Poll: Dead heat in Virginia gubernatorial face-off
Likely Democratic nominee and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe (left) and likely Republican nominee and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
January 9th, 2013
09:35 AM ET
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Poll: Dead heat in Virginia gubernatorial face-off

Washington (CNN) – With 10 months to go before Virginia's gubernatorial election, a new survey indicates the race is all tied up.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning, 40% of Virginia voters say that if the November election were held today, they'd vote for the likely Democratic nominee, former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, with 39% saying they'd support Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the likely Republican nominee.
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In town hall, voices ring loud on gun debate
January 9th, 2013
09:20 AM ET
2 years ago

In town hall, voices ring loud on gun debate

(CNN) – A congressman took the renewed gun debate from Capitol Hill to his constituents in California, holding a town hall Tuesday night on gun control nearly a month after a gunman massacred 27 people in Newtown, Connecticut before shooting himself.

Democratic Rep. Mike Thompson, tapped by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to explore proposals for new firearm regulations, met with residents in Napa for a passion-filled debate on how best to curb gun violence.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, January 09, 2013
January 9th, 2013
04:20 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN Security Clearance: Pentagon readies Hagel for confirmation fight
Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel wasted no time in starting formal preparations for what is expected to be a bruising Senate confirmation fight. One day after his nomination by President Barack Obama, the former Nebraska senator spent Tuesday at the Pentagon meeting key officials and settling in.

CNN: Connecticut senator wants background checks for ammunition buyers
In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, one of the state's senators announced Tuesday he will introduce legislation requiring background checks to buy ammunition.

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