Politics


Rick Scott
A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Virginians and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who is in charge of winning back control of the US Senate for the Republican Party, introduced a plan that would raise taxes and could end Social Security and Medicare for 1.6 million Virginians and eliminate Medicaid coverage for 1.8 million residents.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, center, arrives to deliver his State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly in the House chambers at the Capitol Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia General Assembly Gears Up To Hold Veto Session

The vetoes and amendments by Gov. Glenn Youngkin can be overridden by the General Assembly with a ⅔ vote in both chambers when they reconvene on April 27.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., gestures during a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Richmond, Va., Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Facing Opposition: US Rep. Abigail Spanberger vs. Seven Republican Candidates

There are seven potential congressional candidates vying for incumbent Abigail Spanberger's seat in the Seventh District.

Joshua and his family (from left to right): Lucy, Joshua, Agnes, Minhee
Meet Josh Throneburg: Democratic Candidate for VA-05

Ahead of securing the nomination, Throneburg and his team campaigned throughout the Fifth District, one of the largest congressional districts in the commonwealth.

Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021, to complain about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and masking policies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Two Virginia Reps Vote Against a Pro-NATO Resolution to Strengthen Democracy

In an April 5 vote, the US House passed HR 831 362-63 in support of a pro-NATO resolution to strengthen democracy. All 63 votes against it were from Republicans.

Jarome Bell For Virginia
Right-Wing Extremist Running for GOP Nomination in VA-02

On June 21, 2022, people will once again head to the polls to vote in the primary ahead of November’s General Election, where all 11 of Virginia’s US House representatives are up for election. 

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., speaks before President Joe Biden speaks about prescription drug costs at the Daniel Technology Center of Germanna Community College – Culpeper Campus, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Culpeper, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Virginia’s District 7 Brings Meaningful Changes to Congress: A Woman Leads The Charge

Over the past few years, Virginia’s US Congressional District 7, under the leadership of Democrat US Rep. Abigail Spanberger, has kept up with the pace.