| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
William Tucker of Hampton beams with pride when he talks about meeting President Barack Obama last month when the president made a campaign stop in Hampton.
Tucker, 83, a veteran of three wars who has also been the head of the state longshoremen's union,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Whether it's drilling off shore for oil and natural gas, developing wind farms off the coast or a combination of the two, energy policy proposals from candidates of both parties seeking federal office could be a boon for Hampton Roads.
At first glance...
| Aug 31, 2012
HAMPTON — During his three-hour sojourn through the Peninsula on July 13, President Barack Obama's motorcade traveled with escorts from state and city police and passed down roads blocked by the city Public Works Division to a gymnasium prepared...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:09 AM
CHARLOTTE -- Speaking to members of Iowa's influential delegation to the Democratic convention on Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a shot at several Republican governors while laying out a broad vision for the party that some suspect he hopes...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Here are local reactions to today's U.S. Supreme Court5-4 ruling upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, said he "will continue to support limiting the federal government's reach."
"As this law...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Virginia's governor has reappointed the University of Virginia board member who led the failed effort to oust school president Teresa Sullivan.
Gov. Bob McDonnell reappointed university Rector Helen Dragas of Virginia Beach on Friday.
Dragas was the...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Virginia's schools will soon offer a new digital education program that will encourage students to use technology and social media safely and responsibly.
Gov. Bob McDonnell and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner appeared at a news conference Thursday to introduce...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The march of technology has changed the way we communicate. Young people especially are seeing the benefits, and the dangers of living their lives online. Now the state is introducing a new effort to help students navigate some of the difficult issues...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, again asked the Obama administration to open the state’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration.
In a letter Friday to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, the pair said that...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:24 PM
The President was about thirty minutes behind schedule when Air Force One touched down at Roanoke Regional Airport Friday evening, but a small group that welcomed Barack Obama to western Virginia wasn't disappointed.
The President walked from the...