Obama makes an unannounced trip to grab a burger
Obama having lunch at FireFlies Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Obama was joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. June 10, 2014 (CNN)
June 10th, 2014
04:59 PM ET
4 months ago

Obama makes an unannounced trip to grab a burger

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) – It's not everyday you get to have lunch across the table from the President.

But that happened Tuesday afternoon, as President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made an unannounced visit to FireFlies restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, as this producer was eating lunch.

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Filed under: Arne Duncan • President Obama • Virginia
Cantor takes nothing for granted against conservative challenger
June 10th, 2014
12:56 PM ET
4 months ago

Cantor takes nothing for granted against conservative challenger

(CNN) – The No. 2 Republican in the House and potential speaker has been hitting back at a primary challenger who accuses him of abandoning GOP principles.

David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College outside Richmond, isn't likely to come close to ousting Eric Cantor in Tuesday's vote in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

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Filed under: 2014 • Eric Cantor • Virginia
In the Virginia woods, Mark Warner is trailed by Obamacare
Incumbent Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, talks with likely Republican challenger Ed Gillespie at the state's annual Shad Planking fish fry (CNN)
April 16th, 2014
08:51 PM ET
5 months ago

In the Virginia woods, Mark Warner is trailed by Obamacare

Updated 7:27 a.m. ET, 4/17/2014

Wakefield, Virginia (CNN) - Mark Warner was weaving his way through the crowd on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at the Shad Planking, the annual Virginia fish fry that brings beer-sipping politicos together in the tall pines of southeastern Virginia, when a burly man sporting an NRA sticker approached.

“Senator, did you read the Affordable Care Act before you voted for it?” he asked.

Warner, his brow furrowed earnestly, was prepared.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ed Gillespie • Mark Warner • Obamacare • Virginia
Oprah to campaign for House candidate
March 18th, 2014
03:08 PM ET
7 months ago

Oprah to campaign for House candidate

(CNN) – You may have never heard of Lavern Chatman, a Democrat running for Congress in northern Virginia.

But now that her pal Oprah Winfrey is making a rare political appearance for the candidate, Chatman is making national headlines.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Oprah Winfrey • Virginia
2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states
March 4th, 2014
08:51 AM ET
7 months ago

2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton tops Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan in hypothetical showdowns in three states, according to new multi-state survey.

And a majority of voters questioned the polls by Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey and Siena College in New York state, say they have a favorable view of the former secretary of state and name her most often as the one eligible person that they'd most like to see as the next president.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • New Jersey • New York • Paul Ryan • Polls • Rand Paul • Virginia
February 14th, 2014
07:58 AM ET
8 months ago

Judge deems Virginia's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

(CNN) - A federal judge in Virginia has struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, according to court documents.

"These laws deny Plaintiffs their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution," U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen wrote in her opinion.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Virginia
January 24th, 2014
09:40 AM ET
8 months ago

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, wife plead not guilty to gift charges

Updated 2:39 p.m. ET, 1/23/2014

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell greeted his pastor, acknowledged the media, and proclaimed himself in good health on Friday in court where he and his wife pleaded not guilty to federal charges they accepted illegal gifts.

Considered a possible running mate for Mitt Romney in 2012 and a potential candidate for the White House itself down the road, a one-time rising star of the Republican Party has experienced a slow-motion fall from prominence over a scandal involving fancy clothes, golf clubs and a guy named Jonnie.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
Polls: Warner way ahead of Gillespie in Virginia
January 23rd, 2014
12:23 PM ET
8 months ago

Polls: Warner way ahead of Gillespie in Virginia

(CNN) - Incumbent Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, leads Republican challenger Ed Gillespie by a 20 percentage point margin, according to a new poll released Thursday.

The first-term senator and former governor, who's up for re-election in November, carries 50% of Virginia voters, compared to Gillespie's 30% in the hypothetical matchup survey conducted by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ed Gillespie • Mark Warner • Virginia
Virginia attorney general: state's same-sex marriage ban unlawful
January 23rd, 2014
09:12 AM ET
8 months ago

Virginia attorney general: state's same-sex marriage ban unlawful

Updated 11:55 a.m., 1/23/2014

(CNN) – Virginia's new Democratic leadership has declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and won't defend it in federal lawsuits, illustrating how partisan shifts at the top can swiftly move the needle on hot button issues.

"It's time for the commonwealth to be on the right side of history and the right side of the law," state Attorney General Mark Herring said at a news conference.
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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Virginia
Judge denies McDonnell one-week delay in arraignment
January 22nd, 2014
04:20 PM ET
8 months ago

Judge denies McDonnell one-week delay in arraignment

4:55 p.m. ET, 1/22/2014

(CNN) - A judge has denied Tuesday a request by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to delay his and his wife's arraignment in federal court by one week.

The arraignment is scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. in Richmond.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
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