Northam lays out new trade initiative as Virginia loses business

Governor plans dozens of initiatives to improve trade as state lags the rest of the country country in exports. Gov. Ralph Northam announced a plan to help state...

Republican Del. Bob Thomas wants to completely ban abortion

Despite Republicans' insistence that they won’t be eliminating abortion rights in Virginia, Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford), admitted that his party’s real goal is to hold onto their majority in the General Assembly,...

Dominion pulls a fast one on legislators and the public

When you make a deal with someone, you can’t just unilaterally change the terms of the contract after the fact just because you want more money. Or at least,...
Terry McAuliffe campaigning at a rally in Herndon, VA.

McAuliffe rumored to be planning second shot at governor

Less than a month after announcing he won't run for president in 2020, Politico reports that six sources "close" to former Gov. Terry McAuliffe say he is seriously considering another run in...

Robert Mueller: “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit...

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller delivered a statement on Wednesday morning, reiterating that his office was not confident that President Trump did not commit a crime and was prohibited from charging the...

Trump’s history of racist rhetoric in the spotlight after mass shootings

After a pair of mass shootings left more than 30 people dead, President Trump has come under renewed criticism for his racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric. On Saturday, a gunman opened...

Virginia’s Black Caucus adds four new members after historic election

The group hopes their expanded ranks can lead to action on criminal justice reform, increased funding for schools African Americans have been historically underrepresented in Virginia’s legislature, but...

Democrats won in Virginia; here’s what comes next

The new majority has to set their agenda, pick their leaders and face down potential intra-party fights. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that if Virginians voted Republican in...
Graphic: House Speaker Kirk Cox (R) and Democratic Nominee Sheila Bynum-Coleman (D)

Sheila Bynum-Coleman takes on her next candidate: House Speaker Kirk Cox

Editor's note: This is the first installment of a series profiling candidates running in competitive Virginia state legislature elections. When Sheila Bynum-Coleman lost her second consecutive bid for the...

Emily’s List pumps $1.5 million into General Assembly elections

Female Democratic candidates for the Virginia General Assembly who back full access to reproductive health care will get another $1.5 million to support their campaigns from Emily's List, The Washington Post reports.