Testimony ends in McDonnell trial
Fri., Aug. 29 | 12:01 PM - An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor's mansion, a final effort to undercut the defense argument that the couple's failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible.
EXCLUSIVE: Del. Rust to propose Virginia Health Care Independence Act during Medicaid session
Wed., Aug. 27 | 06:40 PM - Northern Virginia state Del. Tom Rust will propose a bill called the Virginia Health Care Independence Act for discussion when the House of Delegates convenes next month to discuss Medicaid expansion and receiving an estimated $2 billion per year from the federal government for health care.
Across Loudoun, Gillespie pitches economic plan, condemns Obamacare
Republicans Ed Gillespie and state Del. Barbara Comstock visited Tart Lumber in Sterling Monday. Gillespie, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, was touting his new economic proposal during a several-stop tour through the county, and Comstock joined for the discussion. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Tue., Aug. 26 | 04:52 PM - The Republican challenger to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie, made a sweeping tour through Loudoun County Monday.
Gabriella’s Smashing Walnuts makes first grant; $100K to brain doctor
President Barack Obama hands a signing pen to Jake Miller, brother of the late Gabriella Miller, after Obama signed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act into law in early April. Screenshot/YouTube
Tue., Aug. 26 | 12:50 PM - The Loudoun-based Smashing Walnuts Foundation, launched to honor the late local youth Gabriella Miller, today made its first grant to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Trial gets juicier with McDonnell’s testimony
Mon., Aug. 25 | 01:12 PM - After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier.
Former Gov. McDonnell faces questions from prosecutors
Tue., Aug. 26 | 01:54 PM - The pointed questions prompted long pauses and lengthy explanations from McDonnell, who was admonished by the judge to just "answer the question" when he tried to offer a detailed response of why he disagreed with a question that implied that a joint real-estate venture he owned with his sister was in financial trouble.
Mickey Edwards tapped for Morven Park speaker series
Tue., Aug. 26 | 06:00 AM - On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Edwards brings that perspective to Northern Virginia as featured presenter at Morven Park’s annual “Distinguished Voices in Civics” speaker series.
Warner agrees to campaign debates, forums
Mon., Aug. 25 | 09:20 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has agreed to appear in eight joint public forums with Republican rival Ed Gillespie.
Bob McDonnell’s sister details communication woes
Wed., Aug. 20 | 02:03 PM - Communication between former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife deteriorated so badly that he didn't bother to tell the onetime first lady that his sister and her husband were separated, according to defense testimony Tuesday.
Simms, Dungy likely not to use ‘Redskins’ on TV
Tue., Aug. 19 | 06:45 PM - Two influential NFL voices said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise.
Race for Virginia’s 10th: Debate set, endorsements touted
Tue., Aug. 19 | 09:12 AM - State Del. Barbara Comstock, the Republican candidate in November's 10th Congressional District race, was endorsed in Loudoun County this morning by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Judge denies McDonnells’ request to dismiss case
Sun., Aug. 17 | 06:00 AM - A judge rejected a request Friday to dismiss charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in their corruption trial.
Redskins appeal trademark decision on team name
Fri., Aug. 15 | 02:23 PM - The Washington Redskins have appealed a decision that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise's attempt to defend its name.
Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va.
Thu., Aug. 14 | 03:57 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
Former Sen. John Warner endorses Comstock, will headline fundraiser
Former 30-year U.S. Sen. John Warner (R) will endorse state Del. Barbara Comstock (R) in this year’s 10th Congressional District race. Courtesy Photo
Wed., Aug. 13 | 09:12 AM - Though both Warner and Comstock are Republicans, Warner, who in 2009 retired after 30 years in the Senate, has been no surefire supporter of Virginia GOP candidates in recent years.