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Warner, Lankford, Booker bill to codify Presidential Innovation Fellows Program signed

In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama signed into law bipartisan legislation to codify the Presidential Innovations Fellows program.


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Poll: Obama popularity in Virginia at all-time high

A new Quinnipiac University poll of Virginia voters has President Barack Obama at his highest approval in the Old Dominion ever.


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House to vote on Goodlatte bill to stop Obama settlement funds

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 (H.R. 5063) will receive a vote by the full House next week.


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#ClemencyNOW asks President Obama to deliver on clemency promises

As Congress continues to debate pending justice reform legislation, #cut50 is launching a new national campaign: #ClemencyNOW.


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The Afghanistan quagmire: Time for an exit strategy

Two weeks ago, President Obama announced that the US will draw down its troops in Afghanistan from 9,800 to 8,400, altering his original plan to reduce the number to 5,500.


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The line from Obama that floored me last night

It is not President Obama’s way to deliver a blow in the ring of the sort that puts an opponent down for the count.


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Warner, Kaine urge President Obama to promote federal lands diversity

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to promote diversity at federal land management agencies.


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Warner, Clinton, Obama on Brexit

Democratic leaders, nervous, no doubt, over the Brexit vote, are telling people to please disperse, remain calm, nothing to see here.


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Groups praise President Obama for Social Security expansion shift

President Obama’s declaration that Social Security should be expanded has been applauded with great enthusiasm by groups nationwide.


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Peace Action says Obama must not go to Hiroshima empty-handed

President Obama plans to be the first sitting President to visit Hiroshima, Japan during next months’ G7 Summit.


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Kaine statement on executive actions on gun violence

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the executive actions President Obama announced to reduce gun violence.


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Pull the other one, Mr. Obama

President Obama criticized the dominant journalistic culture for its stenographic approach of simply quoting the official statements of public figures.


Merrick Garland and the futility of politics

Ever since the death of Justice Scalia, the question of who President Obama would choose to replace him has been a central issue in politics.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protect the people’s house

The people’s duly elected representatives in Congress cannot sit silent as the Executive Branch continues to overstep its constitutional authority.


Kaine, Warner comment on Supreme Court nomination

President Barack Obama has appointed appeals court judge Merrick B. Garland to the spot on the Supreme Court left open by the death of Antonin Scalia.


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Robert Hurt: The president still fails to deliver plan to defeat ISIS

Last Monday, another important deadline in the fight to defeat the Islamic State came and went with little attention from the media.


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Robert Hurt statement Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget request

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request.


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Sens. Warner, Kaine call for additional funding to respond to Zika virus

As the threat of the Zika virus grows, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined colleagues in urging President Obama to devote increased funding.


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End youth imprisonment now

Last week President Obama put an end to the use of solitary confinement on youth locked up in the federal prison system.


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Bernie Sanders statement on Supreme Court immigration case

Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review a legal challenge to President Obama’s immigration overhaul.


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Obama’s tears for ableist fears

President Obama has said he’ll increase the efficiency of background checks. Obama’s reasoning comes from the belief that gun violence is on the rise.


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Warner, Kaine, Hurt comment on State of the Union

Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. Tim Kaine and Congressman Robert Hurt comment on President Obama’s final State of the Union address.


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Robert Hurt: The House sends healthcare repeal to the president

The policies put forth in Washington have real, and sometimes painful, effects on Fifth District Virginians, and the implementation of the President’s healthcare law is a prime example.


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Why do many green groups oppose TPP governing trade in the Pacific?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international agreement that seeks to unite the economic interests of 12 countries that border the Pacific Ocean.


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Bernie Sanders statement on Obama gun safety executive actions

U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after President Barack Obama announced he will sign a series of executive orders on gun safety.


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Virginia Democrats respond to Obama executive actions on guns

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and other Virginia Democratic Party leaders responded positively to the executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence announced today by President Obama.


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American Constitution Society statement on Obama gun violence order

Today President Obama announced he will take executive action to lessen gun violence in the face of a growing epidemic of shootings across the country.


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Law scholars detail action President Obama could take to lessen gun violence

As President Obama considers action to address gun violence, leading law scholars lay out several constitutionally sound ways to curb gun violence.


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Del. Landes lauds passage of Every Student Succeeds Act

Chairman of the House Education Committee, Del. R. Steven Landes, expressed his support as the President signed the Every Student Succeeds Act.


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Robert Hurt: We must defeat the Islamic State, keep the homeland safe

Last Wednesday, our nation was struck by a horrific terrorist attack – the deadliest terror attack in our nation since 9/11.


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama address on terror, ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the President’s address to the nation this evening.


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Warner, Kaine file amicus brief in immigration Supreme Court case

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the President’s 2014 executive actions on immigration.


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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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Bob Goodlatte: A victory for the Constitution and the American People

Put down the pen and phone, Mr. President. That was the message from a federal appeals court just a few days ago. In a victory for the Constitution and the American people, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty on immigration from being implemented.


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.