Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives to attend an event sponsored by Susan B. Anthony Pro Life America at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Senate and House Republicans Introduce Nationwide Abortion Ban

The bill would leave in place existing state bans that are more restrictive but would override current bans after 15 weeks and outlaw abortion in states where it’s currently permitted under state law.

FILE- A cannibis plant that is close to harvest grows in a grow room at the Greenleaf Medical Cannabis facility in Richmond, Va., June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Democrats Renew Push for Biden to Decriminalize Weed, an Idea Virginians Overwhelmingly Support.

Most Virginians want legal weed and so do seven in 10 Americans. It’s about as popular an idea as exists in modern politics, with majorities of virtually every demographic supporting legalization. 

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden Cancels Student Loan Debt, Extends Repayment Pause, Announces Reforms for Future Repayments

Biden’s executive order will cancel $10,000 in debt for anyone who went to college and earns less than $125,000; $20,000 for borrowers who also received Pell Grants and meet the income threshold; and dramatically reduces monthly payments for low- and middle-income borrowers moving forward.

President Joe Biden speaks before signing the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Five Ways Democrats Have Helped Virginia Under Biden’s Leadership

The Biden Administration has racked up an impressive list of legislative accomplishments that provide tangible help to Virginia’s communities, families, and individuals.

Will Joe Biden agree to cancel a portion of student loans for some borrowers? Graphic via Denzel Boyd for COURIER
Six in 10 Voters Support Extending Pause on Student Loans and Canceling At Least $10,000 in Loans

Voters under 45 support student debt cancellation in overwhelming numbers, and new polling from Courier Newsroom and Data for Progress shows canceling some amount of federal student loan debt could be a political winner for President Joe Biden. Tens of millions of Americans with federal student loans are holding their breath to see whether they’ll...

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks at the Daniel Technology Center of Germanna Community College – Culpeper Campus, Feb. 10, 2022, in Culpeper, Va. Biden came into office with a plan to fix inflation — just not the particular inflationary problem that the country now faces. His belief is that a cluster of companies control too many industries, which reduces competition for both customers and workers. That leads to higher prices and lower wages at what the White House says is an average cost of $5,000 annually for U.S. families. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Virginia Families

All 50 Senate Democrats—including Virginia Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner—voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, an impactful bill with a wide array of support from economists, climate experts, healthcare activists, and more.

A video of President Donald Trump recording a statement on Jan. 7, 2021, is played, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pence’s Secret Service Team Feared for Their Lives and Other Takeaways From the Latest Jan. 6 Hearing

One by one, former Trump loyalists and administration officials testified about how for more than three hours on Jan. 6, Trump did nothing to stop the attack on the Capitol. Instead, he ignored pleas from top aides, Trump-backing Republicans in Congress, and his own family members to issue a public statement telling his supporters to leave the Capitol.