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Creigh Deeds

Why Mental Health Reform Is Failing At The Federal Level

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Virginia state senator Creigh Deeds would've preferred to not be in his own position as he became the face of mental health reform in his home state. ...

Creigh Deeds Plans Legal Action Against Local Mental Health Services After Son's Suicide

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) has notified local counties and cities that he intends to sue them for negligence for the treatment of his son, w...

State Senator Whose Mentally Ill Son Killed Himself: 'Real Work Lies Ahead' On Mental Health

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — R. Creigh Deeds, the Virginia state senator whose mentally ill adult son attacked him before killing himself, called mental health...

Creigh Deeds Recalls Last Moments With His Son

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) recalled his final moments with 24-year-old son Austin "Gus" Deeds Monday in a CNN interview, saying he had "no r...

Pollinate Good!

Janine Francolini | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Ari shared with us that the gifts of service to the giver and the receiver are inextricably connected and that the impact when the elements are in perfect harmony is infinite.

Luke Johnson

Creigh Deeds Faults Local Mental Health Services For Son's Suicide | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six days after the suicide of his son, Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath County) singled out the Community Services Board for bla...

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

All Hearts on Deck!

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Senator Deeds, all hearts are on deck with you. The vibrant photo of Gus playing his banjo on the campaign trail with you will be forever etched in our minds. We honor him and we honor you. We stand with you.

Creigh Deeds Released From Hospital

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

Virginia state senator and 2009 gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds was discharged from the University of Virginia Medical Center on Friday, where he...

Jason Cherkis

Gus Deeds, Virginia Tech Shooter Had This In Common | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Years before Gus Deeds failed to get the psychiatric help he needed, stabbed his father, Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds, and fatally s...

Luke Johnson

Police Reveal New Details Of Creigh Deeds Tragedy | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Bath County Sheriff's Office responded to a non-emergency call for assistance at the home of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds the da...

Luke Johnson

Creigh Deeds' Condition Upgraded | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds has had his condition updated to "good" one day after he was stabbed in the head and upper torso multip...

Luke Johnson

Creigh Deeds Violence Foreshadowed By Report Showing Psychiatric Bed Shortage | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The day before he stabbed his father and apparently shot himself to death, the 24-year-old son of Creigh Deeds, a Virginia state senator...

Luke Johnson

Creigh Deeds Stabbed, Son Reportedly Dead | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia state senator and 2009 gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds was stabbed at his home in the Millboro community of Bath County, V...

Citizens United Goes Local

Ben Tribbett | Posted 08.26.2012 | DC
Ben Tribbett

Many corporate leaders in Virginia stated their discomfort to the social legislation being pushed in the legislature -- "vaginal probes" just isn't the kind of thing that most companies want to be associated with. Will this lead them to pull back on the gas pedal of money to the GOP?

Lucia Graves

Bad Blood In Virginia's 5th Could Spell Trouble For Democrats In November | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With John Douglass now the presumptive Democratic nominee in Virginia's 5th Congressional District, prominent party leaders are finally ...

Sarah Palin: Rogue Republican or Democratic Operative?

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

If the Republican Party had half a mind, they would look at Palin's history of party divisiveness, polarization and destruction and take heed.

Creigh Deeds Ignored Our Campaign Advice: White House

Washington Post | Rosalind S. Helderman and Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in ...

Don't Believe Everything the Oracle Tells You

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Instant analysis of election results from a handful of races in an off year election is not very significant one way or the other. We'd be wise not to buy into the tub-thumping or doomsaying of pundits posing as priestesses

As Goes VA, So Goes CO? Not So Fast, My Friend

Laura Chapin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Chapin

What, if anything, does the Republican red swing in Virginia mean for fellow swing state Colorado? Not as much as the Republicans would like to think.

Deliver the Goods

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Republicans, conservative Democrats, and corporate lobbyists are all eagerly lining up to spin the losses as evidence that Democrats should go slower. That is the worst possible thing they could do right now.

What Happened in Virginia?

Ben Tribbett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Tribbett

If this election serves as a reminder that pandering to right wingers is not a successful electoral strategy -- then Deeds will have done even more good for Democrats than if he had won today.

Political Espionage in Virginia: A Facebook Funny or Critical Breach?

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

While the idea of a candidate bragging on his Facebook page about his unethical escapades is a little funny at first (ok, it's hilarious), there may be more serious implications.

Creigh Deeds Making Virginia Dems Wish They'd Picked Terry McAuliffe

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When State Senator R. Creigh Deeds defeated Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic Party chairman and confidante of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, t...

Ideologues and Election Results

Peter Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Connolly

For Democrats who value their Congressional majority, the 2009 Election results might suggest a need for caution in pursuing major new liberal initiatives until the deficit is brought down.