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Samantha Lachman

Virginia GOP Rescinds Support For Equal Rights Amendment | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fate of a bill calling for Virginia to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution remains in flux after the state Se...

Samantha Lachman

Virginia Board Votes To Amend Harsh Abortion Clinic Regulations | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

Virginia's Board of Health voted Thursday to begin a process of revising tough restrictions on abortion clinics, in a setback for abortion opponents. ...

Samantha Lachman

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to d...

Samantha Lachman

This School Has 2 Congressional Candidates -- And Election Fever | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

ASHLAND, Va. -- It's hard to find a student at Randolph-Macon College who hasn't heard that professors David Brat and Jack Trammell are vying to succe...

One Governor Down, One Governor to Go?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There's something rotten in the State of Wisconsin...

Verdict Reached In Bob McDonnell Corruption Trial

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The jury has reached a verdict in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. ...

Jury Deliberating Bob McDonnell Corruption Case

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is in the hands of a federal jury....

Analysis of the Bob McDonnell Trial and That Crazy Story About Pagans and Fortune Tellers (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 10.23.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

I discussed the corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and the controversy over whether Front Royal, Va. should keep a ban against fortune tellers, "gypsies" and practitioners of the "magic arts."

Samantha Lachman

Terry McAuliffe Sets Up Showdown With Virginia GOP Over Medicaid Expansion | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) used his line-item veto power Friday to nix portions of the state budget, extending his battle with legislative Repu...

A Profile In Cowardice

Sandeep P. Kishore, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Sandeep P. Kishore, Ph.D.

The storyline here is clear. And tragic. Senator Puckett placed the interest of himself and his family above that of his constituents. jeopardizing the lives and health of thousands of vulnerable Virginians.

So Who's The Guy Who Just Beat Eric Cantor? Meet Dave Brat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

David Brat, a tea party activist and professor, scored one of the biggest upsets in political history Tuesday when he defeated House Majority Leader E...

With Eric Cantor Defeat, Congressional Republicans Lose Only Non-Christian

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) shocking defeat Tuesday in the Republican primary to represent Virginia's 7th Congressional ...

Group Raises Another Massive Confederate Flag Over Highway

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., June 2 (Reuters) - Motorists traveling a major Virginia highway now have a second supersized Confeder...

Former Attorneys General Ask Judge To Drop Corruption Case Against McDonnell

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Five former Virginia attorneys general have asked a federal judge to consider their argument that public corruption charges aga...

Oprah Claims She Was Unaware Of Dem's Checkered Past

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

An Oprah Winfrey spokeswoman said Wednesday that Winfrey would still attend a fundraiser for Lavern Chatman, a friend running for the Democratic nomin...

Steve Martin Wants You To Know He's Not The Steve Martin Who Called Pregnant Women 'Hosts'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Actor Steve Martin wants to make sure everyone knows he's not the same Steve Martin who described pregnant woman as "hosts." The comedian took to ...

McDonnell Seeks Order On Evidence In Corruption Case

AP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say evidence turned over by prosecutors in his public corruption case is a mount...

Bob McDonnell Had His Charm, E-I-E-I-O...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

A Scandal Sing-Along! ...

Controversial Republican State Senator Withdraws From House Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Republican Virginia State Sen. Richard H. Black, who incited controversy with his comments about spousal rape, military sexual assault and homosexuali...

McDonnell Corruption Case Is No Slam Dunk, Lawyers Say

AP | ALAN SUDERMAN and ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife are accused of taking at least $165,000 in loans and gifts to help the chief ex...

GOP Congressional Candidate Doesn't Have A Problem With Spousal Rape

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Virginia state Sen. Richard H. "Dick" Black's past may come back to bite him as he runs for Congress. Mother Jones highlighted Wednesday some of the R...

Former RNC Chairman Reportedly Readying Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is gearing up to challenge Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in his reelection bid this year, the Ne...

McDonnell Decision Delayed By Justice Dept. Officials: Report | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Federal prosecutors told Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell last week that he and his wife would be charged in connection with a gift scandal, but seni...

GOP Congressman Won't Seek Reelection

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) won't seek reelection in 2014, the congressman announced Tuesday. Wolf, who has represented Virginia's 10th District for 17...

Scandal Stains McDonnell's Last Days In Office

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bob McDonnell's national profile ascended fast in four years as Virginia governor. He delivered the Republican response to the...