Leave the US, Trump tells Democratic congresswomen of color

Northam announces preliminary budget surplus of $778M

Attorney says witness will testify Fairfax did not commit rape

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax says eyewitness backs up his story

Virginia is now election battleground in fight over gun laws

  General Assembly adjourns Special Session without considering any gun bills

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  More action outside Capitol than inside after special session fizzles among hundreds of demonstrators

Virginia Senate leader spikes his gun ban bill after majority whip resigns in protest

  General Assembly set to meet in special session on gun control Tuesday

  ’There really are a lot of misconceptions about suppressors’: NRA says on gun silencers Northam aims to ban

  Trump sticks to patriotic themes at July 4 event

  Virginia Senator faces criticism after online rape comment

On This Day: The deaths of three U.S. presidents

On this day, America declared its independence, but it's also the day that marks the the passing of presidents Adams, Jefferson, and Monroe.

Polls show Virginia voters support gun control measures

The polls show a deep divide between registered voters along partisan lines when asked about gun control generically. However, the divide is much less prominent on specific gun control measures.

  Trump says tanks will be part of his July Fourth celebration

He said Monday that a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event he's headlining July 4 in Washington, and an Associated Press photographer saw at least two M1A1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley Fighting Vehicles on flatcars in a railyard at the southeastern edge of Washington.

  Richmond City Council symbolically votes to ban guns in government buildings, parks

The Richmond City Council symbolically voted to ban guns in government buildings and parks.

  Fairfax leaving law firm after its investigation finds no wrongdoing

  At DMZ, step into history for Trump as he offers hand to Kim

On edge: 2020 Dems face prospect of being cut from debates

  Several new laws now in effect in Va.

  G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

  Bill gives harsher punishment for murder against law enforcement officers

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders to take center stage in second Democratic primary debate

The debates will be held in Miami on June 26 and 27.

Poll: Support for a Democratic majority in the General Assembly falls

A plurality of respondents said they preferred Democrats to take control of the two chambers Republicans narrowly hold, but the number dropped nine points since last July.

  Work zone, move over laws set to begin July 1

If you’re caught in a highway work zone using your phone, the fine will cost you $250.

  Democrats rail against economy-for-the-rich in first debate

Democrats are unified in their deep desire to beat President Donald Trump but divided on what kind of candidate is best positioned to do so.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ missteps on climate, wages in debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts:

  House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

Democrats have whisked a $4.5 billion bill through the House aimed at improving conditions for thousands of families and other migrants whose sheer numbers have overwhelmed federal immigration authorities.

  Fairfax says remarks on scandal raising his profile are mischaracterized

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is speaking out, saying he wants to clarify comments he made to some reporters last week.

On This Day in 1788: Virginia enters statehood

Learn more about Virginia’s journey to becoming a state on our 'How We Got Here' podcast.

  Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down.

Several new ABC-related laws to take effect on July 1

Starting on July first, several new Virginia ABC-related laws will go into effect.

  Kaine to host discussion on dangers of youth vaping

The FDA has referred to youth vaping as a “public health crisis,” with more than three million middle and high school students saying they used e-cigs in 2018.

A year later, little impact after denying Trump aide dinner

Tourism in a small Virginia town has suffered little in the year since The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump.

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe becomes CNN commentator

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined CNN as a commentator, two months after announcing he would not be one of the Democratic candidates running for president in the 2020 race

Bill passes to provide additional $110 Virginia tax refund

The House of Delegates and Virginia Senate are sending identical bills to the governor that will provide $420 million in tax rebates.

  Chuck Richardson to run for city council seat following Agelasto’s resignation

Former felon Chuck Richardson announced Tuesday evening that he will be running for Richmond’s 5th District City Council seat after Parker Agelasto announced his resignation earlier this year.

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

President Donald Trump's late-night messages promised that starting next week his administration "will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in."

  New car seat laws take effect July 1

In just a few weeks, your toddler’s car rides could get a little less exciting, but a lot more safe as new car seat laws mandate that children ages two and under are to be strapped into rear-facing safety seats.

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a legislative hearing on sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor

Independent candidate to challenge Joe Morrissey

Waylin Ross, a Petersburg native, says he 'has over ten years of unquestionable leadership experience.'

  Senator Tim Kaine hosts gun violence roundtable in Richmond

Ahead of Governor Ralph Northam’s special legislative session next month to discuss gun violence in the Commonwealth, United States Senator Tim Kaine hosted a roundtable in the city’s Southside.

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Virginians will elect lawmakers to the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, under a ruling from the Supreme Court.

On this day: Watergate break-in sparks political change

The scandal revealed abuses of power by President Richard Nixon, who eventually resigned.

Trump says he’d ‘of course’ tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

Trump appeared to walk back his comments from earlier in the week in an interview Friday.

On This Day: U.S. Rep. Scalise shot during Congressional baseball practice

On June 14, 2017, gunfire erupted at a baseball field in which lawmakers were preparing for the annual charity Congressional baseball game.

  Fairfax maintains innocence, calls for prompt investigation

Two women, Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredeth Watson, accused Fairfax of sexual assault.

House panel subpoenas ex-Trump aides Flynn, Gates

Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says in a statement Thursday the committee is examining "deep counterintelligence concerns" raised in special counsel Robert Mueller's report and "requires speaking directly" with Flynn and Gates, who were important witnesses for Mueller's investigation.

