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Poll: Trump unpopular in Virginia

President Donald Trump is well under water among Virginia voters, according to new poll results released by the University of Mary Washington.

Lisa Rosenberg: Militarizing police under a cloak of secrecy

President Trump issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that the DOD can hand over to state and local police forces.

Virginia Tech expert: Alternative facts, fake news, xenophobia and confirmation bias

President Donald Trump is a “master” at confirmation bias – a phenomenon hardwired into the human brain.

Pardon me? No question that’s what Donald Trump needs to do

Donald Trump granting himself an unconditional pardon is unmitigated genius.

Virginia Tech expert projects a soft tone from Trump-Putin summit

President Trump seems to be ready to soften discussions of Russian meddling into the U.S. elections, according to a Virginia Tech expert.

Suffolk University/USA Today poll shows Trump approval dipping

Voters are souring on President Donald Trump and the GOP, according to a Suffolk University/USA Today national poll of registered voters.

AFBF president gives proposed agriculture budget an ‘F’

The president of the country’s largest agricultural advocacy group said the proposed budget President Trump sent to Congress fails farmers.

Trump administration using campaign of disinformation, secrecy to target immigrants

The Trump administration has yet to break ground for its promised border wall to keep the undocumented out of the United States.

Putin’s epic Trump troll

How about that epic troll today? Gotta give it to that Vladimir Putin. Dude has President Trump over a barrel. Again.

Giving Trump the benefit of the doubt on Comey

Playing devil’s advocate, is it possible that President Trump didn’t just clumsily admit to something in his move to fire FBI Director James Comey?

Ceaser to speak at W&L on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency

James W. Ceaser will speak at W&L on “The First 100 Days: Reflections on the Trump Presidency.” His talk is free and open to the public.

Syria missile attack: Is this whole thing a work?

In case you hadn’t made the connection that the Syria airstrikes mean the Trump team isn’t in league with Russia, Eric Trump laid it all out.

Trump order on climate change rollback: Reckless folly?

Today, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress.

Suffolk Univ./USA Today Poll: Voters say Trump shows leadership, not sure of direction

Voters say President Donald Trump has shown leadership in his first 40 days in office.

Poll: Is Trump watching too much cable news?

President Donald Trump famously watches a lot of cable news. Americans seem to think he doth watch too much, according to a new poll.

Court: Trump order likely unconstitutional, issues prelim injunction

A federal judge found that President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 Executive Order is actually the Muslim ban that he promised as a candidate.

Poll: Americans now evenly divided on Trump impeachment

The Internet just about broke down two weeks ago when we reported that a third of Americans backed the impeachment of President Trump.

Sam Ben-Meir: President Trump’s moral harm

During President Trump’s first full week in office he has begun to dismantle America’s moral standing on the international stage.

Donald Trump: Wrestling heel, babyface, anti-hero?

That Donald Trump is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame has been well-documented by political commentators.

An open source insurgency against Trump?

The Trump vote included a sizeable number of people who voted for him only reluctantly, and are already experiencing buyer’s remorse.

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Poll: A third of American voters already back Trump impeachment

More than a third of American voters already back the impeachment and removal of Donald Trump, according to a new poll.

Important clues from Trump-May summit, says Virginia Tech expert

Friday’s meeting between British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump might signal the beginning of a new era.

Poll: Virginia looks unfavorably on President Trump

A new Roanoke College Poll has Virginians looking unfavorably on President Donald Trump.

Trump, Nieto not seeing eye to eye on border wall, who pays

President Trump is saying he might cancel a scheduled meeting with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto if Mexico refuses to pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump opposition can learn from Italian novelist

The opposition to President Donald Trump should look to history and take cues from the writings of Umberto Eco.

Virginia Tech international affairs expert: Unexpected benefits to Trump’s presidency?

An expert in international economic affairs says he sees unanticipated outcomes to President-elect Donald Trump’s election.

Virginia Tech expert says Trump needs to understand history, symbolic importance of inaugural speech

Virginia Tech’s Bob Denton says President-elect Donald Trump needs to be mindful of his audience on Inauguration Day.

What are environmentalists doing to prepare for a Trump presidency?

The Trump administration has vowed to gut the EPA, cancel the carbon-busting Clean Power Plan, and pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Poll: Trump still not all that popular with voters

A majority of Americans hold a negative opinion of President-elect Donald Trump, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling.

“Seek Peace While Preparing for War”: A strategy for the outset of the Trump era

The U.S. has entered an extraordinarily dangerous era, with Donald Trump as president and a deplorable Republican Party in control of Congress.

Survey: 48% think next president should be able to speak second language

A survey performed in August 2016 by One Hour Translation indicated that 48% think the next U.S. president should speak a second language.

Donald Trump: Ideological tests for new immigrants

Prospective new immigrants would have to pass an ideological test for admission to the United States under a proposal being floated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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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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Tim Kaine: Trump would pose ‘unprecedented danger’ as commander-in-chief

Sen. Tim Kaine said Donald Trump would pose an “unprecedented danger” to America and the world should he become commander-in-chief.

Johnson, Weld nominated by Libertarians for president, veep

Two-term Massachusetts governor William Weld became the vice presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party.

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Clinton releases plan to limit childcare costs

Hillary Clinton outlined her vision to help working families afford the rising costs of childcare.

Republicans have a Trump problem: But Democrats have a Clinton problem

All eyes are on how the Republican Party is about to implode with Donald Trump all settled as the GOP presidential nominee.

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The short memory of Bernie Sanders

During his interview with the New York Daily News, Bernie Sanders was asked to specify the fraud committed by Wall Street banks.

Trump’s toxic aggrieved-nation shtick

The key to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — the feature that explains nearly everything else about that toxic dump — is his aggrieved-nation shtick.

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African American rural grassroots leaders endorse Hillary Clinton

Today, a group of 23 African American rural grassroots leaders from across the country are announcing they are endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.

Super Tuesday: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump win in Virginia

Hillary Clinton won going away in Virginia’s Democratic Party presidential primary, and Donald Trump walked away with a narrow win over Marco Rubio on the Republican side on Super Tuesday.

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Bernie Sanders shooting for $40 million fundraising month

Bernie Sanders backers were racing the clock on Monday to raise more than $40 million by tonight’s end-of-the-month midnight deadline.

Sanders, Trump both too establishment on Syria

Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton both want the U.S. government to set up a “safe zone” in Syria to care for refugees from the raging civil war.

Hillary for Virginia opens Roanoke office with State Sen. John Edwards

Today, Hillary for Virginia will open a Roanoke office in advance of the March 1 primary.

Zoe for President: Waynesboro YMCA backs toddler for White House

It’s presidential season, and the Waynesboro YMCA is throwing its support to an outsider candidate, a 1-year-old named Zoe.

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Eight Virginia mayors endorse Hillary Clinton for president

Hillary Clinton’s support in Virginia continued to grow today as eight additional Democratic mayors endorsed her in advance of the March 1 primary.

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John Kasich makes his case at UVA’s Miller Center

On Monday, presidential candidate John Kasich became the second 2016 presidential candidate to appear on “American Forum” at UVA’s Miller Center.