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    Terry McAuliffe supporters at a rally for the Virginia gubernatorial candidate weighed in on whether they believe parents should have a say in what children are taught at school. "Of course parents' voices need to be heard," one McAuliffe supporter and former Virginia teacher attending the Dumfries, Virginia, rally, which featured Vice President Kamala Harris, told Fox News. WATCH McAuliffe...
    Democrats may control both chambers of Congress, but there are multiple reasons why the party should be concerned about the upcoming statewide election in the state of Virginia. In a piece published by The Washington Post, data scientist Lenny Bronner notes that the Virginia governor's race may be much closer than Democrats would like considering President Joe Biden won...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is not a popular politician at this point in his presidency. This is even true in Virginia, a state he won by 10 points last year, where his net approval rating (approval - disapproval) is under water. Yet in Virginia, and even nationally on the generic congressional ballot, Democrats are holding onto slim within-the-margin-of-error advantages. Why? It...
    Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin will launch a campaign bus tour on Saturday in the greater Richmond area. It's the same day as Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe's rally with former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden: Democrats' spending plan is 'a bigger darn deal' than Obamacare Harris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia Biden to stump with McAuliffe Tuesday MORE and the...
    More coverage of the Virginia Governor’s Race GLENNS, Va. (AP) — The second and final debate in Virginia’s closely watched governor’s race had been underway for about 10 minutes when a woman started shouting from the audience. “I worked very hard to be on the ballot. I should be up on the stage!” she yelled, as Democrat Terry...
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe is a blur of handshakes, hugs, backslaps and smiles as he glides through the friendly crowd at Gethsemane Baptist Church seeking help from above. For the former Virginia governor running again for his old job, it’s not necessarily God’s grace he’s after at this moment. He’s seeking assistance from another higher power a...
                        The Virginia Supreme Court refused a petition to appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit over the missing signature on Terry McAuliffe’s election paperwork. On Thursday, attorney Peter Hansen argued in a writ panel that the court should take up the appeal, saying that McAuliffe failed to file a...
    GREENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police are investigating two deaths and an injury that occurred at the North Central Regional Jail, officials said. Authorities were contacted Tuesday about multiple incidents at the jail, according to a statement from West Virginia State Police Capt. R.A. Maddy. Anthony Richard Jones, 35, of Clarksburg, and Jacqueline Veronique Pyles, 24, of Farmington,...
    Vice President Kamala Harris waves to the crowd along with Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, left, during a rally in Dumfries, Va., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. McAuliffe will face Republican Glenn Youngkin in the November election. AP/Steve Helber Vice President Kamala Harris gestures as she speaks at a campaign event for Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former...
    DUMFRIES, Va. — Vice President Harris campaigned with Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Thursday, urging voters to head to the polls ahead of Election Day. Harris illustrated what she said were the stakes of the gubernatorial election by appearing to draw parallels to former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police...
    Mountaintop removal mine at Kayford Mountain in West Virginia. As of September 2021, there are 42,300 people employed by the coal mining industry. Miners, engineers, geologists, trainers, mechanics, clerks, managers, technicians, and executives. That’s everybody. That number is down about 20% since Donald Trump took office, though—thanks to what’s been called a “boom” in the last few months, it’s down...
    (CNN)The topline numbers were enough to generate tons of headlines: After months of trailing former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin had pulled into a dead heat in a new Monmouth University poll.But dig deeper into the poll and you find even more for Republicans to like.Consider:* 1 in 5 registered voters said that education and schools was...
    An anti-critical race theory (CRT) organization is helping Virginia voters keep the issue top-of-mind with a $1 million, multi-faceted ad strategy before November's toss-up gubernatorial election. Starting on Friday, national and state TV networks will air a video accusing Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe of "minimizing" the role of parents. A digital component will target Essex, Nelson and Westmoreland counties, considered...
    As polls show the Virginia gubernatorial election neck-and-neck between former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, President Biden is scheduled to appear with the Democrat on the campaign trail. The McAuliffe campaign put out a media advisory alerting the press that Biden would campaign with McAuliffe on Tuesday, exactly one week before the election. This is a...
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been outraising Republican Glenn Youngkin ahead of Virginia’s statewide election, when one of them will become the state’s next governor. But a new report from Axios has revealed some nuances behind the numbers. A majority (59%) of Youngkin’s donations are from within Virginia, while a majority (64%) of McAuliffe’s are from outside the state. That is...
    Glenn Youngkin The Republican push to turn schools into ground zero for their culture war is getting a cash infusion in Virginia, where Free to Learn Action is putting $1 million into an ad buy targeting former governor and current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe on education and on two alleged sexual assaults in Virginia schools that are being used...
    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin are tied with less than two weeks until Election Day, a new poll shows. Each candidate stood at 46% in Monmouth University’s poll, released Wednesday. The poll also showed Youngkin leading 48% to 39% among Independents. The poll results show a stark contrast to Monmouth’s survey from last month, which...
    WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The board of a small college in West Virginia decided Wednesday to take unspecified discipline against its president on allegations that he plagiarized some speeches. West Liberty University’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the disciplinary approach after a vote to fire President W. Franklin Evans narrowly failed. READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Rescued After Canoe...
                       
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Virginia Public Policy Institute on Wednesday alleging illegal absentee ballot procedures in Fairfax County, Virginia in the 2020 general election. The move comes less than two weeks before Election Day in the highly contentious gubernatorial race between former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin....
    A Virginia father has been indicted for the murder of his four-year-old son after the boy's corpse was found in his parents' freezer. Little Eliel Adon Weaver's body may have been in the freezer for two-and-a-half years before he was finally found by police in May, after his concerned uncle called the cops.  His dad Kassceen Weaver, 49, was indicted...
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe is “too dangerous” to lead Virginia again, a Restoration Act ad, part of a $1.75 million TV ad buy, released Wednesday — less than two weeks from Election Day — asserts. “Who will keep us safe in Virginia? Murder rates are at a 20-year high with no end in sight,” the narrator of the ad begins, identifying...
    (CNN)Former President Barack Obama speaks direct to camera in a new ad for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe, warning voters that their decision will make "a statement about what direction we're headed in as a country.""I know Terry McAuliffe and I can tell you as governor no one worked harder for their state," Obama says. "And I also watched...
    Gov. Ralph Northam says Virginia has received a record number of local and private sector applications to match state investments in broadband connectivity and the state expects more than $2 billion in total broadband funding. News outlets report that Virginia aims to expand high-speed internet access to more than 250,000 homes and businesses, using federal emergency aid to close the...
    One of the largest estates in the Virginia countryside, complete with a 20,000-square-foot French-inspired mansion and 2,000 acres, remains in search of the right buyer.  The Cove, situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Hume, has been on the market for more than seven years — it was listed for nearly $24 million in 2014, according to...
    MARTINSBURG, Wv. (WJZ/AP) — Officials announced Tuesday that Jonathan and Diana Toebbe were indicted today by a Grand Jury in Elkins, West Virginia, on national security charges. Forty-two-year-old Jonathan Toebbe and 45-year-old Diana Toebbe were both charged with one count of conspiracy to communicate restricted data and two counts of communication of restricted data. READ MORE: FDA Expected To Approve...
    Chris Hayes Monday night cues up an interview with reporter Judd Legum who called school board attacks a rebranding of the MAGA movement in Virginia funded by dark money ahead of the November elections. The Tea Party knew that it could develop leverage for their conservative goals by taking over school boards to further its agenda nationally by beginning at...
    Manassas, Virginia (CNN)For nearly half a million voters in Virginia, Election Day is already over. So, in the final two weeks of the closely watched governor's race, with more people voting every day, the pressure is intensifying on Democrat Terry McAuliffe to address frustration over inaction in Washington and Republican Glenn Youngkin to overcome existential questions the GOP base has...
    With just two weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, the gubernatorial showdown between former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin – a closely watched statewide race with likely national implications - remains a razor-tight margin of error face-off. Both national and state issues are impacting the race in Virginia, which along with New Jersey are the only...
    Senators Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders hugged it out for the cameras on Monday evening, posing in front of the Capitol amid a squabble about President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion budget of social programs.  The Democratic senator from West Virginia met with his progressive colleague as Manchin has pushed for cuts to the budget package, which led to clashes between...
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe debates Republican Glenn Youngkin on the fundamental rights of millions of Americans. There’s a lot riding on next month’s election in Virginia, where Republicans are spending heavily to try to retake the state and roll back huge progressive gains. Abortion rights are at the top of that list, with a Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. The...
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell said Tuesday that Republicans are “surging” in the Virginia gubernatorial race because the state’s black community embraces school choice and rejects critical race theory (CRT). WATCH: Former Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia and leading Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin are locked in a tight contest in the Virginia gubernatorial race that has focused...
    Fox News contributor Leo Terrell said Tuesday that if Democrat Terry McAuliffe loses the Virginia gubernatorial election to Republican Glenn Youngkin, then the Democrats will lose the midterms in 2022. MCCARTHY PREDICTS MORE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RETIREMENTS TO COME AHEAD OF 2022 MIDTERMS LEO TERRELL: Well I’ll tell you right now, look Biden won Virginia by 10 points. McAuliffe is in...
    Vice President Kamala Harris appears to have violated US tax law by participating in a campaign ad for Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial re-election bid that's being aired across churches in Virginia, starting from this past Sunday.  The ad's launch marked the first time in Virginia that voters were able to cast their early ballots on a Sunday, an event dubbed 'Souls...
