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House Republicans to introduce legislation prohibiting release of student information to third party groups

House Republicans announced legislation to protect student privacy by prohibiting state colleges and universities from releasing student directory information.


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Suffolk University/USA Today poll: Growing dissatisfaction with Republicans

Voters are souring on the Republican Party, and they place more trust in the Democratic Party when it comes to healthcare.


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Bernie can’t win? Sanders polls better than Clinton in swing state

New polling from the University of New Hampshire has Bernie Sanders outperforming Hillary Clinton against the Republican field in the Granite State.


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Poll: Plurality dismiss War on Christmas

Good news: more of you think the notion pushed by the right that there is a War on Christmas is nonsense.


Hillary Clinton proposes tax cut for middle-class families caring for a loved one

At a town hall meeting in Iowa yesterday, Hillary Clinton proposed plans that support the millions of families paying for, coordinating, or providing care for aging or disabled family members.


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What do we want? Virginia voters leaning Republican, but support Democratic issues

Polling done this week by Christopher Newport University shows that Virginia voters are leaning Republican in the 2015 Virginia General Assembly races. But at the same time, voters are showing strong support for policy positions on key issues like minimum wage, gun control, payday lending restrictions and redistricting reform advocated by Democratic candidates.


Sierra Club endorses Angela Lynn in 25th District House race

The Virginia Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Angela Lynn for Delegate in the 25th District on Friday.


AFP editor Chris Graham interviews 25th District Democratic nominee Angela Lynn

Angela Lynn, the Democratic Party nominee in the 25th House District, joins Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham to talk Virginia politics. Lynn is challenging Republican incumbent Steve Landes in the Nov. 3 general election.


25th House District candidate Angela Lynn gets LGBT endorsement

LGBT Democrats of Virginia announced its endorsement of Democratic Party nominee Angela Lynn in the 25th House District race today.


Quinnipiac: Hillary Clinton leads Democratic field, but gap is narrowing

It’s starting to look like 2008 all over again for Hillary Clinton, who began the walkup to 2016 as the presumptive favorite to win the Democratic Party presidential nomination, and is now seeing her support eroding in the polls.


Hillary Clinton announces plan to triple number of AmeriCorps service members

Democratic Party presidential nomination candidate Hillary Clinton is announcing a plan to allow students who pursue public service to graduate from an in-state public college without any debt.


Virginia Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott: Bobby Scott: Clinton’s New College Compact ‘comes just at the right time’

Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the Ranking Member of the House Education & the Workforce Committee, praised Hillary Clinton’s New College Compact, highlighting how it prioritizes smart investments in American higher education to expand opportunity for students and their families.


24th House District Democratic Caucus set for May 23

The Counties of Bath and Rockbridge, the Cities of Lexington and Buena Vista and those precincts of Amherst and Augusta Counties that lie within the 24th District will hold an assembled caucus beginning at noon, Saturday, May 23, at the Howard Johnson Inn, 2836 N. Lee Hwy., Lexington, to nominate a Democratic candidate for the 24th District Virginia House of Delegates.


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Jim Webb: Kids need an equal shot

Former U.S. senator and potential presidential aspirant Jim Webb told Iowa children’s advocates on Sunday in Mason City that the American political and economic system must create and expand new opportunities for working families to ensure that kids get an “equal shot” at success.


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Stark Choices: People’s budget vs. Republican plan

The annual federal budget debate typically doesn’t excite many folks outside the Washington beltway. And with good reason – the Republican budget process is intended to lull the public to sleep by staying short on details and long on damaging provisions that will hurt low-income and middle-class families.


Ellen Arthur kicks off campaign for 24th District House of Delegates seat

Ellen Arthur, who is retiring after 35 years as a practicing attorney in Lexington and vicinity, will kick off her campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 24th District House of Delegates seat currently occupied by Republican Ben Cline on Thursday April 2 at 1 p.m. in front of the Augusta County Courthouse in Staunton, 1 East Johnson Street.


Video: April Moore announces 26th Senate District candidacy

Video of Democrat April Moore announcing her candidacy for the Virginia Senate seat now held by Mark Obenshain.


Dan Gecker announces campaign for Virginia’s 10th Senate District

Dan Gecker announced Wednesday that he is running for Virginia’s 10th Senate District, an open seat encompassing parts of Chesterfield County and Richmond City, and all of Powhatan County.


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David Levine: An American tradition

Of the few things in life that are certain, one is that the budget sent by a Democratic president to a Republican Congress is dead on arrival. It has become an American tradition.


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Support grows for Filler-Corn bill to combat campus sexual assaults

Support continues to grow for Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-Springfield) bipartisan bill to combat campus sexual assaults with Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee, Delegate David Albo (R-Springfield), signing on as a chief co-patron.


Hampton Roads leader Gary McCollum announces candidacy for Seventh Senate District seat

Local business leader Gary McCollum announced today his intent to seek Virginia’s 7th District seat as a Democrat, citing his business experience and a commitment to investing in areas that will create greater economic opportunities for more Hampton Roads students, families, and residents.


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Robert Hurt: Advancing solutions for a stronger America

It is my hope that our colleagues in the Senate will take up the good bills coming out of the House and join us in advancing policies to build a stronger America for our children and grandchildren.


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Jim Webb under fire for PAC payments to family members

The presidential campaign of former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb is scrambling in the wake of a report that his Born Fighting PAC has paid more than $90,000 for services provided by his wife and daughter.


The Top News Stories of 2014

This edition of Inside the Newsroom dives into the Top News Stories of 2014. Host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham have it narrowed down to five, topping the list with the trial, conviction and pending sentencing of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on corruption charges.


Bigger news story: “The Interview,” or Cuba?

Wow, what a news day. U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba, and Sony Pictures moves to give North Korea a veto over new releases.