| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Environmentalists are giving Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman a trophy, albeit a dubious one: the Congressional Climate Change Deniers Award.
Christine Llewellyn, director of the Williamsburg Climate Action Network, says it’s in the shape of a...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground, received the "Military Leader of the Year" award from the Association of Defense Communities during a ceremony in Washington Thursday.
Ferrell, commanding general of the U.S....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Here's a statement from Rep. Rob Wittman, Virginia's 1st District Republican representative in Congress, following Tuesday night's passage by the House of the American Taxpayer Relief Act.
The measure passed 257-167 after being overwhelmingly approved...
| Apr 27, 2013
The Senate is set to vote on an Internet sales tax bill within the first week of May.
Also known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill gives states the authority to require online sellers to collect sales tax at the point of purchase. There is an...
| Oct 9, 2012
Oct. 29: 2nd District debate - Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, and Democratic challenger Paul Hirshbiel.
EXCLUSIVE: 3rd District debate, Oct. 1 - Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, and Republican...
| Oct 7, 2012
When he was still a child, Adam Cook decided he did not want to be a pastor like his father. He saw the stress of the late-night calls, the messiness of church politics and the pressure to come up with sermons.
"It wasn't my calling," Cook said. Instead,...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:16 PM
When he's not roaming the halls of Congress or listening to voters in his district, U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, enjoys a good hunting trip. He loads up his pickup truck with one of his yellow labs and heads to a favorite spot near his home in...
| Mar 7, 2013
A bill that shelters a string of shipbuilding programs from budget cuts breezed through the House Wednesday as a Republican majority was joined by more than 50 Democrats.
The $982 billion bill would keep the government going through the end of the year,...
| Feb 24, 2013
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them.
On Friday automatic...
| 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...