    Democratic infighting and gridlock in Congress over infrastructure and sweeping social programs could be partly to blame for the current state of Virginia's gubernatorial race, which is a toss-up despite President Joe Biden winning the state by 10 points in 2020. Virginia’s off-year gubernatorial election is often viewed as one of the first barometers of the mood of the...
    Glenn Youngkin, the Virginia gubernatorial candidate who is competing against Terry McAuliffe, has accused his Democrat rival of attempting to remove parents from their children’s education. He joined "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday to discuss the issue. YOUNGKIN'S CAMPAIGN AD USES MCAULLIFE'S OWN WORDS TO SHOWCASE HIS STANCE AGAINST PARENTS INFLUENCING SCHOOLS GLENN YOUNGKIN: "Laura, you have shined a very...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley previews Washington West Film Fest (Part 1) The Washington West Film Festival had to postpone last year due to the pandemic. Now, it’s roaring back to life to celebrate its 10th festival this Thursday through Monday. “We’re super excited,” Founder Brad Russell told WTOP. “Last year was...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s largest electric utility has reached a settlement agreement with regulators and other parties in an ongoing rate case that if approved would provide one-time refunds to customers and a rate reduction going forward. Dominion Energy Virginia announced the development late Monday afternoon in the rate case that kicked off in the spring. The company said...
    Interstate 66 at Route 23. Courtesy FAM Construction New Route 28 interchange in Centreville. Courtesy FAM Construction University Boulevard Park and a side lot in Prince William County. Courtesy FAM Construction A map of the exit and entrance points onto the new express lanes on I-66. Courtesy Virginia Department of Transportation Interstate 66 near Nutley...
    A billionaire associate of Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton, whose private jet was nicknamed the 'f*** jet' and 'air f*** one' has donated $200,000 to Terry McAuliffe's campaign to become Democratic governor of Virginia during the past year, according to new financial filings. They reveal that private equity Ron Burkle, who bought Michael Jackson's former Neverland ranch last year, made...
    Vice President Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisAbrams targets Black churchgoers during campaign stops for McAuliffe in Virginia Replace Kamala Harris with William Shatner to get kids excited about space exploration Republicans would need a promotion to be 'paper tigers' MORE will campaign with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Prince William County on Thursday in an effort to mobilize voters.  Harris held...
    (CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Thursday, according to a source familiar with the plans.Harris will headline an evening rally on Thursday in Prince William County, the most diverse county in the commonwealth, according to the 2020 census. Democrats in Virginia are hopeful that the vice president will be able to engage key...
    Financial reports show that Virginia’s Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe received nearly $500,000 in contributions from Michael Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety. The McAuliffe campaign’s financial report for September shows Everytown gave $400,000 on September 23, 2021. Another McAuliffe campaign financial report shows Everytown made “In-Kind” donations to McAuliffe of $53,700 and $1,179 on September 30, 2021. On October 9,...
    A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an auction is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas. The bronze sculpture, which was removed from the Dallas park in September 2017, is now at the Lajitas Golf Resort in Terlingua, Texas, the Houston Chronicle...
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams urged Black churchgoers in Virginia to turn out for former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) in his bid for a second term as chief of the Old Dominion during campaign stops on Sunday. Abrams visited three Black churches in Norfolk, then joined McAuliffe for a rally outside an early voting station, where she urged Virginians to cast their...
    Democrat Stacey Abrams campaigned for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Black churches in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday. Abrams narrowly lost the Georgia gubernatorial election in 2018 and has used that defeat to position herself as a voting rights advocate.  Second Calvary Baptist Church and Faith Deliverance Christian Center turned their pulpits over to Abrams, who endorsed McAuliffe and...
    The American Federation of Teachers rolled out an ad on Sunday in support of former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) ahead of the state's gubernatorial election on Nov. 2.  The thirty-second spot went up on broadcast and cable in the Washington, D.C. media market, which includes Northern Virginia. The ad features public school parents and educators praising McAuliffe's education proposals,...
    A Virginia couple in their 40s who refused pleas from their family to get the COVID-19 vaccine because they read misinformation online passed away from the disease within two weeks of each other, leaving behind five children and an infant grandson. High school sweethearts Kevin, 48, and Misty Mitchem, 46, regretted not taking the vaccine just before they died, according...
    Still acclimating to the post-White House political spotlight, former President Barack Obama is back ginning up enthusiasm for President Joe Biden and other Democrats as the incumbent struggles to unite his party and the country behind his sprawling liberal agenda. Most Democrats have welcomed Obama's reemergence following a break after his book tour. But his presence raises questions about Biden's...
    Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia lashed out Friday after a major newspaper in his home state published an op-ed by Sen. Bernie Sanders that called out Manchin's obstruction of his own party's Build Back Better reconciliation package. "Congress should proceed with caution on any additional spending and I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs," Manchin...