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  • Election results likely to decide the sequestration debate

    Virginia is set to hurl over a "fiscal cliff" on Jan. 1 if lawmakers in Washington cannot come up with a deal before then to stop nearly $500 billion in cuts in military spending put in place by last summer's deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling. A...
  • Election 2012: Democrats, Republicans offer clear choice on taxes

     Election 2012: Democrats, Republicans offer clear choice on taxes
    At the center of the fall campaigns, from the presidential race on down, is whether to extend all or some of President George W. Bush's temporary tax cuts which are set to expire at the end of the year. President Barack Obama wants the Bush-tax cuts to...
  • Voters will decide thrust of economic policy going forward

    As the national economy struggles to find solid footing following the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, candidates for federal office, from the presidential race down to the local congressional races, are locked in a philosophical...
  • Hampton Roads reacts to Supreme Court's decision to uphold health-care law

    Hampton Roads reacts to Supreme Court's decision to uphold health-care law
    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...
  • Facts often get lost in the Medicare scare tactic

    Facts often get lost in the Medicare scare tactic
    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,...
  • Hundreds gather to remember soldier

    Saturday's memorial service began somberly as mourners filled the chapel during the rainy morning. The chaplain acknowledged the passing of the five other soldiers in the explosion in Iraq that killed Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Dozier of Chesapeake....
  • Health-care TV ad wars underway

     
    by Mark Silva In the roiling mix of political crosswinds that may come to characterize the 2009-2010 elections -- in which a Republican quit one congressional race to campaign for the winning Democrat, and in which the president's party was......
  • Social media wrap: Watching Newt Gingrich – No Mickey-ing about here

     
    Former House speaker gains media exposure with a watch from DisneyWorld. His social networking moves, however, give clearer clues of his political intentions....
  • Bills give landing field foes more power

    Two local congressmen have introduced legislative amendments that would give more teeth to opposition to the Navy's proposed outlying landing field. A measure by Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R- Chesapeake, would allow each county being considered for the...
  • Your votes in Washington

    HOUSE VOTES War Budget For, 226; Against, 202 Members passed, 226-202, the final version of a bill to provide $106 billion through Sept. 30 for efforts such as waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan and combating global flu. A yes vote backed HR 2346 over...
  • Congressmen reach out electronically on health care

    Over at Twitter, snarky newsman Roland Hedley is hot on the story of health-care forums gone bad. "Hope town hall isn't called off over some death threat," the Doonesbury character recently tweeted. "Democracy doesn't work when our leaders are cowardly."...