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Trump Interview Reveals 3-5 Cabinet Changes Coming, Won’t Interfere In Russia Investigation

During an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday, when asked about his controversial pick of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general and his previous commentary about the White House ending the Mueller probe, President Trump said that "It's going to be up to him" and that "I really believe he's going to do what's right," adding the "witch hunt" has gone on far too long. He also shut the door on any chance that he will sit down for an interview with the special counsel before the investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential race is wrapped up.

Republican Ian Lovejoy Announces Challenge To DSA Democrat Delegate Lee Carter In 2019

"To ensure our region’s prosperity, we must work to ease the tax burden on our families and small businesses and see to it that we get back from Richmond as much as we give. We need to build on our past successes of job creation and continue our efforts to alleviate traffic congestion, so we spend more time with family and community and less time commuting," Republican candidate for the 50th House district Ian Lovejoy said this weekend following the launch of his 2019 General Assembly campaign.

Inventor And Businessman Joe May Wins Republican Nomination In 33rd State Senate District Special...

Republican candidate Joe May will face Democratic nominee Delegate Jennifer Boysko (D-Fairfax) to replace Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton in a Tuesday, January 8 special election.
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24th House District Special Election: Republican Ronnie Campbell Secures Nomination To Succeed Cline

Republican Ronnie Campbell will face Democratic challenger Christian Worth in next month's special election for the seat to succeed Congressman-elect Ben Cline in western Virginia.

Finding the Middle Ground: Chasing the Crunchy Conservative Vote in Loudoun County

Chasing the middle ground in exurban Virginia requires a bit more deftness around the crunchy conservatives, writes Hypatia.

Virginia Is Not Trending Towards The Democrats; Republicans Just Don’t Have Their Act Together

How do you lose 33.1% support if your opponent only grows, at most, by 5%?

Is There A Russian Connection Behind Cuccinelli’s Opposition To Dominion ACP?

It is no small wonder why the Russian government would not unleash every inch of its disinformation machine against the project.
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The First Step Act Reveals Two Big Areas Of Criminal Justice Reform

The First Step Act, the biggest criminal justice reform package in over 20 years, is set to peel away at President Bill Clinton's 1994 "Crime Bill" and reduce harsh sentencing guidelines for non-violent drug offenders.

Southwest Virginia Businessman Using Drone Technology To Save Farmland

Tazewell County's Don Nelson explained that he chose to get into the drone business from an "agricultural standpoint," saying that "his research had shown that farmland was being lost at the rate of 3,000 acres per year due to brush and weeds. If not addressed, based on rising U.S. population, it could mean food shortages by 2025."
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Mark Warner Criticizes President Trump’s Pick For Acting Attorney General

Warner charged Trump for not appointing a government official who has previous senatorial confirmation, for example, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Solicitor General Noel Francisco. The senator has been at odds with the White House since January 2017, most notably for his admonishment of Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during the months-long confirmation process.
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CIA Says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Ordered Assassination Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Initial reports after the October 2 assassination include claims that Khashoggi was allegedly "cut into pieces" then moved out of the consulate, with some saying it was recorded to prove the mission had been completed. CIA Director Gina Haspel reportedly listened to an audio recording from a "listening device" the Turkish government had inside the consulate, detailing that Khashoggi was killed within moments of entering.
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Acosta Gets His Pass Back, Rules For Reporting May Be Established After Fifth Amendment...

After tempers were flaring between President Donald Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta at the White House during a post-midterm election press conference, a fracas between the reporter and a White House staffer ensued, with Trump reprimanding Acosta in the process and suspending his press pass hours later. Federal Judge Timothy Kelly has ruled that CNN's Acosta will get his press pass back on Fifth Amendment grounds, with the Trump Administration working to establish a set of "rules" for reporting.
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Ranked Choice Voting Growing In Popularity

Experts and advocates for the program claim it will increase voter participation among the public, provide a better variety of candidates for elected office, and reduce levels of political tribalism.

Fed Chairman Says Economy ‘In Good Place’ And Pledges Live Central Bank Meetings

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said American markets will have to come to terms with rates rising in 2019 as the U.S. central bank works to control inflation. The Fed is expected to raise rates an additional quarter-point before the end of the year, despite having three quarter-point raises earlier this year when forecasts showed gross domestic product (GDP) increases were far above four percent.

Legal Trouble For Virginia AG Mark Herring From Environmental Alliance With Billionaire Bloomberg

After being praised by the NYU School of Law's State Energy and Environmental Impact Center for his work including fighting the Trump's Administration's EPA for their proposal to roll back vehicle emissions standards from the Obama-era, fighting Virginia's offshore drilling plans, promoting the Clean Power Plan, and pledging to remain committed to the Paris climate accords, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is hit with a lawsuit for his alleged efforts and the legality of bringing aboard climate litigators into the state government funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg to prosecute more Virginia environmental offenses.
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