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Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM
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By Associated Press

Va. AG Commits to Hiring Veterans

Va. AG Commits to Hiring Veterans

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will begin making his office a certified "Virginia Values Veterans" employer. Read »

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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By Associated Press

15K Voter Registrations Challenged in Fairfax

15K Voter Registrations Challenged in Fairfax

A watchdog group says nearly 15,000 voters in Fairfax County may also be registered to vote in Maryland. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Ballot Set to Replace NoVa Delegate

Ballot Set to Replace NoVa Delegate

Residents of north Arlington, Crystal City and McLean will be selecting a replacement for Bob Brink, who represented Virginia's 48th district for 17 years. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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By Domenico Montanaro

Black Voters: Reason McAuliffe Won in Va.

Black Voters: Reason McAuliffe Won in Va.

McAuliffe won black voters by a 90-8 percent margin, a similar spread to the 93-6 percent President Barack Obama ran up in the 2012 presidential election in the Old Dominion. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Thin Turnout at Political Parade in Va.

Thin Turnout at Political Parade in Va.

All seven candidates on Virginia's November statewide election ballot turned out Monday for the annual political parade and speeches in Buena Vista, but they encountered the leanest turnout and lowest rate of... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Domenico Montanaro

Why Terry McAuliffe’s Winning in the Race for Governor

Why Terry McAuliffe’s Winning in the Race for Governor

Why is it that McAuliffe is up 48-42 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll among likely voters over his Republican attorney general rival? Simple: Follow the money. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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By NBC Washington

McDonnell to Return All Remaining Gifts From Political Donor

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will return all remaining family gifts from Jonnie Williams. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Va. AG Asks Justices to Stay Anti-Sodomy Ruling

Va. AG Asks Justices to Stay Anti-Sodomy Ruling

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared Virginia's law against oral and anal sex unconstitutional in March. Cuccinelli appealed the panel's 2-1 ruling to the Supreme Court in June. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM

ACLU to Challenge Va.'s Gay Marriage Ban in Court

ACLU to Challenge Va.'s Gay Marriage Ban in Court

The ACLU says that Virginia's ban violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law. Read »

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Va. Sen. Kaine Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Va. Sen. Kaine Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Kaine visited with troops from Virginia and discussed the ongoing transition to democracy there, said a spokesperson from his office. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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