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.
Voters are souring on the Republican Party, and they place more trust in the Democratic Party when it comes to healthcare.
New polling from the University of New Hampshire has Bernie Sanders outperforming Hillary Clinton against the Republican field in the Granite State.
Good news: more of you think the notion pushed by the right that there is a War on Christmas is nonsense.
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.
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.
The Virginia Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Angela Lynn for Delegate in the 25th District on Friday.
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.
LGBT Democrats of Virginia announced its endorsement of Democratic Party nominee Angela Lynn in the 25th House District race today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 of Democrat April Moore announcing her candidacy for the Virginia Senate seat now held by Mark Obenshain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. probation office has recommended that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spend at least 10 years in prison for his convictions on a series of corruption charges. Seriously.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk news and politics.
As of Tuesday, about 7 p.m. or so, Mark Warner was still the Democrat with the magic touch in “real Virginia,” the Harvard-educated lawyer who embraced NASCAR, beloved out this way for getting Virginia Tech Hokies football into the ACC.
Statement from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on the final outcome in the 2014 Senate election and the concession in the race from his opponent, Republican Ed Gillespie.
Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie has formally conceded the Virginia U.S. Senate race to Democrat Mark Warner, saying in a Friday news conference that a recount, permissible under state law due to the race’s tight margin, would not make a difference.
There is one precinct left to count of the 2,557 spread across Virginia, the University Hall precinct in Albemarle County, and Mark Warner has a 16,540-vote lead over Ed Gillespie.
What happened on Tuesday? This episode of Inside the Newsroom with host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham tries to make sense of the 2014 midterms.
Democratic Sen. Mark Warner didn’t run like an incumbent upon 25 points in the polls in the early summer. He must have seen something that the rest of us couldn’t see.
University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato is forecasting a Republican wave in the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday.
The final polls of the 2014 election season in Arkansas and Kentucky from Public Policy Polling find Republicans in strong positions to win the open Senate seats in those states on Election Day.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk news and politics. The segment includes a discussion of a new Christopher Newport University poll showing Democrat Mark Warner up just seven points on Republican Ed Gillespie in his Senate re-election race.
After leading in polls in the summer by as much as 25 points, Sen Mark Warner is up just seven points on Republican Ed Gillespie in a new poll out Friday from Christopher Newport University.
Will Hammer, Libertarian candidate for US House of Representatives in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, has received the endorsement of Gary Johnson.
I was lucky to attend a debate among the candidates for Congress from Virginia’s Fifth District just before Game 7 of the World Series. This was the kind of event you can write about while drinking beer and yelling at a television with your family. In fact, I’m not sure there’s any other way you could write about it.
Viewers during the broadcast of the Washington-Dallas Monday Night Football game were treated to a TV spot from the Ed Gillespie campaign informing them that he is the Senate candidate who will make sure that the Redskins don’t have to change their name.
Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, a Republican, announced on Tuesday his endorsement of Senator Mark Warner for re-election.
Republicans took aim at winning a Senate majority in the 2014 midterms early last year, and as of this writing are the odds-on favorite to achieve their aim. The reward: impeachment.
Today, Senator Mark Warner’s campaign launched a new television ad, “Virginia First,” featuring former Republican U.S. Senator John Warner. John Warner endorsed Senator Mark Warner for re-election in January 2014. This is the first time John Warner has endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia.
All year long, Mark Warner has been such a heavy favorite in his Senate re-election race that the race has barely been polled. And then things tightened up a bit, not to a point where the Democrat should be uncomfortable, but even so.