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Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Published 12/10/2017

Democrats desperate to rebuild after losing the White House last year have scored a string of election victories for statehouse seats, testing a new generation of candidates and activists eager to resist President Donald Trump's conservative agenda. [more…]

Anthem to sell Obamacare health plans in Virginia counties that don`t offer them

Anthem to sell Obamacare health plans in Virginia counties that don`t offer them

Published 15/09/2017

U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc (ANTM.N) said on Friday it plans to sell Obamacare health plans in 68 cities and counties in Virginia next year, covering the only remaining U.S. counties that are currently without insurers offering the plans. [more…]

Dave Matthews harnesses local roots with Concert for Charlottesville

Dave Matthews harnesses local roots with Concert for Charlottesville

Published 06/09/2017

Pop stars Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams will join the Dave Matthews Band in a free concert aimed at promoting unity in Charlottesville following clashes between white supremacists and anti-racist protesters last month. [more…]

White House downplays Charlottesville comments from Tillerson, Cohn

White House downplays Charlottesville comments from Tillerson, Cohn

Published 30/08/2017

The White House on Tuesday downplayed talk of division among President Donald Trump's advisers after Secretary of State Tillerson and economic adviser Gary Cohn appeared to criticize Trump for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. [more…]

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

Published 14/08/2017

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. [more…]

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Published 13/08/2017

For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency. [more…]

Anthem to exit Obamacare market in Virginia next year

Anthem to exit Obamacare market in Virginia next year

Published 11/08/2017

U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc (ANTM.N) said on Friday it will exit Obamacare markets in Virginia and reduce its plan offerings in Washington and Scott counties and the city of Bristol next year. [more…]

Trump bump: Court fights draw big money into attorney general races

Trump bump: Court fights draw big money into attorney general races

Published 01/08/2017

FILE PHOTO: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson party fundraising dinner at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. June 26, 2015.

Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring.

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Race for governor in Virginia set after tight primary race

Race for governor in Virginia set after tight primary race

Published 14/06/2017

Virginia Democratic governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (R) celebrates with lieutenant governor-elect Ralph Northam (L) at their election night victory rally in Tyson's Corner, Virginia November 5, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Virginia's lieutenant governor will face a former Republican national committee chairman in a November general election to become the state's next governor in a race seen as a bellwether for next year's mid-term congressional races.

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Supreme Court gives Trump more time to file travel ban briefs

Supreme Court gives Trump more time to file travel ban briefs

Published 13/06/2017

U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration more time to file papers responding to an appeals court ruling that upheld a block on a proposed travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries.

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