The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus this afternoon joined House Democrats and Gov. McAuliffe in calling Del. Joe Morrissey’s immediate resignation.
In light of his conviction for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the House Democratic Caucus calls for the immediate resignation of Delegate Joe Morrissey.
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.”
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the decision by Timothy Heaphy, United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, to step down.
About a year ago, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was visiting our troops in the Republic of Korea thanking them for their service and answering their questions.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down.
VMI head men’s soccer coach Richie Rose announced his resignation as the program’s ninth head coach on Monday. Rose’s resignation becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2015.
Not since 2001 has the General Assembly been in session this long. While these extended sessions do not often occur, I fear the Jeffersonian ideal of a part-time citizen legislature is in jeopardy.
EMU has announced the resignation of women’s volleyball coach Jeff Tyson. He has accepted a position as the Fitness and Aquatics Operations Manager at The Centre in Adrian, Mich.
Andrei Illarionov, former economic policy advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell released Monday a letter sent last week to United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. requesting guidance on the legality of three gubernatorial appointments.
R.T. Smith’s new book of poetry, “In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems” (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his award-winning exploration as a poet for the past 33 years.
Governor Terry McAuliffe accepted Paul Galanti’s decision to conclude his service to the Commonwealth as Commissioner, Department of Veterans Services.
You have to wonder how Phil Puckett and Terry Kilgore reacted to the news that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on multiple federal corruption charges related to $170,000 in loans and gifts that the former First Couple received from a state businessman.
Today, in response to the admission by the Central Intelligence Agency that it illegally spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis called for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan and released the following statement:
Virginia Democrats are calling on Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie to condemn a Facebook post from Republican Party of Virginia treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds suggesting that Muslims have contributed nothing to the American social fabric.
Liberal blogger Ben Tribbett tweeted his resignation from the Washington Redskins late Monday night, ending a relationship between the NFL franchise under fire from liberal activist groups trying to get the team to drop its racist name and one of their supposed own.
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director James Comey regarding reports that the FBI is investigating the June 8 resignation of Virginia State Senator Phillip Puckett.
Virginia Democrats are pointing to emails obtained by The Times-Dispatch as clear evidence that House GOP Delegate Terry Kilgore was complicit in Senator Phillip Puckett’s resignation.
“Terry spoke to us today about announcing your role w/ the Commission in conjunction with what he said is your intention to announce your Senate plans tomorrow,” an email dated June 5 from Tim Pfohl, the interim executive director of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, to Phil Puckett, a Democratic state senator at that point two days away from announcing his resignation.
Virginia Democrats are raising issue with the dirty tricks that they say House Republicans are using to make sure that 400,000 Virginians are denied their healthcare.
Last week saw the passage of a state budget and also the potential demise of Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Two dramatic events of the previous few days drove the results of the Special Session.
Mike Hymes has announced his candidacy for Democratic nomination in the 38th Senate District. The election, a result of Democratic Senator Phillip Puckett’s resignation, will be held August 19th.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington called for an investigation into whether former State Sen. Phillip P. Puckett violated federal and state anti-corruption laws by resigning from office in exchange for a job appointment.
With Phil Puckett’s resignation throwing control of the State Senate back to Republicans, it’s looking like the budget stalemate that has tied up local and state government since the winter will lift as soon as Thursday.
I thank Secretary Shinseki for his service to our country and his willingness to accept responsibility for the failures that have occurred during his tenure as Secretary of the VA.
Earlier today, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced his resignation in light of the growing VA scandal. His resignation is only part of the solution to the systemic problems within the VA system.
Bath Community Senior Center Director Laurie Altieri, who joined VPAS on Sept. 12, announced her resignation on Oct. 23. Recruitment for a new director started immediately following Laurie’s resignation notice. On Oct. 31, Susan Loan, who previously interviewed for the BCSC director position, was selected to join VPAS and BCSC as its new director.
Bath Community Senior Center Director Laurie Altieri, who joined Valley Program for Aging Services and Bath Communty Senior Center on Sept. 12, announced her resignation on Oct. 23.
Virginia women have turned on Gov. Bob McDonnell, pushing his job approval rating to a new low of 46-37 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Voters still say 44-36 percent that the governor is honest and trustworthy and only 16 percent of voters, most of whom are Democrats, think he should resign.
The newest Virginia poll from Public Policy Polling finds that Gov. Bob McDonnell’s net approval rating has dropped 12 points in the last month. Only 36 percent of voters approve of the job he’s doing, to 41 percent who disapprove. The drop is being seen across the board.
The Republican blogosphere was buzzing on Monday about a rumor that Gov. Bob McDonnell will be stepping down in the near future as part of a plea deal in the ongoing investigation into gifts received by the governor’s family from a prominent campaign donor.