DOJ Requests Interviews with Redistricting Legislators
Webb Says U.S. Blase’ On Use of Force
Blunt Challenges Cantor on Aid Offsets
Dems Push Allen for Firm Position on Ryan Budget
Hochul Prevails in NY 26
McDonnell Still Wants to Back a Governor
McDonnell Won’t Intervene in Soering Case
House R’s Raise More than $500,000 at Annual Retreat
Kaine on Star Tek Closing
Virginia Gets a [...]

No Driver’s Licenses at DMV Monday
Redrawing Legislative Maps Likely to Face Challenges
State Gears Up for Redistricting
Griffith Baits Boucher, Wants Debates in Public Forums
Independent Candidate Clark in 5th District Has Debt History
Wolf Visits Riverton Dam
Cuccinelli Adds to Virginia Political Playbook
S. Carolina Gives Glimpse of New Abortion Clinic Rules
Cuccinelli Says Court Recording Systems Allowed
Tobacco Friendly Clubs Chafe [...]

1. The Monopoly on Sin
There’s a curious position emerging among the opponents of Bob McDonnell’s ABC privatization initiative. More and more, it appears that they are maintaining that the Commonwealth ought to maintain a monopoly on sin. You don’t want the private sector selling liquor because we’re worried about what will happen (economically and socially) [...]

Elk to Return to Buchanan County
Groups File in Support of UVA in Climate Suit
Surplus Grows to Nearly $400 Million
Bolling Sees Signs of Hope in State Economy
McDonnell Urges Obama to Rethink JFCOM Closure
JFCOM’s Reliance on Contractors Makes It Tempting Target for Gates
Allen to Discuss Jewish Lineage at Jewish Retreat
Perriello Feels the Heat in Danville Stop
Goodlatte Talks [...]

New Smoking Laws Don’t Have Much Bite
McDonnell Yet to Issue Anti-Bias Order
On Advice of Cuccinelli, Plan to Extend State Benefits to Same Sex Partners is Ignored
McDonnell Asks Obama to Reconsider Student Loan Proposal
SOTU Rebuttal Responses Continue
Bolling’s Role: Point Man for McDonnell’s Jobs Plan
Cuccinelli’s Private Practice Causes Buzz
Virginia Legislators Might Double Cuts to Balance Budget
Helderman’s GA [...]

State Congressional Delegation Reacts to Afghanistan Troop Surge
McDonnell Seeks Details on State Agencies
GOP Nominates Steve Hunt in 37th Senate District
Kaine Calls Smoking Ban Historic
Enforcement of Smoking Ban is Hazy
Smoking Ban Kicks Customers Outside and Clears the Air
New Coalition Has AG’s Support for Mental Health Reforms in Treatment of Children
Democrats Bash Cantor on Stimulus
Perriello Stresses Need [...]

Virginia to Borrow $1.26 Billion for Depleted Unemployment Funds
Bob Marshall to Propose Healthcare Freedom Constitutional Amendment
Salahis Sought Gala Access Through a Pentagon Door
Smokers Take Their Last Puff in Virginia Restaurants
Some Hampton Roads Clubs Debut Smoking Rooms
Kaine Sets Special Elections for Virginia Senate on January 12th
Kaine Pays Grove Park Pre-School a Visit
State Seeks to Find and [...]

1. The Yes Man
That’s what Bob McDonnell says he will be as Governor. In his acceptance speech at the Republican¬†convention, McDonnell argued that in the upcoming campaign it’ll be the Democrats, not the GOP who’ll be the “Party of No.”¬† McDonnell contended that he’ll be the candidate of new ideas and it’ll be the Democrats [...]

Kaine Speaks of Hope and Optimism at UR Graduation
Candidates Urge GOP Delegates to Attend Convention
Democratic Primary Appears Lackluster
Perriello Foresees Jobs in Climate Change
New GOP State Chair Was Tied to Group That Attacked Cantor (And Notes He Resigned After Becoming Aware of Activities)
Citing DNA Test, Prisoner Asks Virginia Supreme Court to Clear Him of 1984 Rape [...]

House Votes Not To Change Unemployment Insurance Rules and Accept Stimulus Money for Expanded Unemployment Benefits
Legislators Back Kaine on Quicker Crackdown on Payday Lenders
Senate Upholds Kaine’s Veto on Three Death Penalty Bills and on Permitting Citizens with Concealed Weapons Permits to Carry Guns Into Bars
House Rejects Kaine’s No Excuses Absentee Ballot Amendment
Assembly Rejects Kaine’s Changes [...]