Trump says he’d ‘want to hear’ foreign dirt on 2020 rivals

The role of Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., in organizing a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer offering negative information on Hillary Clinton was a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the last presidential campaign.

Fairfax renews push for investigation into sexual assault allegations

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and his legal team are renewing their push to have sexual assault allegations made by Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson investigated.

On This Day: Bans on interracial marriage ruled unconstitutional – thanks to a Va. couple

On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Virginia’s laws prohibiting interracial marriage are unconstitutional, saying they violate the 14th amendment. The decision overturned bans on marriage on the basis of race in 16 different states.

Decision 2019: Virginia primary election results

Joe Morrissey was again on a Virginia ballot, Henrico County will have a new sheriff after 20 years and the make-up of November’s General Assembly races took shape in Tuesday’s primaries.

  Morrissey easily wins 16th District primary

The race was the most high profile in the state Tuesday with Morrissey’s name again on the ballot and Gov. Ralph Northam supporting incumbent Rosalyn Dance.

Gregory takes Dem. nomination for Henrico sheriff

Alisa Gregory will face Republican nominee Bob Matson, a Henrico police sergeant, in November.

Petersburg COO resigns a little over a year on the job

Michael Rogers began working for Petersburg in April 2018. His resignation will be effective July 31.

  What to know about Primary Tuesday in Virginia

Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. June 11.

  John Dean calls Mueller report ‘road map’ for Trump probe

John Dean, a star witness during Watergate who helped bring down the Nixon presidency, testified Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller has provided Congress with a "road map" for investigating President Donald Trump.

Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been named acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Special session on guns could test Virginia Beach delegation

Virginia Beach is the state's most populous city and its delegation in Richmond generally prefers to stay out of political fights on controversial topics.

Warren challenges Sanders for progressives’ 2020 support

The former vice president has eaten into Sanders' base with appeals to blue-collar union voters. But Warren is emerging as another threat, winning over voters with a raft of proposals that sometimes go further left than those backed by Sanders.

  US-Mexico deal offers few new solutions but political victory for Trump

The decision ended a showdown that business leaders warned would have disastrous economic consequences for both the U.S. and one of its largest trading partners, driving up consumer prices and driving a wedge between the two allies.

Poll: Biden leads tighter top tier in Iowa

Overall, 24% say they favor the former vice president, with 16% backing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Primary Tuesday: Fight over guns, upsets to watch, a potential for a comeback

Virginia's primary is Tuesday, June 11.

State’s primary process is ‘something of a free for all’

With primary day on Tuesday, it’s still unclear who the actual Republican nominee is in the 97th House District.

  Gov. Northam sets date for special session on gun laws

Northam says he wants the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hear from the public about the need for "common-sense" laws related to guns and accessories.

  How Trump tariffs on China and Mexico could hurt US economy

The new tariffs on Chinese and Mexican imports amount to potentially $190 billion a year in new taxes — paid by U.S. importers and typically passed on to consumers.

  GOP senators line up against Trump’s Mexico tariff plan

The GOP opposition is grounded in fears over what Trump's tariffs would do to the livelihoods of ordinary Americans. Senators worry they would spike U.S. consumers' costs, harm the economy and imperil a major pending US-Mexico-Canada trade deal.

Biden campaign says his climate plan failed to cite sources

Joe Biden's presidential campaign is fixing his climate policy plan because a handful of passages did not credit some of the sources in the proposal.

  ‘Unconscionable’ inaction vs. ‘dancing in blood’ of victims: VA Beach shooting reignites gun debate

Gun control supporters in Virginia are pushing for tougher laws, backing Gov. Ralph Northam’s announcement Tuesday for a special legislative session.

  Making nice at end, Trump praises outgoing May

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history will remember her fondly if the United Kingdom can successfully leave the European Union.

  Joe Biden’s $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050

Biden's plan calls for $1.7 trillion in federal spending over 10 years, with the rest of the investments coming from the private sector.

Judge rejects Congress’ challenge of border wall funding

A federal judge on Monday denied a House request to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for his proposed border wall with Mexico, saying Congress lacked authority to sue.

  Ceremony, political jibes mark Trump’s first day in London

Even before Air Force One touched down north of London, Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade against London Mayor Sadiq Khan, leader of the world city where Trump will stay for two nights while partaking in a state visit full of pomp and circumstance.

  Virginia lawmakers praise first responders, condemn ‘daily scourge’

Reactions are pouring in from state leaders on the deadly shooting at the Virginia Beach government center that left eleven people dead and six injured.

Northam orders state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Va. Beach victims

irginia Governor Ralph Northam has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff in honor of the Virginia Beach shooting victims.

Mike Herring resigning as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney

Herring sent a letter of resignation to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Friday announcing his intention to step down.

Pence to visit memorial in Virginia on 75th anniversary of D-Day

The vice president is slated to attend The Final Salute, an event marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, which will be held at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

Trump attacks Mueller, denies Russia helped him win

The president offered mixed messages on Russia's efforts to help him win in the 2016 campaign. Early in the day, Trump tweeted he had "nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected."

  Mueller’s public statement fuels calls for Trump impeachment

Special counsel Robert Mueller's first — and possibly last — public statement on the Russia investigation is fueling fresh calls on Capitol Hill to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a step that Democratic leaders have so far resisted.