Tag: White House

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Virginia Tech expert talks U.S. attorney firings

White House transition expert Karen Hult said the demand by President Trump for 46 U.S. attorneys to resign is unusual.


Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden gets UVA-led facelift

The UVA School of Architecture landed the kind of client that many architects only dream about: the first lady of the United States.


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Hillary Clinton talks Trump

Democratic Party presidential nomination frontrunner Hillary Clinton talked Trump in a major speech on Thursday.


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Obama redux: Sanders camp touts Bernie as best chance to win in November

The Bernie Sanders campaign sent a memo to reporters on Saturday to push the message that the Vermont senator gives Democrats the best chance to win in November.


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Remarks by President Obama on gun safety reform

Remarks by President Obama today at the White House on his executive actions on gun safety reform.


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Report: Bernie Sanders campaign raises $33 million in fourth quarter of 2015

The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign raised more than $33 million in the final three months of last year.


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Democracy for America endorses Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders Thursday welcomed the endorsement of Democracy for America, which is one of the biggest grassroots organizations in the country.


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Clinton lays out agenda to promote LGBT equality

Hillary Clinton announced today new proposals that would promote equality and protect the LGBT community from discrimination.


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Trump is but the mirror: Let’s focus instead on what he shows

If ratings are to rule, then dwelling continuously on Donald Trump is the way to go. He is a specific human being – and an especially flamboyant one at that.


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Fight terrorism through non-intervention, not war

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Kenya, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta asked Barack Obama, “Why can’t we take out these bastards?”


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Guess who’s coming for dinner: Which presidential candidate would ruin Thanksgiving?

Public Policy Polling asked voters this week their thoughts on which presidential candidate would be most likely to say something stupid at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Your best guess as to who gets that nod.


Hillary Clinton statement on Fifth Circuit Court ruling on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration

Following last night’s ruling by a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding an injunction against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Hillary Clinton released the following statement.


Benghazi hearing: Or 11-hour Hillary Clinton campaign commercial?

Donald Trump surged to the top of the Republican polls this summer on the strength of 24/7 news coverage. But that was nothing compared to the 11-hour infomercial for Hillary Clinton brought to you by the House Benghazi committee on Wednesday.


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Jim Webb: PAC money ‘screwing up the political process’

Jim Webb was a solid U.S. senator who didn’t exactly embrace what it took in terms of money to get elected. Now a presidential candidate, Webb is decrying the role that money plays in the race for the White House.


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President Obama should adhere to openness policies by supporting reforms

The President has a new opportunity to ensure that the openness policies laid out on his first day of office do not end on his last day.


Hillary Clinton to officially launch presidential campaign June 13

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team has announced she will officially launch her campaign June 13 at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City.


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Bernie Sanders and TPP: A fine choice of battlefield

Bernie Sanders has chosen wisely in making himself the champion of the anti-Trade Pact sentiment in the Democratic Party, and beyond that in the country more broadly.


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White House: President Obama addresses ISIL, trade agreement in quick remarks

We’re going to continue to go after ISIL, get a strong deal that prevents Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. And as part of our agenda for middle-class economics, it means that we’re going to continue to pursue strong trade agreements that benefit American workers and American businesses.


Valley solar company participates in White House roundtable

SUNRNR of Virginia, Inc., a Shenandoah Valley based solar generator manufacturer was recently one of nine small business owners and elected officials invited by the White House Business Council to attend a briefing with President Obama and senior Administration officials.


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Quinnipiac poll: Swing-state voters disapprove of Obama, want un-vaccinated kids kept out of school

Voters in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, disapprove by margins of 9 percentage points of the job President Barack Obama is doing, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released this week.


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Governor McAuliffe statement on becoming member of White House Council of Governors

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following a meeting of the White House Council of Governors at the Pentagon.


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David Levine: Go Gridlock

The President is spinning his wheels rather than driving our country deeper into the morass he has so artfully deepened over the last six years. Getting stuck in gridlock is actually not all that bad when you are on your way to committing suicide.


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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.


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Applications being accepted for open U.S. Attorney position in Western Virginia

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia to fill the seat left vacant by Timothy Heaphy, who left office in December after five years of distinguished service.


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Jim Webb digging a deeper hole with defense of PAC spending

So the story isn’t that former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb overpaid family members for questionable services using PAC funds. It’s that the media isn’t telling the whole story.


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Democrats: Too fat, too happy, doomed?

Republicans have been imploding for 15 years as their moderate and Tea Party wings have engaged in open warfare against each other. Looks like Democrats are about to do the same, with the centrist and liberal-progressive wings ready to claw each other to death.


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Elizabeth Dillon confirmed for federal judgeship in Western Virginia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Elizabeth Dillon on Tuesday to serve as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.


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UVA’s Virginia Gentleman inspire holiday cheer at the White House

Christmas just got a whole lot brighter at the White House, thanks to the Virginia Gentlemen, the University of Virginia’s oldest a cappella group.


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William Antholis named new executive director of UVA Miller Center

William Antholis, the managing director of the Brookings Institution who has held key positions at the White House and State Department, has been named the new executive director of the UVA Miller Center.


MBC president heads to White House to support minority women in science

As one of the college presidents attending today’s White House College Opportunity Day of Action, Pamela Fox is putting Mary Baldwin College on the national stage with a commitment to support minority women in STEM fields.


W&L President Ken Ruscio at White House college access event

Ken Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University, will participate in the White House College Opportunity Day of Action Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.


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Kaine calls on Congress to debate, vote on ISIL mission before adjournment

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his months-long call for Congress to debate and vote on U.S. military action against ISIL – a mission that has gone on since August without congressional authorization.


Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox to attend White House summit

On Thursday, Dec. 4, Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit.


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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.”


West Wing Reports Paul Brandus to serve as Executive-in-Residence at W&L

The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics will host West Wing Reports Paul Brandus as its fall 2014 Executive-in-Residence.


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Bob Goodlatte: Time to build the Keystone pipeline

You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.


Bridgewater College to participate in campaign against campus sexual assault

Changing the culture surrounding sexual assault on college campuses is the focus of a White House campaign in which Bridgewater College will participate Nov. 18-21.


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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk news and politics.


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Tim Kaine on President Obama request for military force authorization on ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released a statement on the President’s comments on ISIL.


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Robert Hurt: Constituent services are a top priority

While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware.