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Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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By Amy Ayres

Morning Read: Allen, Kaine Locked in Battle

Morning Read: Allen, Kaine Locked in Battle

In Virginia, the race for Jim Webb's Senate seat is already heating up. Read »

Saturday, Dec 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Gingrich, Like Perry, Off Va. Ballot

Gingrich, Like Perry, Off Va. Ballot

Add Newt Gingrich to the list of Republican presidential hopefuls who will not be on the ballot for Virginia's March 6 primary. Read »

Friday, Dec 23, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

Perry Doesn't Make Virginia Primary Ballot

Perry Doesn't Make Virginia Primary Ballot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry failed to gather enough signatures to get on the ballot for Virginia's March 6 presidential primary. Read »

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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By Amy Ayres

Morning Read: Gingrich's Va. Scramble Keeps Him Out of NH, Iowa

Morning Read: Gingrich's Va. Scramble Keeps Him Out of NH, Iowa

While his rivals campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, Newt Gingrich is diverted to Virginia in a last-minute effort to get on the state's primary ballot. Read »

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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By Matthew Stabley

Afternoon Read: Allen, Kaine in Dead Heat

Afternoon Read: Allen, Kaine in Dead Heat

Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine are in a statistical dead heat in the U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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By Amy Ayres

Smart Growth, or "War on Rural Maryland"?

Smart Growth, or

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signs an executive order on a growth plan, angering some who argue it'll actually restrict growth in areas that need it most. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Poll: Obama Leads GOP Field in Va.

Poll: Obama Leads GOP Field in Va.

Has President Barack Obama slipped out of favor among Virginians? Perhaps not, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 8:39 AM

Morning Read: Parsing the Poll

Morning Read: Parsing the Poll

A new poll of Virginia Republicans is good news for Newt Gingrich, George Allen, and Ken Cuccinelli. Read »

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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By Jim Iovino

The Week Ahead: Two More Debates

The Week Ahead: Two More Debates

Check out The Week Ahead with First Read's Domenico Montanaro. Read »

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Newt Cancels D.C. Book Signing

Newt Cancels D.C. Book Signing

Newt Gingrich loves signing books. But he canceled Friday's signing event in D.C. due to "safety concerns." Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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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.
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