate, scheduled for Sept. 16 and to be broadcast on CNN.


Bob McDonnell down to his last strike

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals turned down the request of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to have the entire court reconsider the appeal of his conviction on public corruption charges, leaving him one avenue – the U.S. Supreme Court.


Robert Hurt: Progress in the People’s House

The 114th Congress began with high expectations as the American people sent an urgent message that they wanted change to get our great nation back on track.


House Republicans to introduce oversight legislation in response to latest EPA regulations from Obama administration

Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates will announce oversight legislation in response to the latest EPA regulations at a pro-energy rally in Richmond Monday night.


Andy Schmookler: Is Mark Obenshain Virginia’s Scott Walker?

Months ago, when I publicly characterized the Virginia state senator from my district as “the man who would be Virginia’s Scott Walker,” I had no idea that there was or would be any direct connection between those two politicians.

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Randy Forbes: The empty chair

Today is not Veterans Day. It’s not Memorial Day, or the Fourth of July. On those days, America pauses. We take a moment to recognize our servicemembers, honor the fallen, and reflect on the sacrifices of those who have worn this country’s uniform both past and present.


Bob Goodlatte: Reining in red tape

Regulations and red tape continue to stream down from the federal government. Under the Obama Administration, on average, 82 major rules – those with economic impacts of $100 million or more – have been filed each year.


Republicans challenge McAuliffe on voter access

Over 90 percent of the more than 1,200 public comments submitted regarding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s proposed voter registration changes are in opposition, according to a House of Delegates analysis.


Mark Obenshain: I’m with Scott Walker

America needs conservative leadership. Scott Walker is a reform-minded leader with the executive experience to allow him to transform the way Washington works.


The Chris Graham Show: Polls, Hulk Hogan and UVA basketball

The Chris Graham Show covers a diverse set of topics: approval ratings for Virginia elected leaders, polls on the display of the Confederate flag on license plate, the fallout from racist comments from Hulk Hogan that got him fired by WWE, and the latest on the latest addition to the UVA basketball roster.


Poll: Virginia voters approve of McAuliffe, Warner, Kaine

New polling data from Quinnipiac University shows Virginia voters feel good about the jobs being done by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.


The Chris Graham Show: ACC football, small business, Virginia politics

Today’s episode of The Chris Graham Show features a preview of the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff, a look at early, early polling in the 2017 Virginia governor race, then shifts gears to talk marketing for small business.


Poll: Mark Herring, Ken Cuccinelli early favorites in 2017 Virginia governor race

Attorney General Mark Herring and former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are the early favorites among their respective party bases looking ahead to the 2017 Virginia governor race.

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Virginia Democrats report more than $2 million in political contributions in second quarter

Governor Terry McAuliffe continues to raise enormous sums for the Democratic effort in Virginia, announcing today that Common Good VA PAC and the Democratic Party of Virginia raised over $2 million in the second quarter.


Governor McAuliffe’s signature 2015 agenda items take effect today

Key pieces of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s 2015 New Virginia Economy legislative agenda are among the nearly 800 pieces of legislation that take effect today.


The NRA, and the tactics of fear

I recently received a “Dear Mr. Plum” letter from the executive vice president of the NRA. Had it not been for the obvious marketing design of the envelope, I may have thought that he was writing to me about my monthly appearance outside his office as part of our End Gun Violence Vigil.