Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall

Trump conferred Tuesday at the White House with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ahead of a Dec. 21 deadline to shut down a range of government agencies.

Herring announces bid for governor in 2021

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Virginia House Democrats pick new leader

Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

Supreme Court hearing closely watched double jeopardy case with Russian probe implications

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Nation says goodbye to America’s 41st president

President George H.W. Bush honored at state funeral; body returns to Texas to lie in repose

Woody and Nelsen Funeral Homes allow residents to offer condolences to Bush family

Giuliani’s tweet links to a ‘Trump is a traitor’ website. He blamed Twitter, but his typo is responsible.

GOP senators, White House clash after CIA briefing on Khashoggi murder

Bush family returns to Capitol rotunda to view casket, thank visitors

  Attorney General holds round table discussion on hate crimes, white supemacist violence

Attorney General Mark Herring continues to hold a series of round table discussions across The Commonwealth focused on proposed legislation to combat hate crimes and white supremacist violence.

Sex trafficking legislation calls for ‘John schools and making ‘happy endings’ illegal

The legislation now goes to the General Assembly, which will consider it during the session that starts next month.

  ‘A great leader who made a great difference’: George HW Bush lies in state after eulogies from Pence, others

The 41st president has returned to Washington, DC, and he will lie in state at the Capitol through Wednesday.

Campaign worker for N.C. congressional candidate has criminal history

WECT uncovered documents at the Bladen County Board of Elections office that show McCrae Dowless, a convicted felon who has done prison time after convictions for fraud and perjury, personally turned in hundreds and hundreds of absentee ballot requests leading up to the November election.

Dictionary mocks President Trump’s latest Twitter misspelling

Retired Marine recalls memories of visit from President George H.W. Bush

Federal permits issued for Atlantic seismic testing, including along Virginia coast

Funeral services for George H.W. Bush to be held in Washington, DC, Houston

Bush to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda

Virginia lawmakers react to former President George H.W. Bush’s death

  Trump’s labor secretary criticized for negotiating wealthy sex offender’s plea deal

Epstein, a financier who counted Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, among his friends, was accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as far back as 2001.

Equal Rights Amendment campaign sets sights on General Assembly session

In the coming year’s 45-day session, supporters are calling on House and Senate leadership to commit to equality by ensuring a path for joint resolutions to the House and Senate floors.

Report: White House prepared to announce bump stock ban

Bump stocks gained national attention last year after a gunman in Las Vegas rigged his weapons with the devices to fire on concertgoers, killing 58 people.

Virginia House Speaker wants to move primary election from June to September

Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox is asking the Eastern District Court to move the date for next year’s primary election from June to September 10.

Trump says pardon for Manafort ‘not off the table’

President Trump suggested in a new interview that pardoning Paul Manafort is a possibility.

First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people.

  Government shutdown looms over border wall fight

Congress has a little more than a week to avoid a potential government shutdown, and there's a big wall in the way.

Stormy Daniels appearing at Papermoon on Dec. 4

Stormy Daniels has made numerous headlines this year about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump.

GM stocks plunge after White House threats

General Motors stocks plunged after President Trump warned he will cut all subsidies for the company if they lay off thousands of Americans.

White House reacts to Paul Manafort’s Mueller problems

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held her first briefing in nearly a month Tuesday, focusing on the Russia probe and new allegations against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Caravan migrants explore options after Tijuana border clash

Most were dispirited on Monday, a day after U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back some migrants who had breached the border. They saw the clash and official response as hurting their chances of reaching the U.S.

Trump rejects key conclusion of US government climate report

The National Climate Assessment report warned that natural disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming.

Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi refuses Mueller plea deal

Jerome Corsi, an author, political commentator and conspiracy theorist, said he's rejecting a plea deal from special counsel Robert Mueller.

Mexican officials: 39 arrested at US-Mexico border will be deported to home countries

The vast majority of the more than 5,000 Central American migrants, who have been camped out for more than a week in Tijuana, returned to their makeshift shelter to line up for food and recuperate from an unsettling afternoon.

Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone says he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller's team

Lawmakers finalizing draft bill that would get rid of the liquor ratio for most restaurants

Lawmakers are getting closer to finalizing proposed legislation to change Virginia’s alcohol-control laws, including the mixed-drink ratio rule that limits liquor sales and essentially prevents full-fledged bars from operating in the state.

Major permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline suspended

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline hit another permitting snag Tuesday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended the 600-mile project’s authorization to cross hundreds of waterways and wetlands.

Melania Trump to speak at Liberty University

The event will be styled as a town hall and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell will discuss the university’s actions in regard to the opioid abuse.

Friday marks inaugural day of unity in Richmond

“I am my brother and my sisters keeper Day" passed in the house during the last general assembly session.

Virginia lawmakers announce proposals to legalize sports betting

The flurry of legislative interest follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that struck down a federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada.

Virginia’s Medicaid expansion drawing thousands more enrollees than initially projected

The new estimates won’t alter the total expansion population, which the state has said will be about 400,000.

Trump pardoned a turkey named Peas for Thanksgiving

To honor Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump pardoned a turkey named Peas on Tuesday.

  2020 visions: Presidential potentials make power moves - yes, already

It's early, and the Democratic field is crowding with potential challengers to Trump.

Councilman Agelasto announces he will not seek re-election

Agelasto has represented the 5th District since he was first elected in 2012 and said he also believes in term limits and “allowing new voices to be heard and opportunities for new leaders to emerge.”

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday, made clear that the audio recording, supplied by the Turkish government, would not affect his response to the Oct. 2 killing of Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been critical of the Saudi royal family.

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson ends re-election bid after decades in Congress, concedes to Republican Rick Scott

Scott issued a statement Sunday saying Nelson "graciously conceded" their Senate race shortly after the state's recount ended.

Stoney: Half of extra tax dollars generated from proposed downtown project would go to schools

Mayor Stoney pledged that most of the billion-plus dollars in surplice tax money anticipated to be generated from the project, would go to schools.

Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house

U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman ordered Friday that John Hinckley Jr. can live by himself or with others within 75 miles of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Chesterfield to receive federal funding for Hurricane Florence damage

There are now 32 localities eligible for finding. It will provide reimbursement for up to 75 percent of costs.

Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim majority. But Democrat Stacey Abrams maintains that enough uncounted absentee, mail-in and provisional ballots remain to force a Dec. 4 runoff and keep alive her bid to become the first black woman i

Freshman class of 116th Congress invades Washington

The freshman class is in Washington learning how to govern in the nation’s capital and how to navigate the halls of power ahead of their official start in January.

Supreme Court to hear Virginia GOP’s districting appeal

The court’s action Tuesday comes in a case involving 11 districts in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Rick Scott's lead over incumbent Bill Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's race, unofficial results showed GOP's Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by 0.41 points.

A ‘game changer?’ Proposed Medicaid benefit would cover housing services

The connection between health and housing — it’s tough to be healthy if you do not have a safe place to sleep — has been well known for years.

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

All 67 counties in the Sunshine State are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts, and half had already begun by Monday.

Election season isn’t over for all Virginians

Midterms are over for Virginia voters, but there will be at least one more election before the end of the year for some.

FDA could move e-cigs out of gas stations

The FDA is expected to announce a crackdown on e-cigarette sells to minors. They plan to limit e-cig sells to vape shops and tobacco stores.

Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, and the deeply purple state learned Saturday there will recounts in three key races.

  Abigail Spanberger changes the face of the Virginia 7th District Congressional seat

The Congresswoman-elect is now the first woman to ever win the district and the first Democrat elected there since 1968.

Richmond residents protest Matthew Whitaker’s decision to not recuse

Over 150 residents chanted and carried signs to show how unhappy they are with Matthew Whittaker.

Democrat announces candidacy for state Senate seat

Del. Jennifer Boysko announced Wednesday that she plans to run for a seat currently held by state Sen. Jennifer Wexton in Northern Virginia.

GOP candidate called ‘Bigfoot erotica’ devotee wins race

Denver Riggleman won handily over Democrat Leslie Cockburn (COE'-birn) in Tuesday’s race for the 5th District.

After midterms, Democrats look to make state gains

With the midterms over, Virginia Democrats are looking to keep riding a wave of voter discontent with President Donald Trump to take control of the state legislature next year.

Deadly white nationalist rally organizers sue host city

Organizers of last year's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, are suing the city and police officials over what they say were violations of their constitutional rights.

Colorado voted to abolish slavery in their state – in 2018

Slavery was allowed in cases where it was punishment for a crime

Brian Kemp steps down as secretary of state after declaring victory over Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

Kemp has just above 50 percent of the vote. A runoff only happens if no candidate is above that percentage.

CNN reporter has White House access revoked after contentious news conference

The reporter, Jim Acosta, drew the ire of President Trump at a media conference on Wednesday at the White House.

Spanberger joins ‘wave of women’ in Washington

Congresswoman-elect Abigail Spanberger will join 96 other women elected into the U.S. House of Representatives, Tuesday night.

Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Sessions resigned at the president's request, ending a very tumultuous relationship with Trump. Chris Whitaker is acting attorney general, who has been critical of the Mueller investigation.

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

Both President Trump and Rep. Nancy Pelosi said they were happy with the election results, but will the two parties work together?

Spanberger victorious in 7th District; Brat says ‘voters have spoken’

Rep. incumbent Dave Brat said he would not be conceding Tuesday night in his tight race with Dem. Abigail Spanberger.

Legalized marijuana expands into 3 more states

33 states have now legalized marijuana to some extent.

Scott Miles wins race for Chesterfield commonwealth’s attorney

The final vote total was 73,122 for Scott Miles to 70,595 for John Childrey.

Republican Rob Wittman re-elected, defeats Vangie Williams in 1st District

Republican Rob Wittman has been re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Republican U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith re-elected in 9th Congressional District

Republican U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith has been re-elected in one of Virginia's most reliably right-leaning districts.

Democrat Jennifer Wexton defeats two-term Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock

Democrat Jennifer Wexton has defeated two-term Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock in a northern Virginia congressional race that drew national attention.

GOP Del. Ben Cline defeats Jennifer Lewis for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District

A Republican state lawmaker has defeated his Democratic challenger to maintain GOP control of Virginia's 6th Congressional District.

Republican Joe McNamara defeats Carter Turner for 8th District seat

Republican Joe McNamara defeated Democrat Carter Turner Tuesday in a Roanoke-area House district.